We're so glad you're here to share our adventure as we enter the homestretch of our long road to adopting Sarah. We hope that family and friends will enjoy the news and photos of our trip to China to bring home our little girl.
Warmly, Debi & Bob

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

After a bit of sleep...

I slept better last night than I have for a few weeks -- I even overslept!

After a good night's sleep, I realized that Sarah has actually been born and exists... she's real! Oh yeah, and she was born in 2006, not 2007 like the last post said! That's cool -- I've had a "Year of the Dog" picture that my sister and niece gave Sarah up in her room for a year now, so I'm glad it actually matches her year of birth.

so now it's time to (a) make sure we have everything we need for Sarah's homecoming (yea, shopping!), (b) pack, (c) try to get ahead at work (or maybe less behind...), and (d) finish all of those "Before Sarah" projects. Worked like mad tiling the office over the weekend and will hopefully have that finished and the office put back together by next weekend. One project down!


Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Here she is!

At long last, we have a daughter! Sarah Elizabeth, currently known as Qing Jia Chen, was introduced to us at 1:25pm today by the staff of Great Wall China Adoptions. Well, they called and gave us her brief bio then. We got her photos a couple of hours later.

Isn't she a cutie??

Her stats:
Qing Jia Chen, born 9-30-07.

She is at the Chenzhou Child Welfare Institute in Hunan Province.

At her last medical exam on 7-11-07 (so about 2 mos ago), she was 17.5# and 27.5" tall. Her developmental report describes her as able to sit steadily, crawl, and stand while holding onto something. She knows her name, knows acquaintances vs. strangers, and likes listening to music and playing with toys and games. OK, this is sounding a bit like a baby dating ad. I don't know whether she likes moonlit walks or pina coladas... but she does like biscuits, so any playdate should probably include at least dinner and dancing.

She is apparently quite adept with blocks -- reaching, grasping, banging them together (see love of music above), is active, and has a ready smile and a quick laugh. From the looks of this photo, I think she also has an attitude! I started laughing when I saw it -- and I think it could be a challenge to not laugh when she pulls that frownie face in person!

Now we just have to wait till November to get her! The time will both fly and crawl, I'm sure.

What a great day! Debi