Saturday, February 21, 2009

Welcome to Amy's Baby Shower!!

Welcome to Amy's Baby Shower for Lynn Marie! If you would like her gift list and address, please rsvp by leaving a comment or send me an e-mail at timnkim@gmail.com.
We are chatting in the comments, so feel free to leave a comment and talk with all of us.

Amy is registered at BRU, Target and Amazon.

Each 5th person to rsvp wins a shower prize!

Christy is our first winner!

Amy's shower is over, but please leave a comment or send an e-mail if you would like her address and wish list :)

109 comments:

redmaryjanes said...

Good Morning! Are you all moving up to the shower?

amy said...

im here!!!

redmaryjanes said...

Alright girl! Woo Hoo! I am so excited. I have some cute things for your little girl!

redmaryjanes said...

I just can't get over how young she is. You guys are so lucky and she is such a beauty.

amy said...

your friendship is more important to me than any gifts, just to let you know!

k1 said...

I am very happy for you and Michael.

k1 said...

Is Michael going to drop by the shower?

redmaryjanes said...

You are very special to me too. I guess when you go through something like this together for so long, you learn a lot about each other and become very attached. Our adoption has blessed me in ways that I never would have thought. I am such a different woman now and I have such amazing friends.

redmaryjanes said...

Yes, is Michael coming?

Gail said...

I'm here...so happy for you Amy and Michael. The trip to China alone is life changing.

k1 said...

Some you've even met in person... Steffie and Nancy and Kelly.

amy said...

Michael is sitting beside me watching last weeks ER! He says hello!!!

k1 said...

Amy, who have you met from Blogville???

redmaryjanes said...

I have met Steffie, Nancy and Kelly, Also Kim Kenward, Gwen Oatsvall and Becky Bilby.

redmaryjanes said...

Oh, and I met Karen and little Micah too.

amy said...

hmmmm
Lots of my adoption friends in Atlanta, Ga, Tn and several from Fl including Don and Be and J Mei!!!

amy said...

I cant wait to meet Gwen!

Anonymous said...

Gwen is one of the most inspiring women I have ever met. She's a lot of fun and very outgoing.

redmaryjanes said...

Why am I posting as Anonymous on my own blog?

redmaryjanes said...

Ok, that was bizarre.

k1 said...

I have to go feed the cat. He's falling down and crying.

redmaryjanes said...

Poor kitty. That's no good.

redmaryjanes said...

Hi Gail, I just say your comment there.

redmaryjanes said...

I am e-mailing you the wish list right now.

Pam and Jeff said...

I am here!!!

amy said...

Yeah..Pam and Jeff live near us here in Atlanta and are the sweetest people ever!

redmaryjanes said...

Oh good, I was thinking about you Pam and hoping we didn't lose you! How are you all doing?

Gail said...

I'm still here. Amy I went over to your Target registry and saw the car seat you like. We have that one for Will and it's awesome. Love that brand and I hope you get it. LynnMarie will look so cute sitting in it!

Pam and Jeff said...

We are doing good. I was playing around with that scrap blog. Seems cool. :)

Gail said...

Hi Pam!

redmaryjanes said...

Pam,
I just read your recent post and I can say yes to every item on it!

amy said...

Mom bought us the car seat and my sister got us the stroller over at BRU!!!

redmaryjanes said...

I need to learn how to make graphics. Daleea made these darling ones for Amy and LynnMarie.

Gail said...

That's so great Amy! :)

k1 said...

Gotta run. Have a great time ladies. Gotta get some laundry put away, get a shower, and go work.

Congratulations again Amy and Michael.

Pam and Jeff said...

I know I have no idea who I copied it from but I thought it was so funny. I was looking for the "creator" to give them credit. Someone is very creative. I could not resist posting it.

redmaryjanes said...

Have a wonderful day Karen!

redmaryjanes said...

I like the part about the fingerprints. We just sent away to fingerprinted for the 3rd time.

Truly Blessed! said...

Hi all, I'm back again.

Going a little stir crazy indoors with the girls.

Amy & Michael, I'm very happy for you and hope you can get to your beautiful daughter SOON!

Gail said...

I need to run too. Congrats Amy and Michael! This has been very fun. Have a great weekend everyone. :)

amy said...

I was at work last nighint showing some of the therapists and stuff lynnMaries pics and they had no idea we were adopting. They wanted to know what kind of room holds the kids when we picked them out?

I didnt even bother

amy said...

We are getting her soon..We leave March 11th!

Truly Blessed! said...

Oh yeah, that's my son's 18th birthday. A good day, for sure!

Truly Blessed! said...

With our 2nd adoption, we didn't tell too many people -- we learned with the first long wait! And we traveled in the summer time, so folks from my boys' schools were (and still are) taken aback to see me with TWO toddlers. It's just easier to explain afterward than it is beforehand!

Truly Blessed! said...

Oh, and Pam, I loved your list. Quite true!

redmaryjanes said...

I am so happy that LynnMarie is receiving such good care. She is so healthy.

Truly Blessed! said...

So...Amy & Michael, do you have a place in your home that is collecting things you're going to pack? I remember that mess - it's a little overwhelming!

amy said...

uhm no. We have 2 rooms that collecting gifts and the crib. the nursery is ready and we need to get new carpet. We have friends who are coming over to pack fo us at the end of next week. A couple been there done that friends who rock

redmaryjanes said...

Her room is so bright and cheery, I like that yellow Amy.

Truly Blessed! said...

This is such an exciting time. How fun!

It's great that you have some BTDT friends to help you.

amy said...

we are doing yellow with blankets and sheets of purple and green. her name means Breah of Spring (Chun Ai). We got a riding Panda as a gift and michaels going to frame some panda pics and hopefully it will work out

redmaryjanes said...

I LOVE purple and green. Sophia has two purple and green blankets.

Truly Blessed! said...

You really can't go wrong. It will likely be changed anyway in the next 5-6 years, so have fun!

redmaryjanes said...

Eli is getting dressed all by himself right now and it's so fun to watch him figure out everything.

amy said...

oh and it will be Disney princesses, hahaha!!!!

Truly Blessed! said...

LynnMarie's Chinese name is pretty. My girls' CNs translate to "fruit fruit" and "tender tender" - but they're cute and fun to say!

Truly Blessed! said...

Good job, Eli! Did he get his pants on backward? That always cracks me up the most.

redmaryjanes said...

Nope, his pants and shirt are both on right. I just grabbed some breakfast!

redmaryjanes said...

I love Disney Princesses. But you know, it's really hard to find Mulan.

amy said...

you guys rock!

amy said...

hmmmmm interesting..Im ready to book her `1st Disney Cruise but I think Ill get her home first

ha!!!

redmaryjanes said...

Do you have an on-line translator Kelly?

Pam and Jeff said...

I love Mulan. I found the cutest Mulan doll at Ross.

Truly Blessed! said...

I have a couple of sites for translation, but I also have a college student translator -- what do you need translated?

Truly Blessed! said...

Amy,

We're ready for another Disney cruise, but think we're going to wait until the new ships are done. Long wait - it's been a yucky winter and I would LOVE to be in the Caribbean right now!

amy said...

arent they wonderful?????

redmaryjanes said...

We are going to purchase a translator to take with us to China. I was just wondering how you were translating the names.

redmaryjanes said...

I have two Mulan dolls that my girlfriend found. I have a formal one and then one that is supposed to be Mulan as a child. It's about 10 inches tall and has a softer body.

Truly Blessed! said...

Kimberley,
I have a couple of sites I'll send you, but I have an online translator on my iTouch that works well too -- that's my "portable" one, as long as I have WiFi!

Truly Blessed! said...

Okay, I just emailed you one, Kimberley.

redmaryjanes said...

Thanks, we want to learn some basic things to say.

redmaryjanes said...

Amy, what bottles are you going to use? I can send you some of the ones I was saving but won't need.

redmaryjanes said...

I have a bunch of avent ones and I think a couple of Dr. Brown's.

redmaryjanes said...

I am going to be cleaning out all of the baby toys I saved to and could ship you some of those too.

amy said...

No idea.. we need some with skinny handles because of her hands but apparently she is already holding those on their own. were you expecting a baby?? what a fun surprise

redmaryjanes said...

The Avent do have skinny handles, so I'll slide some of them into the box I send. I was expecting a baby in the beginning 18 months or younger. But after 3 years, Eli is 4 now, so we are ok with a toddler.

redmaryjanes said...

I am going to be cleaning everything out starting today and begin getting prepared for a toddler girl to be in the house. I kept everything from when Eli was a baby, thinking I would use it again, but I won't be.

Truly Blessed! said...

Kimberley, don't give away ALL of your baby toys yet...remember, she hasn't had exposure to all of the toys you have, and may be completely unfamiliar with them, even though they're "supposed" to be for younger babies.

redmaryjanes said...

I will keep some, but the social worker we talked with who went to Sophia's orphanage and met her says her orphanage is very well equipped. They have gym teachers and dance instructors. They have a lot of toys and activities. She said Sophia may have less in our home than what she has now.

TimandKim said...

I just saw some Mulan dolls last night. Not high quality ones, but a shelf of them. DD picked cinderella though.

amy said...

Lets give everyone a few more minutes and then we can wrap things up RMJ, you rock!!!

redmaryjanes said...

Welcome Tim and Kim, my husband and I are Tim and Kim

Truly Blessed! said...

Good, I'm glad Sophia is coming from a well equipped SWI. How fortunate for all of you!

redmaryjanes said...

Ok Amy, I'll bet you are getting tired. I will keep watching all day to make sure people get the gift lists.

redmaryjanes said...

You are thinking she will wear around 18 months right?

amy said...

ok do you have PA or did you agency give your permission to post?? I m wondering what province she is in

amy said...

right now she is 16 pounds which is right between the 9 and 12 month sizes!!!!

Truly Blessed! said...

Ladies, I need to go and restore some order to my home. Have a wonderful day, and Amy & Michael, I look forward to following your journey to your sweet baby girl.

redmaryjanes said...

Oh, she is smaller than I thought. I cannot post photos yet, but she is in Beijing.

redmaryjanes said...

Have a wonderful day Kelly! Stay warm!

Pam and Jeff said...

I gotta go also. Amy-Hope you like what I got you. IT should have came through Amazon.

amy said...

HOw nice, you will just need to fly to Beijing and Guangzou1!

redmaryjanes said...

Yes, but I have been hearing that for some reasons families who go to Beijing now have to stay for almost 3 weeks before getting to go home. We're not too excited about that.

amy said...

Pam, I got the book and I love it..My friends cried as they read it..Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

redmaryjanes said...

Hey Pam,
I didn't know you were still here. Have a great weekend!

redmaryjanes said...

Which book did she send you?

amy said...

Yall Im not kidding when I say Pam rocks!!!

redmaryjanes said...

No, I know you're not kidding! I have seen her commenting on blogs for a long time now.

amy said...

Motherbridge of Love

redmaryjanes said...

Oh yes, that is a tear jerker for sure.

redmaryjanes said...

How many weeks did it take from the time you accepted your referral until you were able to travel...how many weeks?

amy said...

ok,RMJ, thanks for everything, lets wrap it up a bit early..I had fun and appreciate you! Go make your post!

amy said...

hmmm, here are our dates

LOI 12/4/08
PA 12/23/08
LOA 1/22/09
TA/2/20/09

redmaryjanes said...

Ok, so about 10 weeks?

redmaryjanes said...

Oh, ok girl. I know you must be so tired. Have a wonderful weekend :)

amy said...

that sounds about right

amy said...

you too and when I wake up and I want to hear about your referral.

redmaryjanes said...

Ok, sounds wonderful :)

Oatsvall Team said...

oh, i can't believe i missed it ... send me her address and when i get back from the hospital i will send her a gift ...

thanks sister