Saturday, May 12, 2007

New Pictures!!!!

Thanks to a wonderful woman named Brenda, who is in China right now, I recieved two new pictures of Gracelyn that were taken today!!! Brenda said that the babies were all sleeping and had to be woken up but Gracie was very sweet. There are not enough words to express how grateful I am to Brenda for getting these pictures for me.

Our Sleeping angel!!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Care Package

I finally got Gracelyn's package out today. It took 2 hours to make because I had to print the pictures for her album and cut all of the chinese writing labels out. You would have thought that I was working with gold!!! I wanted everything to be perfect and I hope it gets to her. It doesn't have a lot of items because my agency said not to send a box bigger than a regular shoe sized one. Otherwise, it might get stuck in customs. Above is her cute bunny blankie, a rattle, and some Jelly Bellies for her nannies. Apparently Jelly Bellies are rare in China so I sent 3 boxes!

Gracie's album with pictures of herself, mommy, daddy, Wrigley and her new home. Hopefully the nannies will show her the pictures so she will get used to seeing what we look like. I also sent two disposable cameras, because one just wasn't enough!!!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

We Have a Name

After 3 1/2 days, we finally have a name! After endless searching through the baby book above, hours on the Internet, and just simple tossing out of names that we weren't really serious about, we picked a name. The list on the left is Jerry's and the one on the right is mine. You can tell who was more organized. Anyway, the name of our baby is.........

Gracelyn Zi

We will call her Gracie for short. I am so excited and I think the name fits our beautiful baby perfectly.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

More Pictures!!!

The FedEx girl came today and delivered two more pictures of our precious baby along with her medical and personal information. I will post more about that tomorrow but for now here are the pictures. We are still over the moon and in love!!!! Now if we could only decide on a name.

Look at those little toes!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

We Have a Girl!!!!!!!

We are so thrilled to announce the referral of our baby girl!!!

Name~ Yang Xi Zi Yin

Birthday~ October 13, 2006

Province~ Guangdong

As of 2/28/07, she was 23.8 inches, 12.5 pounds, and had no teeth. I forgot to ask about anything else but will get the FedEx package tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


is the day that we will finally get our referral. My agency emailed me and said they would start making calls at 10am mst. I am on the west coast so that would be 9am for me. I can't believe it's finally happening. This will be our last night as being a family of two.