i forgot to mention, i got my hair cut! and i've been doing my makeup more too, and i got some new shirts. I feel much better when i put myself together now, not so frumpy. Still have a lot of weight to loose, but at least i feel a bit prettier. i'm a little worried the coat won't fit long. the auction said it fit at a 12-18 month size, and it looks like it will be quite roomy on Aili, but i guess i could aways buy another one in a bigger size I guess if she outgrows it fast.