Friday, June 22, 2012

Taking the Plunge

I have finally decided on a stroller for Jie Jie. After SERIOUS consideration, it's going to be this one from, which is on sale through the end of this month, so it's a good thing I made this a priority:

I was offered a loaner "stroller" from the physical therapist, but it was like a wheelchair, rather cumbersome and freaked me out by how medical it looked. My mind kept screaming at me, "She not THAT disabled." I will openly admit that I'm afraid of the stigma a wheelchair will bring to my daughter in China and don't want her to be exposed to that. I also don't want Sissy exposed to that. I feel bad putting it so baldly out there, but my mama's heart just can't take a wheelchair for the lesser-level of help Jie Jie needs. Now, if she needed one, I'd certainly be happy to have one, but since that's not the case, I'm sticking to a stroller.

The EIO Special Tomato looks very comfortable and easy to manage and goes up to 90 pounds. She's going to look smaller than ever in it, but I cannot get through the airports in a hurry, if needed, without this, much less the Safari Park or any long walks. It also has room for gear, which will save my back.


Cristy said...

Yay!!! I'm waiting for ours to be delivered today. I'll post pictures on my blog. :) I think you made a great decision!

Princess D said...

First of all love the name of the brand--special tomato. I know that has nothing to do with the reason for the choice, but how cute!
That looks like a very fine stroller, super comfortable.
Thanks for being truthful on your blog. . .it really helps to not just read sugar coated posts (which is what some other blogs seem to be, since it seems to be a disservice to myself I stop reading :( ) It helps to know what is on the other side of wanting/waiting and I'm grateful for it! Though I'm sure it's not always easy for you.

kitchu said...

we say "handi-abled" in this house :) because there is almost nothing our (very) disabled girl can't do!

kitchu said...

(and we think wheelchairs are so cool!).