Monday, March 23, 2009

Waiting for Baby Kate!

For those following along with our upcoming adoption, we have purchased our tickets and will leave for Beijing on April 8th!

We have not received any follow-up information on our precious little girl, but we have settled on her name - Katherine Elizabeth Bredenberg, or "Baby Kate" as we are already calling her. We should still get updated photos and an updated medical report soon, so that we know what size clothes to take for her.

Our trip will take us to Beijing, Chongqing, and Guangzhou, which are far enough apart to present very different climates. As a result, we're already thinking through the packing process and attempting to put together a minimal set of bags to get us there and back without breaking any backs. We'll be counting on doing laundry regularly, and so rather than packing for two weeks, we'll be packing for a few days and counting on our agency's representative can put us in touch with a place to do laundry like the last time. When we travelled to adopt Sydney, we thought we were packing lightly, but by the end of the trip, we had changed our minds. This time, we are DETERMINED to really pack lightly and not lug around any more than necessary.

Consider yourself warned - you'll likely see lots of pictures of us wearing the same clothes over and over again. ;-)


Colored With Memories said...

love the name! sydney and peter are going to make great older siblings for precious little kate. can't wait to meet her and celebrate your family of five!

Tanya Pitre said...

Yippee! Your minds and hearts must be spinning! I'm so excited for y'all. We are praying for all 5 of you. much love!

Anita said...

What a lovely name!! We'll keep praying for all of you in this whirlwind of things to get done!!