Sports day (Elementary School)

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My son’s sports day. It was our 4th year attending sports day of his school and also our last for this year. Well, He (my son) definitely miss his friends and classmates. That’s why when we first time told him he started crying. But, now I think he will accept it. And, that for us to stay no more transfer and he can gain more friends there. He easily deals with the kids now, because he is now fluent in Japanese. So, he can talk to them.

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The sun really shines so brightly!… very hot and humid… we are sweating a lot. Anyway, we enjoyed watching our kids having so much fun. Have time to watch the video I complied. See below.

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City Hall

This is what I like about Japan. They don’t have break time when your working in the government like city hall/municipals. We (together with my kids) need to get family registry, address registration and passport. And all the employees are so darn, helpful and kind. We don’t experience this in our entire life when we are living in our own country. Gosh, you will surely see the difference between the two countries. I don’t know why my own country is like they don’t have this urgency thing. They had lunch breaks which no one will assist you. Sometimes about more than an hour. Don’t get me wrong if you choose the job in the government it should be dedicated to your work and can also be alternate to take a lunch break, but my original country I still love it except the government.

We arrived in the City Hall around 9am and we all done around 11am. To think I have to re-write the passport application form which I took some time to write it because in Japanese (Kanji, katakana, and hiragana) that’s tough for me. My hands are shaking because too difficult :(. They assist me totally until the end, even though I really don’t talk much in Japanese but I understand what they say.

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Then, September 22 – we have to get our passport personally. They will look at you and say your name, birthday and where you live. We are now officially Japanese citizens.

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Bye bye, Philippines Passport and Konnichiwa Nihon Passport. Sad to say, they don’t allow dual citizens. But, anyway… we choose to stay here for long period of time but of course, we will visit The Philippines because of our family and friends…

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Former Officemates

It’s been like 4 or 5 years not hearing them, well we just liked button on the facebook the usual thing. They really had a great time visiting in Japan and had time to meet us also. That’s totally great!

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But first, they both enjoy playing in the toys floor which we are in the Yodobashi Camera in Umeda, Osaka before meeting the Family.

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Then after they enjoy playing and we meet mo colleagues. Then, we had a great time chatting and they also shop. And finally, we will have a nice Dinner with them which they treat us. That’s totally great again! I just notice I always use the word great! But surely, it’s been awhile and away in IT Industry, we just talk everything besides from the “those are the days of Dell life” and also differences of our country and this country as well.

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Before heading home, she likes to have pictures of this shapes. (lovely!)

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夏まつり in Elementary School

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We attended Summer Festival in the school of my son (Minoo Higashi Elementary School) Of course, we show respect to wear yukata for this festival even though we are a foreigner.

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It started around 4 pm to 9:30 pm. They are a lot of food stall and toys as well.

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See how adorable they are when wearing yukata dress (kimono for summer).

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Kinosaki Marine World

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The Kinosaki Marine World is an aquarium united with nature where the Japanese sea view unfolds before your eyes.
Not only can you enjoy the sea beings in each area, you can also enjoy many exciting shows.

We got time to visit this place or because we don’t want to do public hot spring because is so hot like 35 degrees, I guess.

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INFORMATION:

  • 9.00 am – 5.00 pm (Entry until 4.30 pm)
  • * July 20 – August 31: 9.00 am – 6.00 pm
  • * We change our business hours during Golden Week, summer and the O-bon period.
  • *Open all year
  • *We have a map written in English.Please ask us for this.

Entrance fees

Adult Children(6~15yo) Small children (3~5yo)
2,470 yen 1,230 yen 620 yen

Parking

Charge (1 day) Passenger vehicles 700 yen / buses, microbuses 1,400 yen

We just loved watching different fishes or unique/weird fish in the aquarium.

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Dolphin and sea lion shows

The dolphins and sea lions change each year.
At Sealand Stadium, we have captivating show times for people to share with dolphins, sea lions and penguins!

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We have a chance to watch this shows. Interesting.

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She likes penguin and turtle, but sad we didn’t saw any turtles.

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She loves it seeing these walking penguins, and she wants to grab one.

Kids really love this place and they enjoy a lot. For more information, you can visit their English website: Kinosaki Marine World

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Kinosaki (城崎町) Hyōgo, Japan.

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Finally, we had a break for awhile. And also my advance gift for my birthday. Relax and Enjoy the heat of the summer.

Kinosaki (城崎町Kinosaki-chō) was a town in Kinosaki DistrictHyōgo Prefecture, Japan.

Kinosaki is famous as a resort area, with onsen (Japanese hot springs). In 1913, the writer Shiga Naoya came to Kinosaki and stayed there for three weeks. Kinosaki provided inspiration for his short story, Kinosaki ni te or "In Kinosaki".

There are seven public onsen bath houses in Kinosaki Onsen. Tourists staying in most of the ryokans (Japanese traditional inns) in Kinosaki can receive a free pass to all seven. It is common for tourists staying in Kinosaki Onsen to walk around in yukata, this saves them having to change into their own clothes every time they use an onsen.

A feature is the fountains in the square where mesh bags of eggs can be immersed and boiled while you wait. There are several ashiyu foot baths with running hot spring water where one can sit by the edge of the road and relax while soaking one's feet. A ropeway at the far end of the street transports visitors to the top of Mt Taishi, which has spectacular views of the town and Japan sea coastline.

The Sanin Main Line provides a JR rail connection to Kyoto, and direct trains to Osaka are available via Fukuchiyama. Direct limited express trains take about 2.5 hours from Osaka to Toyooka.

It will be better if you will come here in the winter season. But, the snow here is thick. We are to buy snow tire now. So, that we can drive there.

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We are a bit early so, we have to look around the area and we also need to eat lunch as well.

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So, good and tasty the crab and shrimp, I love it!!!

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Now, we are check-in the hotel. Morizuya Ryokan is the name of the place we stay. Japanese style room and clean of course.

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I can't imagine this is quite a lot for us. Anyway, the price of this place is worth it.

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We have time to attend the "Ubon Festival" and wearing Yukata clothes. We watched the fireworks display for summer and it held only weekdays.

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What I like about this place. They have family onsen but, it will only start 6:30 pm and will close until 11 pm. Lovely place. Anyway, perhaps I would say this place is nice location center of the streets of shops and restaurant. And we had time to go to the Kinosaki Marine World. I will separate the post for that. But, Of course, I will post here the video for you to see.

 

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Tanabata Matsuri (Star Festival)

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Our first time to attend this festival, they call it Tanabata Matsuri (Star Festival).

Tanabata (七夕, meaning “Evening of the seventh”), also known as the Star Festival, is a Japanese festival originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival.[1] It celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively). According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of the lunisolar calendar. The date of Tanabata varies by region of the country, but the first festivities begin on 7 July of the Gregorian calendar. The celebration is held at various days between July and August.

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They all so kawaii (cute) wearing summer kimono (yukata).

(sorry I have to cover their faces for security of the kids, it’s a Japanese culture)

Customs:

In present-day Japan, people generally celebrate this day by writing wishes, sometimes in the form of poetry, on tanzaku (短冊tanzaku), small pieces of paper, and hanging them on bamboo, sometimes with other decorations (see also Wish Tree). The bamboo and decorations are often set afloat on a river or burned after the festival, around midnight or on the next day.[8] This resembles the custom of floating paper ships and candles on rivers during Obon. Many areas in Japan have their own Tanabata customs, which are mostly related to local Obon traditions. There is also a traditional Tanabata song:[9]

ささのは さらさら
のきばに ゆれる
お星さま きらきら
きんぎん すなご
ごしきの たんざく
わたしが かいた
お星さま きらきら
空から  見てる

 

Sasa no ha sara-sara
Nokiba ni yureru
Ohoshi-sama kira-kira
Kingin sunago
Goshiki no tanzaku
watashi ga kaita
Ohoshi-sama kirakira
sora kara miteru

The bamboo leaves rustle,
shaking away in the leaves.
The stars twinkle
on the gold and silver grains of sand.
The five-colour paper strips
I have already written.
The stars twinkle,
they watch us from heaven.

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Story

Like Qixi and Chilseok, Tanabata was inspired by the famous Chinese folklore story, “The Weaver Girl and the Cowherd“. Some versions were included in the Man’yōshū, the oldest extant collection of Japanese poetry.[3]:25

The most popular version is as follows:[4][5][6][7]

Orihime (織姫Weaving Princess), daughter of the Tentei (天帝Sky King, or the universe itself), wove beautiful clothes by the bank of the Amanogawa (天の川Milky Way, lit. “heavenly river”). Her father loved the cloth that she wove and so she worked very hard every day to weave it. However, Orihime was sad that because of her hard work she could never meet and fall in love with anyone. Concerned about his daughter, Tentei arranged for her to meet Hikoboshi (彦星Cowman/Cowherd Star, or literally Boy Star) (also referred to as Kengyuu (牽牛)) who lived and worked on the other side of the Amanogawa. When the two met, they fell instantly in love with each other and married shortly thereafter. However, once married, Orihime no longer would weave cloth for Tentei and Hikoboshi allowed his cows to stray all over Heaven. In anger, Tentei separated the two lovers across the Amanogawa and forbade them to meet. Orihime became despondent at the loss of her husband and asked her father to let them meet again. Tentei was moved by his daughter’s tears and allowed the two to meet on the 7th day of the 7th month if she worked hard and finished her weaving. The first time they tried to meet, however, they found that they could not cross the river because there was no bridge. Orihime cried so much that a flock of magpies came and promised to make a bridge with their wings so that she could cross the river. It is said that if it rains on Tanabata, the magpies cannot come and the two lovers must wait until another year to meet.

I got limited pictures because I’m just using my phone forgot to bring my camera 😦 anyway, I got a short video to share, see below.

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Yokohama (short trip)

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We had a short trip in Yokohama (Kanagawa), just because my husband will have a final interview one of the biggest company. He had already turned it down, 2mos ago but still they do really like him and far for that his asking price has been exceeded. It’s so troublesome for us to transfer from different places here in Japan because of Kids, Schools and also their friends and we get to know our neighborhood as well.

Yokohama (横浜市Yokohama-shiJapanese: [jokoꜜhama]) is the largest city in Japan by population and most populous municipality of Japan. It is the capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture. It lies on Tokyo Bay, south of Tokyo, in the Kantō region of the main island of Honshu. It is a major commercial hub of the Greater Tokyo Area.

Yokohama’s population of 3.7 million makes it Japan’s largest city after the Special Wards of Tokyo. Yokohama developed rapidly as Japan’s prominent port city following the end of Japan’s relative isolation in the mid-19th century, and is today one of its major ports along with KobeOsakaNagoyaHakata, Tokyo, and Chiba.

We had productive trip, First we have to see the surrounding places and house trip. Yeah, a bit expensive to live in a big City like Yokohama compare to the Osaka sort of laid back life. The fast paced life in the City, kids will be develop how to be punctual and be aware of the surroundings even though the whole Japan is a Safe country. Anyway, after our house tripping, we have time to look around the area.

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All I can say, busy street and so many people. We are going to the biggest China Town in Japan. It was really big and the food so, tasty.

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Yokohama Chinatown (Japanese: 横浜中華街, yokohama chūkagaiSimplified Chinese: 横滨中华街; Traditional Chinese: 横濱中華街; Pinyin: Héngbīn Zhōnghuá Jiē; Cantonese JyutpingWaang4 ban1 zung1 waa4 gaai1) is located in YokohamaJapan, which is located just south of Tokyo. Its history is about 150 years long. Today only a few Chinesepeople still live in Chinatown, but it has a population of about 3,000 to 4,000. Most of the residents are from Guangzhou (Canton) but many come from other regions.

Yokohama Chinatown is the largest Chinatown not only in Japan but also in Asia (larger than Chinatowns in both Kobe and Nagasaki) and it is one of the largest in the world[citation needed]. There are roughly 250 Chinese-owned/themed shops and restaurants scattered throughout the district, with the highest concentration centered on a 300 square metre area.

And of course, trip without eating is no sense at all. We went to the Chinese food eat all you can. In short we pig out!

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On the 2nd Day, In the morning and late afternoon we have house, tripping means we are looking a place to live. Afterwards, fun day for the kids we went to the “Cosmo World”.(Cosmo Clock 21)

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Cosmo Clock 21 is a giant Ferris wheel at the Cosmo World amusement park in the Minato Mirai 21district of YokohamaJapan. When it first opened, it was the world’s tallest Ferris wheel, until the completion of the 108-metre (354 ft) Igosu 108 in Shiga, Japan, in 1992.

History and specifications

Built for the YES ’89 Yokohama Exposition at Minato Mirai 21 in 1989, Cosmo Clock 21 was originally constructed with a height of 107.5 metres (353 ft).

In 1997 the structure was dismantled, then in 1999 relocated onto a taller base which increased its overall height to 112.5 metres (369 ft).[3][4]

Cosmo Clock 21 has 60 passenger cars,[5] each capable of carrying up to eight people. One rotation of the 100-metre (330 ft) diameter wheel takes 15 minutes.

And, we go to the Nissin Noodles Museum, and we made our own noodles. You can check the site click here.

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What I like to travelling in Japan this one…

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LOCKER…. LOCKER …. LOCKER!!! Everywhere in the train station mostly and it was SAFE. I didn’t hear a news that they lost their valuable inside the locker. Because we have to check out 11am and our bullet train (Shin-Yokohama to Shin-Osaka) will be late afternoon we have some time to look around. So, we decided to place our luggage inside those lockers.

Even in the train have this sign board.

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Sad News :(

Last April, I was delayed in my monthly period. Then, I just don’t mind about it because that time we had a visitor from the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. They stayed in our house and we had some tour within Osaka only. That time as well, first day or first week of the school for our kids. Especially with our little princess will be in Nursery (3 yrs old).

By the end of the April, our visitors they will back home and I decided to pregnancy check if I’m pregnant. The first test it was blurred line, then after 3 days I test again, it was “positive”. I don’t know if I’ll be happy or worried. There’s a lot of things to consider because this was not our plan. Anyway, we also get excited to go to the ob-gyne clinic just near our place actually we can walk going there. Anyway, At first no heart beat yet, for 2 and 3 check-up the, 4 check up we already heard the heartbeat, then, after 4 days the doc said “He need to ensure the baby is healthy” So, we have to go back to the clinic to check. Suddenly, we cannot hear the heartbeat anymore. Mix Emotion here. This is our second time to lose our baby. But, I said to the doctor if we can check again next week, maybe just maybe we just missed the heartbeat. But sad to say, it didn’t came back the heartbeat so, they need to remove the baby in the uterus before getting worst. Our first baby also same case, no heartbeat. They didn’t really say what does it cause. I just had my extraction and I had to rest 1 weeks to heal and my husband needs to work at home. Well, we have to accept it, we didn’t plan and God didn’t plan to give it to us.

So, now I need to understand why does the heartbeat our the baby just disappeared?

What Are the Chances of Miscarriage After Seeing Heartbeat?

If miscarriage were to occur, 80% of them happen before the 12th week of pregnancy. Out of those, 50% to 70% happen before women even know they are pregnant. The chances of miscarriage after seeing heartbeat on ultrasound are actually quite low. There is approximately a 5%-10% chance of miscarriage after the baby’s heartbeat is visible. This does only apply if the fetal heart rate is a good number. Low heart rates may show a problem and that a miscarriage may be imminent. Also, if there is a heartbeat it doesn’t always mean that a miscarriage will not occur later on.

This rule also only applies if you are experiencing a healthy pregnancy with no bleeding, cramping, spotting or lack of pregnancy symptoms. Another factor is the heart rate. If the baby has a normal heart rate over 120 beats per minute it is considered normal. Concern goes up if the heart beat is too slow or too fast. Doctors add that even if the heart rate is normal, there can still be other conditions that affect the baby and/or pregnancy like poor maternal health, drug/alcohol use, hormone issues or uterine structural abnormalities.

Chances of Miscarriage in Different Conditions of Pregnancy

After the heartbeat is detected the risk of miscarriage begins to decline, but there are differentfactors that affect the rates of miscarriage. The numbers are not exact, but can give a rough estimate at the rates of pregnancy loss for certain situations:

  • ŸNo vaginal bleeding. With no vaginal bleeding, the chances of miscarriage after seeing heartbeat are 4%.
  • ŸWith vaginal bleeding. With vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy, the chances of miscarriage after detection of heartbeat are around 13%.
  • ŸHistory of reoccurring miscarriage. If there is a history of more than one miscarriage in the past, the chances of miscarriage after seeing heartbeat go up to 17%.
  • ŸMaternal age over 35. Being over the age of 35 raises the risk of miscarriage after detection of heartbeat to 16% well over the 4% risk for other normal pregnancies if the mother is under 35.
  • ŸMaternal age over 40. The risk of miscarriage for women over 40 after detection of heart beat is around 20%.

How to Reduce Chances of Miscarriage

These measures can help to reduce your risk of miscarriage and increase your risk of a healthy pregnancy for both you and your baby. If you are planning a pregnancy you can start getting your body ready by eating right, changing your lifestyle to focus on health and getting plenty of exercise. In addition, the tips below can also help:

What to Do Both Before and After Pregnancy

What to Do Description
Eat clean Use only organic fruits and vegetables that do not contain pesticides. Chemical pesticides can be toxic to your body and your baby.
Only use organic dairy products and avoid soy Non-organic dairy and soy may have excess estrogen that can throw off your own hormone levels. Eat only grass fed beef and free range chicken that are also free of hormones and antibiotics.
Get Omega-3 fatty acids in your diet and avoid mercury fish Cold water fish contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids that can help balance your hormone levels. They also contribute to healthy brain development in your baby. Stay away from fish that contain high levels of mercury.
Eat whole grains and avoid white or processed grains White bread and processed grains do not contain enough nutrients and are just empty calories. Eat whole grain breads and pasta that contain enough vitamins for you and your baby.
Eat plenty of high fiber foods Fiber can help keep your blood sugar and hormones in balance. They can also help with constipation during pregnancy. Eat a good amount of beans, vegetables, fruits and whole grain cereals that are fiber rich.
Reduce sugar intake Sugar can raise your blood sugar levels which is not healthy in pregnancy. It can also cause your immune system to weaken.
Drink plenty of water Your blood volume needs to expand to accommodate your baby’s needs. You also need to keep from becoming dehydrated. Drink at least 2 liters of water daily. Keep water with you at all times.

What You Should Do Prior to Getting Pregnant

What to Do Description
Have a full check-up and get tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) Certain health conditions like diabetes, low thyroid hormones, low reproductive hormones and sexually transmitted diseases all raise the risk of having a miscarriage. Getting tested and treated before you get pregnant can help decrease your risk of miscarriage.
Dig out your old shot records Make sure that your immunizations are current and up-to-date. There are certain communicable diseases that can cause you to miscarry. Make sure you are vaccinated and get any booster shots before you get pregnant.
Start taking folic acid Folic acid prevents neural tube defects, which is a malformation of the spinal cord and nervous system. This can easily be prevented with 600mg of folic acid daily 1 to 2 months before you get pregnant.
Go easy on caffeine Not only does caffeine reduce fertility, it can also raise the risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy. Try not to drink more than a cup or two of coffee or two caffeinated soft drinks daily.
Keep a healthy weight Lastly, if you are overweight understand that obesity can contribute to miscarriage. It is important to try to get to a healthy weight before you get pregnant since it is not good to diet during pregnancy. Doing this will also help avoid any other health conditions that obesity can cause during pregnancy.

What You Should Do After You Get Pregnant

What to Do Description
Easy on the exercise It is okay to continue to exercise, but try to modify your routine so that you don’tlift heavy objects, strain abdominal muscles or get too hot. Of course, refrain from any contact exercise or sports or anything that can cause you to fall.
Don’t eat raw meats, seafood or unpasteurized foods Toxoplasmosis and listeria are infections that raise the risk of miscarriage or can make your baby sick too. They come from eating foods that have not been cooked properly or pasteurized to remove bacteria.
No alcohol, drugs or cigarettes Anything that is bad for you, is even worse for your baby. You share the same blood supply and everything you take in gets to your baby. Alcohol, drugs and cigarettes can cause fetal death and miscarriage.
Stay away from toxins and radiation If you need to get an x-ray, you need to tell your doctor that you are pregnant. X-rays are harmful to your baby and should never be done in pregnancy unless there is an extreme emergency. Toxins are also harmful to your baby, including lead, benzene, arsenic, formaldehyde, and ethylene oxide.
Stay calm and stress free Try to do things to reduce your stress levels. Stress increases the risk of miscarriage and other conditions in pregnancy like increased blood pressure, gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia. Any of these conditions can even contribute to later pregnancy loss.
Limit caffeine during pregnancy After you become pregnant, you still need to limit your caffeine to no more than two cups of coffee or two caffeinated soft drinks a day. Excess caffeine can cause miscarriage after pregnancy occurs.
Ask about progesterone therapy Women who have a history of miscarriage, advanced age or other hormonal issues may benefit from the use of progesterone in early pregnancy. This helps keep the pregnancy hormone levels stable and may prevent early pregnancy loss. This must be prescribed and monitored by your doctor.

Source: New Kids Center

I think, I got my fault as well, before then, I think everyday I drink a lot of coffee (caffeine), eat lots of sugars (donuts, cakes, chocolate (Hokkaido from my friends). And often, I ride a bike going to the supermarket and the school of my daughter. I admit my real fault.

It is not common for a woman to have a miscarriage after seeing a heartbeat in the developing baby. In fact, a woman may have less than a 10% chance of having a miscarriage after this point. It is important to note, however, that this level of chance is only when the heart rate of the fetus is healthy. If the heart rate is considerably lower than normal, a miscarriage may be more likely. Additionally, the presence of a visible heartbeat does not mean a woman will not have a miscarriage; some women do miscarry, even after reaching this pregnancy milestone.

In most pregnancies, the sighting of the fetal heartbeat is an important milestone. In fact, this may be one of the first signs that a pregnancy is viable, which means there are no obvious signs of approaching pregnancy loss. Often, a developing fetus’s heartbeat can be seen before it can be heard in the office of a medical professional. As such, many healthcare providers recommend ultrasounds at around the eighth week of pregnancy in order to check on the development of the baby. This is particularly true when problems are expected or the pregnant woman is over the age of 35, which is often considered advanced maternal age.

Since miscarriage after this point is fairly uncommon, some women feel more comfortable about announcing their pregnancies once they have seen the fetal heartbeat. Some women may even become more emotionally attached to their developing babies at this point, as seeing the heartbeat may make the pregnancy feel more real. This may be especially true for first-time mothers, women who’ve had previous miscarriages, and those who aren’t experiencing the typical symptoms of pregnancy.

While miscarriage after seeing a heartbeat isn’t common, women should be aware that it is still possible. For example, a fetus with a heart rate below the normal range is more likely to miscarry. Some also occur when the developing baby’s heart rate was well within the normal range, if there is a chromosomal abnormality in the baby, a maternal infection or health condition, a hormonal imbalance in the mother, or a structural problem with the uterus. In some cases, however, medical professionals cannot say sure certain why such a miscarriage might occur.

Source: Wise Geek Health

That hurt, Maternal Age, I’m already 40 going to 41 this July 2017. I think my uterus is weak and not healthy to bear baby anymore.

Below Articles it was good to find the causes (I guess)

Miscarriage After Heartbeat

After one sees evidence of a heartbeat during the ultrasound, the chances of miscarriage drop drastically. However, one’s lifestyle, age of the woman pregnant and other health risks increase the chances of miscarriage. Miscarriage is the natural loss of pregnancy that happens before week 20 of the pregnancy. Roughly about 80 percent of all miscarriages happen before the woman enters the second trimester, and about 50 percent of miscarriages happen without the mother realizing that she wasLosing pregnancy miscarriage pregnant in the first place. The majority of miscarriages happen due to a chromosomal abnormality in the fetus which inhibits it from growing properly. It is believed that the chances of miscarriages reduce after the fetus has grown to the point where one can see the heartbeat on the ultrasound.

The heartbeat of the fetus can be heard as early as five weeks into the pregnancy on an ultrasound. The heart is not fully developed at this point in the pregnancy but the myocardial muscles begin to contract and thus one gets to hear the heartbeat on an ultrasound.

Several factors play a role in increasing the chances of a woman to have a miscarriage:

Miscarriage After Heartbeat

After one sees evidence of a heartbeat during the ultrasound, the chances of miscarriage drop drastically. However, one’s lifestyle, age of the woman pregnant and other health risks increase the chances of miscarriage. Miscarriage is the natural loss of pregnancy that happens before week 20 of the pregnancy. Roughly about 80 percent of all miscarriages happen before the woman enters the second trimester, and about 50 percent of miscarriages happen without the mother realizing that she wasLosing pregnancy miscarriage pregnant in the first place. The majority of miscarriages happen due to a chromosomal abnormality in the fetus which inhibits it from growing properly. It is believed that the chances of miscarriages reduce after the fetus has grown to the point where one can see the heartbeat on the ultrasound.

The heartbeat of the fetus can be heard as early as five weeks into the pregnancy on an ultrasound. The heart is not fully developed at this point in the pregnancy but the myocardial muscles begin to contract and thus one gets to hear the heartbeat on an ultrasound.

Several factors play a role in increasing the chances of a woman to have a miscarriage:

1. Age

  • The chances of having a miscarriage increases the higher the age of the pregnant woman. Age is considered one of the largest contributors to the probability that the woman will suffer a miscarriage. Women over the age of 40 have roughly an 18 percent chance of suffering a miscarriage as compared to 12 percent for women aged above 35.

2. Health conditions40 year old pregnant woman smiling

  • Women experiencing pre-existing medical conditions have a higher chance of having a miscarriage. Women who have a substance abuse history have an even higher rate of having a miscarriage. Smoking, consumption of alcohol or even recreational drugs have a severe impact on increasing the chances of having a miscarriage.

When a woman gets to know that her chances of suffering a miscarriage are high, one tends to get nervous. But it is important to understand that every woman’s body is different and thus so is every pregnancy.

In order to prevent miscarriage, one needs to start eating clean. One should start the intake of organic fruits and vegetables

Painting about a miscarriaged baby

that do not contain any chemicals or pesticides, as they can be very toxic to one’s body and to the yet unborn baby. Also, non-organic soy and dairy may have excess estrogen that might throw off one’s hormone levels. One should also start getting Omega-3 fatty acids in one’s diet. Cold water fish are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. But one should stay away from fish that contain high levels of mercury. One should also avoid white and processed grains and only eat whole grains. One also needs to eat food that is high in fiber. Fiber helps in keeping the hormones and blood sugar in balance. A woman also needs to reduce her sugar intake as high sugar intake can cause the blood sugar levels to rise which is not healthy for a healthy pregnancy. High sugar intake also weakens the immune system.

Source: Check Pregnancy

I hope readers can help you this above article that I read a lot while I’m resting.

 

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HarborLand, Kobe, Japan

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Our first time to go here, One of my japanese friend invited us here.

Facing Kobe bay, the commercial complex of shopping mall, restaurants, cinemas and other amusement facilities, hotels and wedding center Kobe Harborland is truely a pearl lying on the edge of land, shining dazzlingly over a large space of waterfront at night. In fact, the complex originated in the former site of the Japanese National Railways Minatogawa Kamotsu Station. Kobe General Children’s Center was the very first facility appearing at Harborland. The year 1990 remarked several important events held in Kobe Harborland including the first gas lamp lighting event at Kobe Gaslight street, the opening of Kobe Harborland General Information Center, Kobe city General Education Center and the Brick Warehouse restaurants. After the construction of Harborland Event Square Hanekko Hiroba and the pedestrian bridge Hanekko was completed in 1991, Kobe Harborland was officially opened as a town, a veritable cultural hub linking the land and sea in such a active and modern commercial complex, leading to the open of a series of important facilities including of Hotel New Otani, Kobe Seibu Department store, Duo Kobe, Augusta Plaza, Hankyu Department Store and Mosaic.

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From our house to this place, it took us 1 1/2 hours. And, our kids happy to have long trip they are watching their favorite cartoons Totoro and Doraemon.

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Look at the view is so gorgeous, and the big cruise in the other side of the port. We go early ’cause we know that it will be traffic because it was Golden Week Holiday.

Mosaic and Canal Garden are two largest shopping complexes located in Harborland. While Mosaic takes advantage of lying along the waterfront, holding aloft the signboard outstanding from the distance and featuring a complex of boutiques and restaurants, Canal Garden owns the Hankyu Department store, Sofmap electronics tore and sports store. The brick warehousescreate an outstanding construction in the middle of Kobe Harborland by the impressive classical architecture. The houses used to be used to store cargo from ships around the port before becoming home of several restaurants. An other remarkable construction, Hanekko pedestrian bridge comes over the little stream by the event square Hanekko Hiroba. Hanekko is the pioneer in applying the European style in construction which wings can be lifted up to allow ships to pass. The bridge will be extremely splendid at night by the illumination of about 1700 light bulbs.

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A happy kid because we go inside the shops of the Anpanman Museum but not the Museum itself. Because we are early so, we had time to stroll around the vicinity.

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Here’s the main reason we went here to eat Brazilian Food. It was “meat all you eat”. It was terrific and delicious food. The name of the restaurant is Brasiliano, nice place the staff are from Brazil but they can converse in Japanese. I just love the beans and the sauce on it and i don’t know what does it called, but great food. Very friendly Staff even though it was so, many people they can still manage not to let the customer waited too long.

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We had time to ask the staff to take us pictures. Then, we stroll outside to look the scenery. The big cruise at the opposite side was already sail away. I told to my husband once He had long vacation we should try to do Cruise Trip. Well, put in the family bucket list.

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A great thing we went to the side of the Mall, we had time to go the Kawasaki and Marine Museum. Kids enjoy it so much. Of course Kawasaki is all about motors, history and different kinds of motors from small to big one.

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While, the other kids are still enjoying the Kawasaki Museum, we went to the Marine and take pictures with my little princess. Different ships, boats anything in the water transport.

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We just recently watch this in the TV. The Time Capsule, 1987 – 2017 – But, they didn’t show what’s inside the capsule.

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While walking, we saw this man doing some balloon art. Then, my girl she don’t want to go until she requested to make anpanman balloon. So, cute right.

Anpanman (アンパンマン?) is a Japanese picture book series written by Takashi Yanase, running from 1973 until the creator died in 2013. The series has been adapted into an anime entitled Soreike! Anpanman (それいけ!アンパンマン?, Let’s Go! Anpanman), which is one of the most popular anime series among young children in Japan. The series follows the adventures of Anpanman, a superhero with an anpan (a bean-jam filled pastry) for a head, who protects the world from an evil anthropomorphic germ named Baikinman.

Heavily merchandised, the Anpanman characters appear on virtually every imaginable children’s product in Japan, ranging from clothes[1] to video games to toys to snack foods.

Well, there’s a lot of character in Anpanman Cartoons. Babies or Toddlers love this Anpanman cartoon. Just check this link here.

 

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