Hi Angie, welcome to the “family”!! You have received good advice from the group, all I have to add is to “really take your time”. I know you will be super excited to see your baby get finished but-------take it easy, don’t rush and you will be much happier with the result of your first newborn!! You picked a great kit to start with, can’t wait to see your finished product. Make sure you use the proper “paints” (which ever ones you choose), some people try to paint with “craft paint”, it will not work, stay away from cheap imitations. Get the real deal and you will be happy, welcome to our addiction!! Oh, I forgot to mention, this is a pricy hobby, but it’s the most fun!!