Wednesday, November 5, 2008

At long last ...

On November 5, 2008, after 2 years, 8 months, 2 weeks, and 5 days of waiting, we FINALLY received THE call!!!

Here’s what we know so far …
Her Chinese name is Jing Hai Lan.

She was born 12/16/07 in the Jiangxi Province, and she is in foster care.

On July 20, she weighed 13.7 pounds (a tiny little thing) and she was 26.4 inches long.
She can hold her head up when she is on her stomach and she can roll over. She can pass toys between her hands and pick up beans with her fingers. She locates sounds and can follow the direction of sounds. She laughs out loud (yeah!!!) and distinguishes strangers. She is closest to her foster mother, knows her name, and recognizes facial expressions.

She is a deep sleeper, but active, and

We have not seen her photos yet (they’ll arrive tomorrow) but she has lots of hair and there may be red highlights in it! She has cute little cheeks, and a tiny little nose.
We are over the moon!!!

Will post photos after they arrive tomorrow!!!

19 comments:

Tracy said...

CONGRATS!! She sounds adorable!

Alyson & Ford said...

Congratulations!! We are excited for you.

Alyson
Alyzabeth's Mommy for Seven Weeks
LID 01/27/06

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

Congrats! (via RQ)

kirsten said...

Congrats!!! (via RQ)

Based on your DD's last name I believe she is from JingDeZhen City.

If you have any questions please email me at
kirsten2238@gmail.com
She does sound adorable.

Lisa said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Kelli said...

Congratulations!! Can't wait to see those photos!!!

Joan said...

I am so happy for you. I used to watch your updates on the other adoption website and was bummed when I could no longer find the link. Can't wait to see the pictures.

joan.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Congratulations (via RQ)! Jiangxi gals are the best (no offense to anyone else...)

***** said...

OMG!!! I'm so happy for you!!! Finally your day has come. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that you receive a quick TA!!!

Susan aka ladeeesquire
lid 2/13/06
dor 9/29/08

Journey to Mia said...

Hooray! Congrats!!!!!

M&M&m&n said...

Congrats!!!

Can't wait to see the photos!

Research-China.Org said...

Congratulations on your Jiangxi referral! We have your daughter's finding ad, which includes a picture of her months younger than the referral photos. E-mail us for more information!

Have a safe and quick trip!!

Brian

Ellen said...

Pootiepie,
A bit of a delayed birthday present...congrats! you must be so thrilled! Z. finally can see her little sister! Yipeee!!

Anonymous said...

Hi
I have seen you on RQ over the years and just want to say CONGRATS! Enjoy every single second! Love, Waiting in CO
LID 3/06

Michal said...

Congratulatons!!! I too have a Jiangxi girl- get ready for a fun ride!!!!

Leslie & Shaune said...

big congratulations to your family!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Congrats... I will be honest in saying I am living through everyone's referral... yep, still waiting... take care

Ani said...

congrats!!!!

Yoli said...

Congratulations!!! She is gorgeous! She is also born on my birthday!

I hope you get travel soon. Get ready for the journey of a lifetime.