TimandKim, Thanks for the tips on the cue cards. They are in the works…as long as I don’t get a surprise call today. (doubtful) I’ll also do my nails. LOL.
I’m going to put my cell phone on speaker. I think that will work best! I also planned on scanning her pinyin name for the care package stuff, thanks for the reminder!
AG'smoma, girl, LOL, I’ve got the clothes thing covered but a girl can never have to many. Thanks for the tip and I’ll work on making sure they are all sorted and labeled before I leave for China!!!
Kiy, you are funny. I’m organized in my head and in my computer but girl, I’m the QUEEN OF CLUTTER. One day I’ll remember what color my carpet is!!! As far as “stuff” goes, if it doesn’t have a home it just moves from pile to pile. Oiy.
Ladybugsmom/Emily, I love your idea of videoing what you are feeling or journaling. I know though, that won’t happen for me. I just can’t see myself doing it…the journaling yes but not the video. Now, I will definitely take your advice of photographing everything the day you became a mom. Very cool. I like that. Thanks for that GREAT idea!!!
Shelle/Michelle, I’m glad you used my “call” sheet. You can’t imagine how many “the call” videos I’ve seen with my sheet being used. It’s like I was a little part of each one of their special days. Even my fellow Pandas email me links and let me see my sheet in action!!! It makes me happy that you liked it enough to use it! I’m definitely liking the Britax Marathon. I like the dark grey one. It matches the interior of my car…blends in. I don’t want my car seat to compare with her cuteness or adorable clothes!
Sheri, Thanks for the tip on the Finding Ad. I think I will also contact Brian Stuy for copies. I’ve heard good things. Thanks for this site… http://www.mandarintools.com/
K, How am I holding up?…I’m hanging in there. Too busy with work and last minute prep to be caught up in the moment. You wait long enough you tend to be in a state of denial. I’ll believe it when it happens, you know!
Kim, that’s cool you got to experience “the call” with your co-workers. I thought that is what I was going to do but have since changed my mind. I really want to video tape it and I won’t do that at work so I’m going with plan B. Oh and don’t worry, I think I’m going to be calling and posting simultaneously!!!!! I would NEVER forget my blogger buddies who have been some of my greatest supporters!!! Love all you girls! Oh, I didn’t know some agencies give you updated photos. Wow, I will look into that! Thanks.
Twice Blessed China Mom, Boy, you don’t need to tell me about LISTS. We're a lot alike in this area. Have you seen the list I have on my blog on the right side…”Things to Do While Waiting” I think I'm up to 130 on that but more on my new one. LOL. What’s even nuttier is that it’s twice as big now (not updated on blog) and divided into categories and subcategories!!! I think I have all the stuff posted, thanks, and I will go see a bunch of movies!!! Great Tip!!!
Kelley, I have a little bit of practice with the carseats but I am REALLY SLOW at it!! Just ask Brooke and Moorea!! LOL
Somewhere In The Sun/Lynn, Thanks for the information on the name translation and the great questions such as…what the meaning is? Is there a reason she was given that particular name? And to make sure I ask this while in CHINA!
Shelly & Jessa “Li Li, Thank for the tip on clothes and shoe sizes. I’m not sure I’m even going to take shoes over with me…just buy a bunch of squeaky shoes over there!