I felt a little silly getting the room ready for Eliza Grace when we are still months away from getting THE CALL. But I'm really glad we did. It has made this a lot more real for Miller and has helped us to see where she is in processing all of this. She's a little confused because Baby Ely (her new cousin) came yesterday and for a while she thought Ely was her sister (she still says Ely's going to live here sometimes.) I think she's beginning to get that Ely is Matthew's baby sister and Eliza Grace is hers. Wednesday I told her Ely would be here the next day- Miller let out a good "NO, I don't like my baby sister!" So, A) Ely is not her sister and B) she's a little more realistic about this than I realized. I've been a little concerned that she thought a baby doll would be moving in. Glad she's aware that Eliza Grace is a real person worthy of some sibling rivalry!
For anyone else adopting (specifically from South Korea) we are loving Ten Days and Nine Nights. It's a great preschool age book about a little girl who's mom leaves to go to Korea to get her new sister. It counts down each day and what all the rest of the family is doing to prepare for the arrival. It also has some great illustrations of what happens on the Korean side.
Miller picked out the little version of the owl pillow that's in her bed for Baby Sister's bed. The Winnie the Pooh was Wilson's and the Lamb was mine. The blanket we'll be sending to Eliza Grace- maybe she'll get to bring it back with her.