We have started buying some of the "essentials" that Lily will need when we pick her up! So much fun to be shopping for a little girl again. DH's comment: "Wow-such tiny stuff is really expensive!" Little does he know that this is only the beginning. I'm trying to figure out which size to buy--- the paperwork we received with updated measurements states that she is at 8.5 kgs, her pediatrician says "no way!" I'm in a quandary-go with 9 month American sizes or 12 months? What to do? I just got her a little snowsuit that she will need when we are out and about in the village of Poyang-that is for a 12 month old. My father in law's partner tells me that is much too big! It is so hard to try and figure it out. Does anyone out there have any idea what the American equivalent of a size 8.5 shoe size in China is? That has me stumped! I've googled but no avail. I'm wondering if they mean her foot is 8.5 cms? Hmmm Maybe someone that has been there done that can help with that one. I'm also looking for a website that will translate Chinese names into English....Lily's name is Bo (after the orphanage where she was taken to) Bi Tao. I'm trying to figure out what Bi and Tao mean. Any help on that front would be great!