As I write this I am just so excited and nervous at the same time. I so want to hold my baby give him hugs and kisses and just spend time looking into his eyes. I am scared to death, but know reality is that we could be in for a really rough time. He is still young but he is aware and talking in simple words. I pray that his Foster Mother is showing him our pictures and preparing him for March 1st.
Jon Jon's room is slowly coming together. We decided on a surf theme and found some Pottery Barn Kids Blue Island set on eBay that was gently used. I found the adorable valences that went with it. The crib was given to us by friends and we are so grateful! The top railing had been so enjoyed by their son I am having a quilted teeth guard made for it to cover up how badly it is scared. I will post pictures of it when I receive it. I am hoping to buy some more things to decorate the walls etc. but that will have to wait until we get back from China. EBay has wonderful artist who will make things to match different kids lines themes.
The top rail is not on the crib right now. Who knows how long he will be in the crib until we convert it to a toddler bed. I like the idea of it converting to a day bed and then a full size bed.
Valances,for my little surfer boy!!
His rocking chair! It was passed down from Brent's 2 nephew's to Princess and now to Jon Jon. I love pieces like this. I plan on painting it blue when we get home.
We never got a new car seat. We debated and debated. Princesses car seat was a Britax. It never wore out and was not recalled so, we put it to the test. The test was to see if the plastic had become brittle. Hubby took the car seat and a hammer and whacked the heck out of the car seat. The car seat is still pliable and in great condition! YIPPEE! That was a $250. car seat that we could use again. So, I got a new seat cover for it.
What do you think? Isn't it cute? I love it.
I decided to use a back pack while in China for his diaper bag. I tried to get something that Princess might like to use once we return home. She immediately claimed it as hers. I had to take and hide it in the closet so she would not use it.
Today I packed it with all of these items for when we meet him at the Civil Affairs office. It was so fun to open up the pack of diapers and see Winnie the Pooh and Tigger on the diapers and know there will be a little bum in them soon!
Well I need to go and finish getting the calendar set for Auntie when she comes to take care of Princess. I am having so much fun getting everything set up for Jon Jon. It is sometimes hard to stay on track. Oh, our Power of Attorney's came yesterday and we have Jon Jon's travel meds. Finishing off our last Typhoid tablet tomorrow. Yeah!