A large part of my pre-adoptive experience is finding ways to channel the crazy. This week's unnecessary project to manufacture the feeling that I'm moving the process along was a photo book to send to Mei Mei, a la the Morningstar ABC's book we created for Sasha.
Admittedly, this is putting the cart before the horse since we won't even know who Mei Mei is for a month, but the odds are that we'll be able to send her a little care package or two before traveling and it does this mommy's heart good to know that I'll have a picture book with Mandarin translation all ready as soon as I know her address!
My coworker, Brandon, served a Mandarin-speaking LDS mission and he gave me the characters for oldest brother, second-oldest brother, family, together, etc. I love it that our book will be readable by Mei Mei's caregivers. Thanks, Brandon!
Click on the picture of the book to view the whole thing or click here: http://share.shutterfly.com/share/received/projectdetail.sfly?fid=31ef9116d17896bf&sid=0QZs2Lhs2bMXZQ&key=0QZs2Lhs2bMXZQ&shareProjectTitle=Shared+photo+book+from+Jamie&pid=SFLY&cid=SHARE3PSJXX