We’re Due!  But…

We’re Due! But…

It’s our due date but it’s 3:39pm and no baby.  My BH contractions aren’t even hard enough to take my breath away today though the tightening is there.  He slept all morning (as did I) but right now he’s tumbling like there’s a trampoline in my womb.  It’s like Christmas and I can’t wait to … Continue reading

Nesting

Nesting

Both my husband and I are in the nesting phase and trying to ready the house for baby.  We have 5 1/2 weeks to go! Tomorrow is my baby shower – planned by my awesome sister who excels at party planning and hosting🙂  It’ll be fun! As far as the pregnancy is going – everything … Continue reading

Mini Grams: Baby Stuff

Mini Grams: Baby Stuff

Every time I tell myself to not make any bracelets and give my hands a rest, I do the opposite.  I spent the weekend making some bracelets and then hubby and I finally build the crib! It made things feel even more real – we have 7 weeks to go before baby comes.  We’re excited, … Continue reading

FancifulWish Etsy Shop

I’ve finally created my Etsy shop – been meaning to, but it takes some time to list items and such.  So here it is!  Please check it out and thank you for all your support! Here’s the link: http://www.etsy.com/shop/FancifulWish (for some reason I’m having trouble with the text widget- once I figure that out I’ll add … Continue reading

Passion

Passion

Last week I had lunch with a friend I hadn’t seen in a few years.  We met back in 2004, I was 25 and married, she only 17 and we were coworkers. We used to pass time in the spa playing word games, creating little random stories by giving each other a piece of note … Continue reading

31 Weeks and Carpal Tunnel

31 Weeks and Carpal Tunnel

The closer I get to my due date (9 weeks to go) my hands seem to get worse.  Even typing this post, I can feel that the fingertips on my right hand are swollen and quote uncomfortable.  I hate it. All I can do is wait to give birth for the swelling to go away. … Continue reading

Birth Pain Management

Birth Pain Management

Happy Sunday! On Tuesday I’ll be 30 weeks pregnant.  WOW. Ten more weeks to go… We had our second childbirth class yesterday and we went over the Transition Phase, breathing techniques, birth plans and pain management.  The class got smaller, about 4 couples weren’t there.  It was good to learn about epidurals, episiotomies, different interventions … Continue reading

DIY Bracelets

DIY Bracelets

What have I been up to?  DIY Bracelets.  Oh yes…I have found a new hobby that allows me to stay creative yet sit on my butt because a lot of things take effort to do now with this belly growing.  And boy is he growing and shaking and rolling.  Blame Pinterest once again for my … Continue reading

Waikiki and Memorial Day Weekend

Waikiki and Memorial Day Weekend

This past weekend, my hubby and I decided to use the gift certificate we won for a 2 night stay at the Aston Waikiki Sunset.  With the baby coming in 12 weeks, it was now or never!  And the gift certificate expires in December.  We also had a massage certificate to the spa at the … Continue reading

Glory Days / Glee

Glory Days / Glee

I forgot that the graduation episode was last night but my hubby recorded it on DVR (thanks babe!).  My hubby and I didn’t religiously watch it this season.  But we caught the few last shows leading up to this graduation and goodbye episode.  I loved it! Loved that they sang one of my favorite songs … Continue reading

27 Weeks, End of the 2nd Trimester

27 Weeks, End of the 2nd Trimester

Okay, so since week 26 I’ve been thinking I’m in my 3rd Trimester.  I think because I felt like I got huge and then I was feeling different, more headaches, more aches in my hip, the middle fingertip on my right hand is just numb all day and night.  Well I’m not, this week is … Continue reading

Kitchen Aid

Kitchen Aid

Hello readers! I decided to write a post since Elijah is on a roll kicking in my belly.  Writing will take my mind of it because it feels weird the stronger/bigger he gets.  I tried to rub my tummy to soothe him but he seems to like that and kicks even more.  :-)  Silly boy. … Continue reading

Baby Kicks

Baby Kicks

Tomorrow I’ll be 26 weeks pregnant which means only 14 weeks to go.  Wow. Mother’s Day was yesterday and it made my anticipation for baby to be here kick up a notch.  We also toyed with his middle name and I think it will be Matthew.  Elijah Matthew…:-)  I love it! And how was your … Continue reading

Photo Book Project

Photo Book Project

Aloha! Today is a quiet Tuesday and all I did was go grocery shopping, walk the dogs, waste time on Facebook playing games and now I’m blogging.  My windows are open and I get to see my garden thriving in the sunshine.  It is a beautiful day. Miss Nani-Girl is in fine form today so … Continue reading

Babies R Us Adventure

Babies R Us Adventure

The hubby and I FINALLY went to look at cribs, strollers, and other things at Babies R Us in Pearl City.  I will admit-I was overwhelmed in the store.  I already started my registry online, but it’s different going in person.  We were surrounded with parents and parents to be, which made our situation all … Continue reading

May Day is Lei Day

May Day is Lei Day

In Hawaii, May 1st is considered May Day or Lei Day as it is widely known here in the islands.  It’s a day to celebrate the Hawaiian culture. My memories of May Day mostly surrounds my grade school years.  It’s a big deal here.  The sixth graders would consists of the May Day Court, a … Continue reading

23 Weeks: Crossing Things Off My List

23 Weeks: Crossing Things Off My List

I recently had to make a list, that keeps getting longer.  But yesterday I managed to cross off a bunch of things.  It was great except I think I over did it and my hips hurt all last night. * I finally sent off wedding photos off to family members.  It took me almost a … Continue reading

The 22nd Week

The 22nd Week

I haven’t posted in awhile, not because I didn’t have anything to post-but because my pregnancy carpal tunnel has been really a pain.  To the point I have to ice my wrists in the morning.  :-(  It sucks, but I have only 18 weeks (17 more weeks come Tuesday) to go.  The carpal tunnel is … Continue reading

Eat the Street – Kapolei

Eat the Street – Kapolei

To start off, I can’t write this post without mentioning my fun Friday night watching the Kahiko competition of the Merrie Monarch Festival.  I only watch kahiko because to me it’s the best  hula to watch.  It calls to the heart of what I think “Hawaii” is.  So here are some images of that – … Continue reading

Volunteering and Tweets

Volunteering and Tweets

Hi all! Last night I was scrolling through my twitter feed and found an interesting tweet from Honolulu Daily.  The tweet said “Volunteers needed: Hawaiian Typing Project”.  I clicked it since I definitely have time to volunteer. The project to me is kind of awesome.  It’s an ongoing typing project called ‘Ike ku’oko’a – perpetuating … Continue reading

Travel Photos and Quotes

Travel Photos and Quotes

Oh to travel!  I won’t be going anywhere anytime soon with baby in my womb and then when he comes out.  But I can dream of Paris…of London…of Italy.  That honeymoon was the best.  But it does make hubby and I crave more traveling time.  Guess we’ll have to wait til way later.  For now, … Continue reading

Happy Easter – Hubby Shopping

Happy Easter – Hubby Shopping

I finally got the hubby to go shopping yesterday.  Yes, HE went shopping.  I can only get him to do this a few times a year, but he needed running shoes, tennis shoes and new work pants.  I had to buy shorts.  We had a good time and I got my exercise.  I thought it … Continue reading

Roots: The Philippines

Roots: The Philippines

Aloha readers! Tomorrow, my mom, dad, sister and her two sons will be traveling to the Philippines.  Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, to be exact and I’m bummed Josh and I won’t be going with them.  The plan included us going until I got pregnant.  We decided, the heat of a Philippine April would be too uncomfortable … Continue reading

18 Weeks Baby Boy

18 Weeks Baby Boy

We’re having a baby BOY. Yesterday we had our ultrasound appointment.  It was difficult to say the least…not the ultrasound part but the part where they tell you to drink 24 oz of WATER 45 minutes before your appointment.  I wanted to pee the moment we checked in at the desk.  To top that off, … Continue reading

Got Lemons?

Got Lemons?

Good Morning! Yesterday I decided to make an avocado grilled sandwich because once more I was inspired by a delicious looking Pinterest photo.  It was called an “adult” grilled cheese sandwich maybe because it had extra things in it other than just cheese.  Anyway the photo had this big juicy avocado slice in it.  And … Continue reading

Cooking Mood

Cooking Mood

The Pregnancy: Ah, I’m bored.  Yes, bored at home.  I miss working, but I tried massaging Josh last week for about 30 minutes.  It was deep tissue and I put my strength into it and for that I suffered pain in my hips, lower back and shoulders for it.  Amazing how weak that made me … Continue reading

Beautiful Lightning

Beautiful Lightning

I woke up this morning to stomach pains and I couldn’t sleep comfortable, left side or right side and my nose started draining.  Ahhhh, the wonders of pregnancy.  :-)  I was shifting in bed when I saw a bright flash outside.  I parted the curtains and gasped out loud, waking up Josh. It was amazing … Continue reading

Sweet You Rock and Sweet You Roll

Sweet You Rock and Sweet You Roll

Sorry had to steal that line from Dave Matthews Band since they are playing on my Pandora.  It’s the Alt Indie Love Song Playlist and it’s perfect for today.  Why?  Because it’s gloomy, cloudy and it was raining all last night and this morning and it looks like it’ll be raining again.  But I love … Continue reading

Killing Time

Killing Time

Hi All! I don’t like not working because I get restless, but I can’t do massage right now, so I have to deal with it. So how am I doing that?  Well, I haven’t watched so much stupid t.v. in my life until now, maybe I’m making up for time not watching t.v.?  Wasn’t ever … Continue reading

The Bump

The Bump

So people want to see the “bump”. I will tell you this, I get scared of my bump getting bigger.  Why?  Because I wasn’t a thin girl before this pregnancy.  I was and am already overweight for my height.  Now I’m just getting bigger, so as much as I love my baby bump, the weight, … Continue reading

Crazy Cravings, Happy Fat Tuesday!

Crazy Cravings, Happy Fat Tuesday!

Today I am 14 weeks pregnant. In the last two weeks I’ve been quite hormonal.  Josh has made me cry twice in the past few weeks.  Once when he was joking about my hair.  In my “normal” state, I’d have said something wickedly scathing back and we’d laugh about it.  The second cry session came … Continue reading