Monday, March 5, 2012

big sister in charge!

big sista!

I don't even have words to express how excited, humbled, blessed I feel right now.

It's true, Lilah is officially a big sister and she is so thrilled! She has talked non-stop about her little sister, ever since she found out about her last evening. When I was putting her to bed last night I saw her polaroid instant camera sitting on her nightstand and asked her what it was sitting out for, she said: "I'm going to take a picture of my sister!" She went on to tell me that when she wakes in the morning, she'll go get her sister out of the crib, carry her downstairs and they'll have a little snuggle in her bed. It completely melted my heart.

We got our new little ones photos today and we are so taken with her - man she is SO cute! Anyway, I met Lilah after school with a photo in my hand to show her, she looked at the photo and exclaimed, "Oh! Does she look like that?" To which I replied, "Yes, that is her!" I thought I'd managed her expectations as to what size her 'baby sister' would be, but maybe I didn't do a good enough job on that! She moved on pretty quickly though, asking me why her little sister was wearing snow pants! She even thought the white part on the bottom of her pants was probably snow! The girl really notices detail!

Anyway, Lilah is now all armed and equipped to head into school tomorrow and tell the class her wonderful news... all decked out in her "big sister in charge" t-shirt! She's been rhyming her sisters name over and over all afternoon, Yang Qi (Chee). I think she's going to be an amazing Jie Jie.

Since I want this to be Lilah's personal blog, I have another one set up for her mei mei, Jiang Yang Qi, soon to be Phebe Jayne Yang Qi. You can check it out here.

Have I mentioned how excited we all are?! Eeeeek!


  1. She IS going to be a fabulous jie jie!!!! I'm so glad Mya got to experience a "little" sister too - its sweet :)

  2. Lilah is going to make a fantastic big sis! She looks so proud in her shirt, and I love hearing how excited she is.

    Gin =)

  3. Lilah will love being a big sister! I was wondering what you were going to do about the blog... And I love the name Phebe.

  4. oh my, lilah! congratulations! you must be over the moon... quite confident you will take good care of your little sister and teach her all you know! that will take some time, to be sure, as you already know so very much... :)

  5. Oh Jill, I know we have never met but I feel I "know" you anyway, that you are a friend. And I feel quite teary, you know what us Irish are like!!!

    Its such wonderful, wonderful doubt you will be floating on air :)

    And it will be a priviledge to watch you journey to Phebe, I love that name! lilah is going to be such a caring and loving big sis.


  6. Oh I am so happy for you and your family.
    Lilah will be a so cute big sister

  7. I just know that Miss Lilah will embrace this wonderful change in your family!

    Love the T!


  8. Congratulations! I am over the moon for you and your family:)

    God Bless,

  9. Lilah looks so proud. Very happy for your family. CONGRATULATIONS!!

  10. Oh this is so exciting!!!! I am dying to see your lil one. I know Lilah will be a GREAT big sis!! Congratulations!!!

  11. We are so excited for you all! I can *feel* how humbled, blessed and excited you are - they are leaping off the page! Yang Qi is simply adorable, soon she will have three people who think she is the apple of their eye!

  12. Oh my goodness!
    Congratulations! I bet that was wonderful news to have so soon after coming back from holiday!

  13. I adore the big sister :) She is going to be a wonderful helper and a very proud sister to Phebe Jayne, as for you and Colin...your going to fall in love all over again with this precious child. Oh I am so over the moon! I love her already :)
    Nono & Papie xxxx

  14. oh how sweet and sure she doubt she will be the boss,(ahem) helper for a while (just asked my daughter) LOL

    can’t wait to see how the story will develop and no matter what we all know much they are loved! congrats!


  15. SOOOO excited and happy for you guys!!! Lilah is going to be a fabulous jie jie!
    Blessings and congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Wonderful, wonderful news! I am thrilled for your family and am excited to follow along on your journey. Congrats to you all!

  17. I thank GOD, awesome God for the gift that he made ​​to enlarge your beautiful family. All our congratulations and may the blessing of God rests upon this little Phebe.

  18. How in the world were you able to keep Phebe Jayne a secret for all this time? I am just so incredibly happy for all of you!