Tara Kamiya


Today baby and I took a walk.

It was a nice sunny day and we walked to the conbini (convenience store aka 7Eleven). Mom needed some ice-cream and baby needed some sun.

If you are old skool you probably think I should still be in the house. It has been 13 days since Max’s birthday and I am already going crazy.

I am a NYer, and what that means is that walking is a part of my DNA. I need to get out and I need to walk.

I do want to be mindful of my health and baby’s too, so it was a short walk.

My birth was quick and not too bad, about 4 hours. What a relief, after my first son I was nervous, I thought good lord another 20 hours. This time I was lucky. No horribleness at all. In just the two weeks that have passed I am just a little sore in my hips, but the rest of me feels like nothing happened. Thank Goodness.

My first son is so happy. He keeps trying to give the baby food and toys. He also wants to hold him and make him sleep in his bed. We are truly lucky to have such a kind child. He is very patient and waits for me to give Max milk. Sometimes he freaks out, but that is just the 2 year old thing.

big brother
Happy Big Brother

My midwife experience was excellent. They clothed me and the baby for 4 days. I got a facial and full body massage there as well. Everyone was super kind and the food was excellent. They made traditional food fresh daily and I cannot rave enough about this place. They also let my 2 year old son stay overnight. He was there for the birth and saw everything! What a smart child, when his brother came out he was so excited. He said akachan akachan! I am so happy he was there. I hope some part of him remembers that when he starts dating.LOL

Midwife in Japan

My experience of giving birth in Japanese is kinda strange. I was able to communicate with my husband’s help but basically it was just feeling the moment. The midwives understood me when the tough parts came. I just kept saying Taskete(help me). I am sure that was entertaining, being that there was little they could do. But in honesty they were very skilled and did actually help me get Max out. I did not get that strong urge to push like everyone talks about so it was good that they were able to help me through that.

blasian child

Finally my baby is here and we are so happy.

blasian baby
Hi Max!

14 thoughts on “Welcome! M.M.K. to the Kamiya family!

  1. Congratulations to your and your family! I am such a scaredy-cat when it comes to childbirth! I don’t think anyone could talk me into having children 🙂 Anyway, I’m so glad you had a healthy, happy baby and that you are doing well. I’m sure the weather is beautiful out there this time of year. You have a lovely blog – it is very much appreciated, at least by me… Take Care.

  2. aww! he is so cute and good to hear your older son has reacted so well to the new baby! hope to see some new youtube videos !

  3. Congratulations on your new addition. He’s so cute. You have two cute boys especially in the picture with your older son holding the baby. Many blessings to you and your family!

  4. Hi Tara,

    I am a subscriber on youtube. I just realized you have a blog. Congrats on the birth of your son. I am happy to hear you are feeling better. As a black woman with natural hair in Japan I understand your concerns where products are concerned. I shop online at iherb.com out of LA. They ship here at a reasonable price with Sagawa or Yamato. Have a look at the site they sell kinky curly products and a host of things like shea butter, castor oil, coconut oil and so on. Take care and ganbatte ne. mata ne.

  5. God bless you are your family. I actually teared, youre a beautiful soul with a wonderful family and an inspiration!

    Thank you!

  6. Thanks! And yes, iherb has been a godsend, I have ordered like 6 times already from them. I could not survive without them! Take Care and thanks for reading!

  7. Hello Tara,

    First off I want to say the I really enjoy your youtube videos alot. Today I have just discovered your blog in which I didn’t know you even blog! So super excited and definitely look forward to reading all of what you have to say! I am 24 years old, and I hope to someday visit and even live in Japan around the time I enter my 30’s. Anyway I have a question that I wish to ask you but prefer not to ask it here. If you could please email me I would really appreciate it. Or how ever way you prefer I contact you.

    Thank you so much for reading!
    And please continue making youtube videos!

    Gabrielle ^_^

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