Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pink and frilly things!

I bought a bunch of girl clothes today! I just hope I'm buying the right size. You with DS girls can tell me what size your baby was in at this age, but being in a orphanage, you just never know. Baby Sophia is a tank baby, so we can't assume they are all scrawny! She will be around 10 months when we go get her. Downs kids are generally smaller than normal kids, but I bought 12 month tops. I'd rather be to big than to small! I bought 6-9 month pants, because they also usually have long torso's and short legs. I'm going to have to take clothes with us to Ukraine, because when she leaves the orphanage she will have nothing!
It made me realize that I have nothing for a girl! This is like starting completely over. I need everything down to bottles. You have to remember its been 7 years since I had a "typical" baby. Jax has been tube fed since birth. He did bottle feed a tiny bit when he was a newborn. But with a major heart defect, he only took about 15cc's by mouth before he was sweating and panting. I knew that with my other kids the bottle was gone at a year, but I know DS kids are probably slower, and being in an orphanage I doubt they care to much to try to feed her food! Its so funny, I have 4 kids, one DS kid, and I need advice on what I need for my DS girl I'm adopting. Duh!!
My friend Jessica wants to through me a frilly baby shower. She told me to register at Target and Babies r us. So if you are local and want to come to the shower, email me or go to her blog and let her know you want an invite.
Every day I have a different emotion about the adoption. I read blogs of people that are there right now, and some days its scary, and some joyful.
I know this is going to work this time, everything is falling into place. This is our baby girl! I'm getting my first documents in my dossier sent to Ukraine this week, Eeekkk!!
If you are donating something to the auction, I need a picture by Wednesday. I keep pushing the auction back, and I want to start it Thursday, so get me a picture ASAP. If you still want to donate something just email me. laceyrugg@hotmail.com
Make sure you follow the adoption blog. Its been pretty boring so far, but its going to get better very soon!

15 comments:

Grandma~rella said...

This is truly a miracle! I am so very happy for you and your family~bring on the pink and frilly things! :**)

Hope said...

I'm so excited for you!! I love that you're getting a beautiful baby girl to be a little sister to your beautiful baby boy.

sturpin said...

There is a part of me that is horrificly jealous - docs to Ukraine already - that is so wonderful! I love the baby shower idea!

sturpin said...

When are you thinking y'all will get her? I'm looking and wondering if we should be looking at summer or fall clothes ;)

Corinne Judy Smith said...

I think it is more to the point, that you haven't been in this baby stage in so long. I went to the store yesterday to get diapers for my brother and stood in that diaper aisle for about 45 minutes debating on what diapers I should get. So, you are just out of practice and all of it will come rushing back to you as soon as you get her home. I'm so excited for you and YES, bring on the pink and frilly things!

Becca said...

Sooooo exciting, Lacey! Oh, and about sizes, you're exactly right - better to be too big. You can always roll sleeves and pantlegs (although it can be a bit challenging when the waist is too big). Little jumper-style dresses that you put a shirt on underneath are good, too - they can wear them whenever. :-)

Evie's Story said...

horray for pink and frilly (we're a big fan at our house:-) You're gonna have so much fun getting ready for this angel!

Evie's Story said...

by the way...dont think I realized until this post that it was Ukraine you're adopting from. You know we lived there for 5 years and worked with orphans, right? What part of Ukraine is she in? Praying with you for this sweet girl!

The VW's said...

How exciting! I'm so jealous! Have fun shopping! Sizes would be hard, but you can always roll things up until they fit her!

I will get you a picture soon! Hugs!!!

Alicia said...

I love that you are able to get girly things! Makes my heart soar! I am so excited for you to bring your girl home!

Jessica said...

Yay for frilly things!!!

Michelle and Sean said...

I'm so sorry about your stressful week! I hope things are getting better.

I'm excited that you are able to buy some fun pink girly things!! How exciting. I think a baby shower is a great idea!! I will email you about the shower!

Mama Mason-Mann said...

Oh so exciting! Good luck!

Ruby's Mom said...

I'm so excited for you!I just went and bought Ruby a bunch of really frilly dresses.She will be my last child so I'm trying to make sure and enjoy every second of her babyhood.Ruby is 21 months old and wears a size 12 months.
You are going to have so much fun with a daughter!I wish I lived close to you so I could come to your babyshower :(

Mama Mason-Mann said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you, Chloe is 20 months and is in 12-18 months. She's always been small. But you're right about the long torso when it comes to onesies, but her arms and legs are short. At a year she was definitely still in 6-12 months.