Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Updated Info on Alice

We received Alice's medical info. Everything looks good as far as we can tell! We found out that she was 17 lbs and 27 inches in Feb. We looked up on the growth charts for chinese girls and found that she was in the lower percentiles -- so she will be petite!

What a wonderful day

Yesterday was quite undescribeable as far as emotions goes! Honestly, the best word I can say is euphoric -- just such a high!! I didn't want to talk on the phone to anyone -- just wanted to enjoy the feelings -- I didn't want them to leave! :=)

I had to share the news with Kurt over the phone, but it was still great! I got my phone call at about 1:40 and when she said "I have your daughter her" I just got tears in my eyes. Then she shared all her details with me. I called Kurt and told him everything and he was especially happy to hear that she was 18 months old!! He wasn't quite prepared to go back to the "baby, baby" stage. We didn't get her pictures until about 4:00. The time actually went by quickly as my friend Tara and I sat and literally clicked the send/receive button about every 30 seconds or so. We also monitored the message boards to see what news others in our group were getting.

Once we got the email, I was scared to look at her, but scrolled down pretty quickly to see that cute little face. It only took me about 5 seconds to fall in love with her! Kurt didn't get to see her until about 6:00, but called right away and thinks she is pretty cute, too!

Archie and Sammy are happy, too. Archie took one look at her and got a big smile and said "Its a boy!" Then he realized Alice is really a girl and said that he thought she was good! He went away and then about 20 minutes later came back to ask for all the details -- I think he had to process it a little. Sam understands who she is, but doesn't quite get the relevance of it all. But they both know that we will be picking her up sometime in August.

I had a hard time falling asleep last night, but I think that was mostly from drinking diet coke all afternoon while I waited! And I slept with a picture of her on my nightstand!

Monday, June 26, 2006


ITS A GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are waiting for pictures -- so you will have to check back soon. BUT we do know that we have a little girl named Ji Hao Fa and she is from the Guangdong province. Her birthday is 1/7/2005.

They say she is a deep sleeper, likes to play with toys, gets along with others, is quiet, is closest to her caretaker, is imitating words, crawls and walks with assistance. Her dimensions are tiny, but I'm not sure when they were taken. She is roughly 17 pounds and 23 inches tall (I don't think I wrote down her length correctly -- just a little too excited!!!).

I know she has short hair, but that is it!!! I will post them as soon as I get them!!!

Friday, June 23, 2006

The Stork is on his way!

We are anxiously waiting for Monday to come!! We found out yesterday that the Stork is on his way for us and we should finally find out who baby Alice really is!! We have waited for about a year from sending our paperwork in -- June 28th, 2005 and a tad bit longer from when we actually signed our contract -- late January 2005. It was longer than we anticipated, but we tried to keep ourselves busy with Archie and Sam which wasn't very hard!

I will post our information on Monday as soon as Kurt has had a chance to see it! He will be travelling to Oregon so I will have to reach him before I can share our news with everyone else!

See you Monday!