Saturday, April 11, 2009

SPINNING...

She is a YOUNG ONE.





I am just trying to come down to earth on this whole momma gig. Both mentally and around the Kingdom, I have been preparing for at least an 18 month toddler. The last few months I just KNEW that Tate was a three year old. Yes, oh YES, this age thing has totally rocked my world. I now have a whole new set of things to think about. Formula, bottles. rear facing car seat, toys, clothes, schedules, day care..... I am lovin' the idea that I will be there for so many of her FIRSTS. Including her FIRST BIRTHDAY!!! Oh yeah, I am sure my gal loves a party as much as I do.

30 comments:

Polar Bear said...

Wow! I never thought of formula and rear facing car seats. What a difference a few months makes. :o)

I am SO excited for you!

Pug Mama said...

you are so blessed!!!

Anonymous said...

I recommend a convertible like the britax marathon. It's expensive but works front and rear facing and has a high weight and height limit so it will likely be the only carseat you need before moving to a booster. For formula I like earths best, it doesn't have melamine and the other concerns that have been in the news recently. I am big on organic brands and you can get it on amazon on sale much of the time, I follow the blog babycheapskate.blogspot.com, the woman who runs it posts when formula and diapers are on sale. I didn't see Tate's weight but I used pampers swaddlers for all my babies up to a year old, the non name brand don't work so well for infants in my experience. I am so excited for you and I don't even know you in real life! Ellen

Anonymous said...

Also you definitely need a good carrier like the mei tai ( i like babyhawk), ergo or beco are also good choices. shana at waitingforsophie.blogspot.com knows a lot about carriers, they are wonderful for bonding

Shannon said...

You betcha!! Two party girls indeed! =)

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Soooo cute..
I need to start thinking your way...
Happy Easter..

Kayce said...

I just love it!!!!! Enjoy the spin girl!

Joannah said...

Such a wonderful challenge to have! Enjoy every moment of it.

:-)

Susie said...

I think it's awesome that you got such a young one. She will be lucky to have you.

Catherine said...

Wheee....such a wee one!! Fun times preparing for your BABY girl!

Wanda and Geoff said...

Lisa, I missed your referral! But I'm so happy for you! She is beautiful! I love her smile! Don't worry, you'll be a great mommy!

She's precious!

wanda

Diana said...

Get busy Mommy:)
She is just beautiful and you got the girl that was meant to be your daughter!! I am so happy for you.

OziMum said...

Is is perfect in everyway!

simply t said...

She is beautiful & you are completely blessed to have her so young!

Colleen said...

You really are so luck to have her coming home so soon. More to think about but oh so worth it for sure!

Debbie said...

Congratulations on your baby...she is adorable! I hope you don't mind, but I found your blog linked from another...you know how that goes. Anyway, I saw that you are a single mom to be...I am single and have 2 daughters from China. Have a great time in China.

Donna said...

I was also convinced my referral was going to be for a 15-18 month old...and Emma was 8 months old at referral! Everything about her, including her age, will be perfect for you.

LiLi said...

You will be so happy to get her so young! Firsts are the best! I haven't had many yet but- I am looking forward to them. I swear she smiles but it's all reflexive at this point

Kramer said...

I am over the moon excited that you will be getting to do so many firsts with Tate! How is my sweet Mesa? Is she excited about being a big sister? Tell her to watch for the mailman later this week!

Ginny said...

Wow - I have a feeling that 1st birthday is going to be HUGE. Should be alot of fun.
Formula and rear facing car seats ah, what fun topics and sure beats the when will the referral come questions huh?

PIPO said...

Congrats on your wee girl...she's beautiful :0)

Haitian-American Family of Three said...

Hello! I recently found your blog and what timing! Your baby is SO beautiful and how amazing she is so little.
For my girl the snugli worked very well and was pretty inexpensive, she loved to just hang out while I walked around.

Sarah's proud Mama said...

IMHO-"coming down to Earth"-definitely overrated! Enjoy cloud 9! You deserve to, after that wait!
Robin

3D said...

A lot to take in but all wonderful!

Keep smilin!

Ladybugsmom said...

The same thing happened to us...our daughter is from Poyang too and she was well taken care of and just over 91/2 at gotcha. She really only ate formula although her papework indicated otherwise she had no teeth but was very happy social and loved to play and go. She is a jewel...we too had to retrain our minds to think baby as we were prepared for a toddler. It is so special to be there first..first tooth, we think first sitting up but maybe not she was pretty wobbly with sitting at first, first birthday was huge, first crawl and walk...come join the Poyang yahoo group it is awesome...small but really great. If I can help in anyway let me know...do what you can to visit the SWI, it is really nice and they are very gracious.
Emily

Ladybugsmom said...

The same thing happened to us...our daughter is from Poyang too and she was well taken care of and just over 91/2 at gotcha. She really only ate formula although her papework indicated otherwise she had no teeth but was very happy social and loved to play and go. She is a jewel...we too had to retrain our minds to think baby as we were prepared for a toddler. It is so special to be there first..first tooth, we think first sitting up but maybe not she was pretty wobbly with sitting at first, first birthday was huge, first crawl and walk...come join the Poyang yahoo group it is awesome...small but really great. If I can help in anyway let me know...do what you can to visit the SWI, it is really nice and they are very gracious.
Emily

Elyssium Earth said...

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Christi and Abbey said...

so excited for you! One thing my sister told me was how quickly they outgrow things and "pre-child" I didn't get it, now I do. Anything you can borrow is great because the phases change so fast. It's going to be great and you are a MOMMA now!!

Kudo said...

What a fun ride you are on. Hold on your BABY is on her way.

Shelley said...

:-)