A few more things…

Today we got a few more things for Alex.  Many of the girls I have been talking to have raved about the Ergo Baby Carrier, so today we got one!  We got the black carrier that has a bit of tan on it.  In Korea, mothers generally carry their babies in carriers to Alex should be used to this.  The Ergo was difficult to find around here!  We were finally able to find one at a store in Waterloo called Angel Worn.  Angel Worn contains both new items and consignment clothing.  So we also were able to pick up some overalls, pants, and sweaters for Alex at very reasonable prices – I will be going back again!
We also got a Safety 1st bath tub for Alex, and a set of little shoes / boots for him – we don’t want his toes to get too cold!
Things are finally coming together!  Now we just need to get the call… Cross your fingers everyone!


What’s been happening…

Well Matt’s mom was sure surprised yesterday – Matt’s dad told her he was giving her a trip to South Korea for Christmas!  Yep, Pat will be coming with Matt and I in January to pick up our little Alex.  We really think she is going to have a blast! She has had 4 boys, so I’m sure she will be used to a crying baby 🙂

We have curtains up in the nursery, and the shelves are almost there – by Friday they should be in place.  Also we’ve been given a booster seat for Alex to use once he gets a little older.  It was given to us by a very nice lady named May.  Sadly May’s husband died last Thursday – they had been married for many years and were a lovely couple.  I had taught May and her husband how to use the computer a few years ago, and my mom knows them quite well – so that was a nice surprise.

Lastly, I finally watched Sex and the City the movie.  Tonight I came home from work, cooked a pizza, poured a glass of wine and watched it.  Ate the pizza, drank 2 glasses of the wine, and cried or laughed through the whole movie.  Luckily Matt was not home – I really dont’ think it would have been his type of movie, but I loved it.

Baby Carriers

We are planning on using a baby carrier when we get little Alex and over the last few months I’ve been asking around for people’s reviews of them.  This will be a great way to travel in Korea, as well, it will promote attachment and bonding (I hope!) – and will allow for us to be out and about in the deep snow we get here in the snow belt.  We also have to consider getting something that can be easily adjusted – Matt is taller and larger than me – so we need it to transform between us easily.

I love the BabyHawk Mei Tai however looking at the directions, to me it really seems to be a two person job to get it tied properly.  It does however have a weight limit of 40lbs and very cool designs.

I was thinking the Baby Bjorn – but they are only good up to 25lbs – and well, I think Alex might surpass that soon after he arrives…

Some girls at AdopTalk were raving about the Ergo Baby Carrier.  It has a weight limit of 40lbs – although it has been tested up to 90lbs!  It is affordable, and the retro design is pretty cool.  So I might see about getting this one!  If we can find it around Stratford…