Well, Emersyn will be our third child, second girl, and hopefully we have this baby gear down pat! Right?!?!
I've now started with an infant, a 9 month old and will be starting with a toddler, so hopefully we finally get baby gear we will use and love!!
And since most of these items are in their sad big 'ole boxes waiting in the garage, I thought I'd give them a little shout out!
Zoey, even at 3, is a stroller gal. For sure. Girlfriend loves her some stroller time! So I knew I would need a double stroller. I weighed the pros and cons of a side by side and front to back and checked out all the ratings. Basically, what I found, is that it's all about preference of the user!! LOL! I like the ease of steering, so I knew I wanted 'jogging' type wheels and I knew who rode in the front and back would be a battle every time!! Plus, this is a stroller that was in stock at b*abiesrus and we could try out! I'm a visual gal so that helped me too! Plus, I had a 25% off coupon which made for a pretty sweet deal if you ask me! Can't wait to try it out with my two girls in tow! (Click on the names of the products to see the details!)
B*aby Trend Navigator Double Stroller I knew I didn't want another full size high chair, which I had with both Braedan and Zoey. Something compact, easy to store and clean, but kept my toddler where she should be while eating! (I'm not convinced Zoey shouldn't be still sitting in one!) Love this print, love this price and love the site it came from! We sold our dining room table since it only sat four and have yet to find another that we like, so for now, Emersyn is the only one who has a place to sit and eat her dinner. :)
F*isher Price Space Saver High Chair We own a B*ritax Marathon for Zoey, but found a super great deal and cute print on a Roundabout for Emersyn. Again, love the site it came from and got free shipping and delivered to my doorstep. That's my kind of service. Can't wait till Miss Em can sit next to her siblings in the back of our car! Let's hope she likes car seats better than Zoey did!
Br*itax Roundabout And last but not least, this is definitely not a 'must have' item, however, it sure does make me happy. :)
We took the plunge and found a great deal on a S*urburban. So great, that all we're doing is switching out cars. Same payment, different car. That was a deal we couldn't pass up! And there is so much room in this baby! I love it!! I now think I will never drive anything else but a S*uburban!! Kids love it, we love it, there's room for everyone, including all those car seats and the double stroller I was tellin' ya about! (and no, this is not a pic of our actual car as I'm too lazy to go out and take a pic! That, and it should be pretty clear that I do not have some huge light stage to park a giant S*urburban in to take this pic!)
So, there you go. We're ready for ya Em! I must admit I have not bought any clothes for her or re-done Zoey's room to include her yet as we still have no idea when she'll be here and no idea how she'll be used to sleeping! At this point, I would venture to guess she'll be wearing the same size as Zoey, which would be awesome! And I plan to do some serious shopping while we're Korea. ;)
Keeping our heads up, staying positive and ready to get this baby girl home!
Today marks months since our referral, Emersyn will turn 15 months on the 15th, and in this new updated picture, she is wearing the 18 month clothing we sent her in the last care package! (I'm thinking if all goes as planned, I'll be buying the same size clothing for both girls!)
Whew! 5 months down and at least 4 more to go...but who really knows?!?!
It seems our agency will be submitting the last of the families who will get EP very soon, and it is highly unlikely it will include us.
But we are staying positive, looking ahead and getting excited to meet our girl!
By this time during Zoey's process, she had been home nearly a month already! It's crazy to think back on that time not knowing that two years later, we would be here again, hoping and praying for yet another beautiful little girl to join our family!
We miss her, we love her, and while it seems like a never ending journey, we are hanging in there as best we can!