Sink or Swim

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Cutest. Baby. Ever!

We got the call today at 10:17 a.m. that we have a daughter! Lian Yuan Di was born January 30, 2006, and she is waiting for us at Lian Jiang Welfare Institute in Guangdong. Yuan means "primary "or "original," and Di means "to lead." I'm sure she will soon be the primary leader at our house! Check out how she has her fingers crossed. Us too -- we are so lucky! Her last medical exam was 11-03-2006 (which is our anniversary), and she weighed 18-1/2 pounds and was 27 inches long, which is right on track for that age. I just want to pick her up and hug her. The interesting thing is that she looks so much like my husband's baby pictures. As soon as I saw her, I knew her. I know this baby. It was surreal in the most wonderful way. Now, I can’t believe we have to wait two months to bring her home… Congratulations to everyone who became parents today, and my thoughts are with those who just missed the cutoff. I definitely know how much that hurts.


Blogger Kennedy's mom said...

HUGE congratulations to you! She IS absolutely beautiful. The feeling is unreal, isn't it? All the best!

1/03/2007 02:43:00 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

She is so adorable...congratulations!

1/03/2007 02:56:00 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Oh LEE!!! She is to die for! Oh my gosh!!! WOW!!! We are on the way to the agency now!
Katie from the spreadsheet

1/03/2007 03:00:00 PM  
Blogger Research-China.Org said...

Congratulations on your addition!! If you are interested in obtaining her newspaper finding ad (with a beautiful young photo of her!) visit us at We also have a great DVD of Lianjiang available.

We look forward to hearing from you!


1/03/2007 03:14:00 PM  
Blogger Emanual said...

Gabby crossed/crosses her fingers like that all the time. It was near constant when we first got her, but pretty much disappeared now. Too cute. :)

1/03/2007 03:37:00 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

beautiful, just beautiful! congratulations! i read the good news on rq

1/03/2007 03:45:00 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Congratulations! She's adorable! We had several babies from Lianjiang in our travel group last year!

Our blog: Double Happiness!
MSN Forum: Adopting From China

1/03/2007 03:46:00 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Congratulations from another Lian Jiang family! We received the referral for our Kylie last month! I knew your little one was from the same SWI when I saw the background! She is beautiful! We hope to travel to the SWI when we go later this month...
Here's hoping that the wait for your TA is short!
Kristi in NC

1/03/2007 04:04:00 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations.

1/03/2007 04:11:00 PM  
Blogger rubyiscoming said...

Hurrah! Yippee! A beauty :)

1/03/2007 04:21:00 PM  
Blogger Sparky said...

Congratualtions my friend. Yes she could be the cutest baby ever. So happy for you.

1/03/2007 04:21:00 PM  
Blogger Colleen said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is just so exciting. She is just beautiful.

1/03/2007 04:29:00 PM  
Blogger Joannah said...

She's a beauty! Congratulations!

1/03/2007 04:48:00 PM  
Blogger Jeff and Tracey said...

She is beautiful! Thank you for posting her picture! This gives me strength to go forward!

LID 11/24/2006

1/03/2007 04:59:00 PM  
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1/03/2007 05:07:00 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

She looks so precious! Congratulations!

9-29 and didn't make the cut-off :(

1/03/2007 05:59:00 PM  
Blogger Nesting For Natalie said...

She is really beautiful! Congrats!!!

1/03/2007 06:29:00 PM  
Blogger Marilyn, Paul, PJ, & Chris said...

Congratulations! I'm so thrilled for you and your family. We returned from China on Nov. 22 and it was a fantastic trip. Best of luck to you in your journey. She is so beautiful.


1/03/2007 07:34:00 PM  
Blogger Nathan & Emily's Mommy said...

Very Beautiful! Congrats!

1/03/2007 07:51:00 PM  
Blogger Lisa~~ said...

Oh, so adorable, congrats!!!

1/03/2007 08:07:00 PM  
Blogger C said...

Lee, I'm over the moon for you. Only my own referral made me happier to see.

I feel like we've known one another for ages through this crazy process.

I can't wait to catch up with you and hear all about this roller coaster of a day from you. Let's talk soon!


1/03/2007 10:22:00 PM  
Blogger C said...

Lee, I'm over the moon for you. Only my own referral made me happier to see.

I feel like we've known one another for ages through this crazy process.

I can't wait to catch up with you and hear all about this roller coaster of a day from you. Let's talk soon!


1/03/2007 10:23:00 PM  
Blogger kikalee said...

so so so cute! i can barely type. just wanted to chime in and say a big congratulations, and see ya in GZ! whoo hoo!

1/03/2007 10:33:00 PM  
Blogger Leigh said...

Congratulations Lee! What a fantastic way to start the new year. She is absolutely precious! You must be so overjoyed. (love the crossed fingers!) Leigh from CA

1/03/2007 11:07:00 PM  
Blogger China Mum said...

Congratulations to you!
Such a gorgeous little cherub!



1/04/2007 12:24:00 AM  
Blogger tracy said...

Congratulations! Your girl is beautiful!

1/04/2007 07:50:00 AM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Congratulations! She's adorable!

1/04/2007 09:48:00 AM  
Blogger xxx said...

Beyond cute! Our neighbor's cutiepie from the same orphanage!


1/04/2007 09:59:00 AM  
Blogger Kramer said...

She is so precious. Congrats!
LID 3/29/06

1/04/2007 01:55:00 PM  
Blogger C said...

Lee, I'm just back to gawk again. She is crossing her fingers, isn't she?! That is so cute!

C/I See

1/04/2007 05:37:00 PM  
Blogger nikki said...

I'm just taking a peek at all the happy families who got their referral pics!
Oh happy day!
She is a true beauty. Congrats!!

1/04/2007 06:20:00 PM  
Blogger Hugh & Sonia said...

Congratulations on your little cutie pie! Wishing you speedy travels to bring her home(:

1/04/2007 09:21:00 PM  
Blogger Sheri said...

Congratulations!I recognized the background in the pics...
We have a LianJiang girl also!

Your daughter is beautiful!

Feel free to email me with any questions you might have about LianJiang. :o)

1/04/2007 10:44:00 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

I am finally signing your "Sink or Swim" blog!!! As you know we are thrilled for you! We can't wait to follow the rest of your journey to China and back! Now we will be praying for a speedy TA so that you can bring your girl home where she has always belonged!!! It is clear that the wait was worth it, and that she is PERFECT!!!! Enjoy every minute of your exciting news!We look forward to following in your footsteps soon!
Blessings and CONGRATS!
-Diana, Jeff & Ainsley

1/07/2007 06:37:00 PM  
Blogger M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Congratulations on your beautiful daughter!!!!

1/10/2007 08:40:00 PM  

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