She’s Ready…

We get asked all the time about how little M feels about getting a brother… is she excited, does she understand, is she going, etc…

To answer all those questions…

Yes, little M is going with us! We are excited to travel as a family of three and come home as a family of four, and we want little M to be a part of bringing her brother home!

She is definitely excited, and she also is nervous with all the packing and changing going on…add the fact that she is on Spring break this week to all of the travel craziness, and our girl is feeling a little out of control without her regular routine.

Our girl definitely understands what is going on. She has a lot of memories from China, and knows her adoption story well. She asks about her brother every day, all day. She wonders who is holding him when he is sad, and who is feeding him. She wonders if he has enough to eat, and if he has a nanny. She asks if he is in an orphanage, if he has friends, and says she wishes he could be home now. She talks about what she is going to teach him, and how he will be happier in a family.
She understands… we are still expecting jealousy on her part, some regression, and plenty of sibling rivalry, and would love any ideas on how to handle that.

But for now, our girl is counting down the days until she goes to China to get her brother!


  1. J Willis on April 1, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Oh what a true sweetheart and I can only imagine her range of excitement and emotions with all this….One day I'm sure I will be asking you and others for advice for our family 😉 So excited for your travels – did your agency advise you on packing and what to take/gift etc???

  2. Debbie Sauer on April 2, 2013 at 12:25 am

    I'm sure will be a big help with his adjustment. Such a sweet little girl to be concerned about her brother. Blessings

  3. Unknown on April 2, 2013 at 1:17 am

    Have mommy and daddy take her out on dates, together and separately when Jackson arrives. Let her help decide what Jackson wears every day, have her give him a gift and have him give her a gift… maybe some sort of big sister necklace or charm. You'll do great… I love reading your blog and will be praying for your family!

  4. dawn on April 2, 2013 at 1:55 am

    We gave Lily a, Big Sister Day. Just made everything, as much as was possible about her one day. She did get a little green eyed-ish. We took a lot of stuff for her to do that made her feel \”at home\” and \”normal\”.On gotcha day she got really sick, high fever and strep! Called her sister the little screamer (LOL). We would ask her what she wanted to do for her sis, did she want to feed her or bath her if she said no, it was fine. We had another family member meet us in China and she spent special one on one time with Lily and that helped too. For the most part Lily was great just as Lilttle M will be because you are planning and expecting the \”other\” to happen.Sorry about the long comment.

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