Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Here's the Details! Yea!!

Two New Pictures! The FedEx truck arrived at 4:29 p.m. Talk about a long wait - all day!!

The first photo has her sitting, the second, she is standing. The third picture is cropped from the original, so we can see her close up.

We are just So, So, So in love - how could we possibly be blessed anymore?

We had a wonderful family party last night at DD's home. Everyone was so kind and thoughtful making this be "our" special moment. DD and SIL produced a CD of them singing "I Will" - just beautiful!! DH will add the music to our blog tomorrow!
We have the best family, all so accepting and supportive and genuinely excited about the latest little girl to join our family!! Wahoo!!

My sister, MLC and nephew, sent us an Edible bouquet that is so yummy AND came with a teddy bear AND has a pink elephant bank for Alyzabeth to start saving her money in.

We called immediate family yesterday and now phone calls are coming in with family and friends adding their congratulations... Joan, Pam, Terri, Christopher, Susan, .... plus tons of emails!

If we have any more good news, we will just faint away from exhaustion and excitement!

Here's the additional information we promised!
Alyzabeth An’s given Chinese name at the orphanage is Nan (surname) Min (first name, translates to “people”) Hua (flower, blossom).

Her birthday is September 20, 2006, her birth city is Nanchuan District, Chongqing City. She lives in the orphanage: Nanchuan District Social Welfare Center.

Her last medical review was May 2008 and she was 29.5 inches tall, weighed 19.8 lbs, has 10 teeth. All other medical notes are shown as “normal”.

She is a deep sleeper, walks alone steadily, she turns book pages one by one, is talkative, active, restless, fond of singing and “Knows what NO means”!! Her favorite food is fruit and she plays with her doll and car (maybe our future NASCAR driver!).

Back to our actual referral day (the 12th), from driving to Orlando (and getting a flat tire! Yep, that was exciting!) and video taping every possible moment - it was a joy. We are so happy, pleased, excited.... fill in the most wonderful descriptive adjectives, and that is how we feel!

Thank you for all your sweet comments. You have made our day!! It is worth the WAIT!

66 comments:

kerri said...

Congrats to you, your daughter is so beautiful!!

sarah said...

So happy for you guys!!

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

She sounds absolutely wonderful. I hope you get to meet her before her bday!

Johnny said...

Very nice!

Ahhh, the CQ. Welcome to the club!

Waiting for Mia Hope! said...

Congratulations!!! Alyzabeth is stunning! Those eyes...have you been able to stop looking at them? Have a blessed trip to Chongqing!!! Our daughter was adopted from Chongqing on 10/10/06 thru CCAI. You will LOVE it there!!! God bless your growing family!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

I am sooo happy for you both...
Alyzabeth An is soooo beautiful...
I sooo hope you are there before her bday...
CONGRATULATIONS...
Have a Great Week..

potandkettle said...

We loved Chongqing. It was best described to us as kind of like New York City plopped in the hills of San Francisco.

Like Johnny said, welcome to the CQ club!

I simply can't get over how beautiful she is...those big, gorgeous eyes.

Congrats, again, my friends.

Melissa said...

Oh my my! Yes I guess you can take my nic-name that Dad gave me, Peanut & pass this along to Alyzabeth An.
Also, she & I can talk the days/nites away then, as Mom says, "Chatty Cathy!"
Love you!
Mel
xoxo & many many more

Nan & Dan said...

So happy for you all!!
She is absolutely beautiful!
I can't wait to see a family photo of you all and a big smile on her face :) :)
Don't you just want to grab her up and smother her with her hugs and kisses!

OH MY #6 said...

congrats, congrats and congrats, again. All my love to you all. I couldn't be more thrilled for you. You both, are just lovely, supportive and kind through and through!I feel honoured to be considered your Blogger friend.

She is beautiful.

Best wishes.

Lea
xo

Briana's Mom said...

She is amazing! Truly amazing! I can understand how you can be in love with her already!

She was totally worth the wait, wasn't she? :)

Daniella said...

Again she is so beautiful and we are so happy for you guys. My dh is away and I emailed him your blog to see the beauty. I have to share with you both that we have been (as you know what this feels like) very down about the wait and feeling that maybe it won't happen. Well somehow your referal has given us a renewed hope. Thank you for sharing this journey with us. Can't wait til she is home with her family.

Mom of 5 said...

This made my entire day !!
What a blessing she is...

Donna and Joe said...

She is just perfect! I'm SOOOO happy for you both. It's very cool to be able to share in your excitement after such a long wait.

Donna :)

Anonymous said...

I have seen many adorable pictures of Chinese children...but your little daughter is just absolutely stunning. I even made my DH come look at your blog. This may sound weird, but her referral picture reminds me of the girl from the movie Amelie...which is weird because that is what we are naming our daughter when we have her. Congrats....I hope you have safe travels!
Kristen 04/24/06 LID

Doreen said...

She is just gorgeous! She does seem to have a slight look of mishchief in her. How much fun you'll have!

Doreen in Montreal Mom to Faith-Jiangxi & Mia-Sichuan

Melissa said...

Congratulations. Your daughter is so adorable! Those eyes and that haircut-too cute! Melissa(via RQ).

Don and Be said...

What a day! She is just perfect.

Cora said...

Love the new pictures! Glad to hear you had a wonderful time with family. I don't know how you could do anything I would just be sitting looking at her sweet pictures, all day long.

Amy said...

Congrats to you and your beautiful daughter!! I found you at The Seventh Diamond's blog.

to sing and to dance said...

She is SIMPLY adorable. How could you NOT be in love? Heck, I think Im in love with that face.
She's so sweet.

Shane & Irma said...

Congrats!!!!
She is so beautiful.
Have a great week..

Julie said...

She is so very beautiful, and clearly very smart. I love her delicate features and eyes.

Enjoy this moment, and can't wait to see your family united soon!

Liz and Ava said...

Congratulations! She is just gorgeous! I am so excited for you both. Can't wait to follow along as you get to meet her in person!

FinsUp said...

I have NEVER seen more beautiful referral pictures. And, since the children themselves always seem to be far more beautiful than their pictures... you will need to wear shades. Just spectacular! Congratulations!

Scott & Hope said...

Alyson & Ford, FINALLY!! You have her photo!!! How exciting! You will have her with you before you know it!! I cannot believe we have been home a month! And Izabella was from Chongqing, but the Yunyang District. If you are staying in Chongqing, I'll fill you in on the area!! Congrats!! Hope

PIPO said...

There are no words....my heart remains so full for you and your new daughter.

redmaryjanes said...

Her eyes are just so captivating. She is beautiful beyond words.

katie said...

oh my gosh we are so so excited for you! she is absolutely gorgeous!! congratulations to all of you!
love, katie, barrett, and stella

Shane & Irma said...

Hello again,
I need to know if you can send me your email address.
I have made somethings for you.

xr447jean@hotmail.com

Thank You,

Deb said...

Congrats, she really is precious! I hope that you are able to travel soon.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I am a fellow RQer and was LID 1/16/06. Our daughter is also a toddler (28 months). We leave tomorrow to pick her up!! I know you must be on cloud 9. Your duaghter is stunning!
Feel free to follow our journey!

http://www.myadoptionwebsite.com/ainsleyanne/index.htm

Stephanie said...

Horray! What a beautiful little girl!

a Tonggu Momma said...

She knows what NO!!! means. BwwahhHaHaHa!!!! I'm gonna love her.

Oh, she and the Tongginator share a character. All of the Tonggu gals have the generational character Min as well. It translates best as "of the people" or "folk" as in folk music. So her name becomes "a flower of the people."

And she surely is that.

Jewels of My Heart said...

Your daughter is breathtaking...
God's Speed,
Daleea

Kayce said...

Her eyes just melt your heart! My husband just saw her pictures and he said, "she is so beautiful!". Congrats again!!

Mendy said...

Beautiful! Great pictures!
Mendy
from RQ

Wendy said...

Congratulations! What an amazing, beautiful little face. Her eyes are incredible....so sweet. Hope you get to travel very soon. I'd want to leave now!!!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

AAArrrrrgggghhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been so busy with work I haven't had a chance to catch up with everyone... I am so happy for you - congratulations... what an angel she is...

Sophia's Mama said...

Alyson and Ford, I am in tears for you tears of joy. She is absalutly adorable and so perfect. We can't wait to watc your trip. We will have to meet in person for sure now our girls are so close in age they will have to be freinds.....

MeiLi's Adoption Journey said...

Congrats! She's Beautiful, can't wait to follow your journey.
Evelyn (FL)

EllieNat said...

She is lovely!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations. She's Beautiful

Dawn S. said...

YAY!!!!

Ruth and Brian said...

Alyson and Ford,
She is just so incredibly cute I can see why you are so in love. Isn't it so surreal how we have waited so long for this and yet now having pictures of our beautiful daughters, well it's as though the pregnancy was a piece of cake, walk in the park, spin around the track.

Our daughters birthdays are just 4 days apart from each other and I noticed that she is also in Chongqing City, so do ya think we'll be traveling together??? Who knows - but a good possibility I think.

I am so happy for you two!
Ruth

Severine, Stephane et Victoire said...

CONGRATULATIONS !!!!
Alysabeth is very cute, it's a chance of view her room.
Her little face is just done to be kiss, with her long hair she look like 'Audrey Tautou' in the french film : 'Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain'.

We wich you a beautifull life with your little one !

friendly
Severine from France travel to Victoire in october.

Anonymous said...

What an amazingly beautiful girl!!! Looking at her pictures I'm thrilled for her that she will be out of the SWI soon. I remember that expression from my own daughter. Alyzabeth needs to become a little girl (again). Wishing you all the best with your lovely daughter.

Daphne

Mom to 5...Daughter of the King said...

She is just gorgeous! Congratulations! May God bless you and your union with your daughter!

~with love from another china mommy

Christine said...

SHe is lovely. COngrats on celebrating the end of a long wait. Thanks for giving hope to others still waiting. Blessings on your travel.

sea star said...

She's amazing! So happy for you.

Allison said...

She really is stunningly beautiful. Congratulations again.

Tracy said...

Wow - she is two days older than our sweet girl! I love the new pictures. She has one of the sweetest and cutest faces I have ever seen! Congrats again.

Project Ni Hao said...

Oh my, what a beauty! Congrats!!!!!

Donna said...

Congratulations! She's absolutely precious! I hope TA and CA come super fast!

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Truly Blessed said...

Aly & Ford (aka Mama & Baba),

Alyzabeth/Lizzie is just too beautiful for words. I am just so glad your wait is finally over, and you can prepare to bring her home!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Me again.... have I told you lately how absolutely breathtakingly beautiful your daughter is!
So happy for you!

Magi said...

Congratulations on your beautiful daughter!

Jonni, John & Sofia said...

Congratulations Alyson and Ford. Your daughter is absolutely gorgeous. What a sweetheart. I know you have waited so long for your daughter's referral. Best of luck and so happy for you both. Take care.

Hugs,
Jonni

Sammi said...

Our daughter, Karsynn (aka Nan Min Bao) is also from Nanchuan SWI. Her birtdate is Nov. 12, 2006. I have lots of pics from the SWI and would love to talk with you about it.

Sammi

kris said...

I am just in awe. Speechless. So happy for you guys- I mean, seriously SO happy. What a beautiful name she was given. Min Hua. Now I"m feeling all impatient to see you guys go get her!! Congratulations again. She is absolutely stunning.

Wendy said...

She is just stunning! I love her eyes and her little mouth! Now I can't to see you guys in China!

chad-roscoe said...

I think she may be the prettiest referral I ever saw. I am so glad to see her little face and know she has a loving family now. I am jealous too! What a sweetie!
xx~
Di
www.sophieonmymind.blogspot.com

Catherine said...

What a perfect day! (Well, other than the flat time I'm guessing.)

Alyzabeth An is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! It was an amazing treat to share your referral day with you!

Love you friends! So happy we met!!

Debz said...

Yup she is adorable no matter what angle I stand here looking at her. ;O)
So happy for you guys.
God really does give us the desires of our hearts hey!
Bless you and yours. What a day!

K and/or K said...

It really does happen!!! Oh this lovely news and adorable little girl keeps me going...horray for your family!! Bless your trip!

Gen said...

Oh my goodness - she is so beautiful!!!

You have a beautiful, adorable, and stunning daughter!!!

Congratulations!