Isn't she a cutie??
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