Number 101

Its been a couple of days, since Haruka and my wife left for Yamaguchi, which is literally on the other side of the country. Despite the endless rain, ts been quite peaceful. My cousin and I even took a nice little road trip to Mie and Shiga prefectures yesterday. It was a very educational yet exhausting trip that we probably won’t be repeating for a while, if ever.

This is the 101st entry since I started this blog. I occasionally go back and read past entries and look at “old” pictures. I often find myself saying to myself “it was only a few months ago, and now look how much she’s changed!”. Its amazing how much babies change in such a short period of time.

I know that all parents are suppose to think that their baby is the cutest baby in the world, but to be absolutely honest, I was really concerned over Haruka’s looks for the first weeks after she was born. She had very little or no hair and big puffy cheeks that made her eyes look small and narrow. But lately, she has really really started becoming one cute baby. Her eyes are lot bigger, and she has got the greatest little smile. And looking back at some of my own baby pictures, I am finally starting to see some resemblances to what I used to look like as a kid. She has the same little pushed up button nose, puffy cheeks, and round face that I had. Also, her hair is starting to curl up in some places which kind of adds to it. And oddly enough, although you can’t see it in most of the pictures, she’s got very noticeable two-toned skin. In some areas, like her hands and feet, she’s almost as dark as me, while in other areas like her face she is very fair skinned. Not too sure what direction her skin tone is going to take, but my wife says that she had especially gotten darker after she took her to the park last week, so perhaps she has a some unstimulated skin pigmentations. A lot of people with mixed-race children in Japan say that their child was very fair until their first summer, so it will be interesting to see what Haruka looks like after the summer.

The baby gym is quickly becoming Haruka’s favorite.

Big smile

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