Wednesday, November 5, 2008

It's A Girl!















































Chinese Name: Song Yun Juan
Birthday: February 13, 2008
Current Residence: Yangxi County SWI, Guangdong Province

On July 4, 2008, she weighed 13 pounds and was almost 24 inches long.

She is a deep sleeper.

Anticipating Travel: January 8, 2009

This is all we know at this time. We will receive our package tomorrow via FedEx.

Thanks for hanging with us for all this time! I can't wait to hold Kaelie in my arms!

78 comments:

Tonya said...

Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a sweet Baby face. Congrat's Y'all Whooo :)

Sophia's Mama said...

OMG Karen she is so beautiful.. I am so happy for you I can't wait to hear all the details..

Hugs
Susan, Riz and Sophia

Sharon said...

Karen and David: COngratulations!! She's just beautiful. We want details!!! Where is she from?? How old??

Yeah!!!

Sharon

Mike and Rhonda said...

She is beautiful!!!! Tell us more!

Alyson & Ford said...

Congrats!! So beautiful!

Alyson
Alyzabeth's Mommy for Seven Weeks
LID 01/27/06

MeiLi's Adoption Journey said...

WOOOHOOO!! She's adorable, cute, precious. Congrats Karen & gang.

Evelyn

Diane said...

Kaelie is beautiful! DETAILS, we want details! So happy for you!
Love,
Di

Stephe said...

OMG Karen, she's just BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Our little Guangdong Girls are PERFECT!!! Congratulations!!!

cheepette8 said...

She is so beautiful!!!!! Congratulations!!

Ellen said...

She is adorable...love her lips! See you in Nanning!

Lisa said...

Congratulations!! She is soooo beautiful! I can't wait to read all the details when you get them on your blog.
Congrats again.

MattPrestenberg said...

Cute little girl. It looks like she's already on the golf course in the 2nd picture. She has her priorities in line!!!

Congratulations,
Matt
www.annabanana2007.com

LID 9/20/06

Jen Talley said...

Oh Karen she's beautiful!!! And I'm sitting here sobbing with joy for you and your family. She was sooo worth the wait!!!

TimandKim said...

Sweet! I'm so happy for you. Finally she is here!
I can already tell by the picture where she is from. Katie was from the same area so they are both southern girls! Congrats!

Wendy said...

Congratulations!! She is beautiful!

K and/or K said...

Congratulations! She is adorable! It really DOES happen!

Kolleen said...

I knew you had a Yangxi baby as soon as I saw the red chair. I have a Yangxi baby too, well actually she is now 6 years old. I brought her home at 11 months. She was so well cared for and developmentally on target. I hope the same for your baby girl! Come join the Yangxi yahoo group and learn more about where your baby is waiting.

Duchess of Lanier said...

Congratulations!!!
She's beautiful!
And as a fellow Georgian, I'm so happy to see her practicing for her first appearance in Augusta!
Enjoy the rush of excitement!
Trena

Doreen said...

WOW!!!!! That's all I can say. WOW!!!! She's breathtaking!!!! Congrats!!!! I have goosebumps for you guys.

Doreen in Montreal single mom to Faith-Jiangxi & Mia-Sichuan

***** said...

She's so beautiful! A huge congratulations to you and your family.

susan from RQ

rubyiscoming said...

CONGRATS - we just received our referral today, too - I'm just brimming over! So exciting!!!

Aimee said...

Karen I am Jen Talley's sister we have met a few times. Kaelie is beautiful, my God those lips I love them! I am thrilled for you just thrilled. Blessings.

Gail said...

Congratulations!!
She is beautiful! Perfect.
I am so happy for you.
My daughter is from Guangdong.
Enjoy this day.

Beth and Terrell said...

I've tried to post once so sorry if this is a duplicate. Congratulations!! I was going to say the exact same thing as Kolleen - I knew as soon as I saw the red chair she was a Yangxi girl! We also have a beautiful little girl from Yangxi! She is healthy and funny and delightful and full of spunk! I'm sooo happy for you! Email me if you want to chat - we've been home 6 months - or check out our blog - it details our travels, etc. Our little peanut was so frail when we first met her and now she is thriving and walking and laughing and talking! I'm soooo happy for you and Kaelie! Congrats!!! Our blog...http://tochinaforjia.blogspot.com/

Take care - enjoy the ride!

Beth

Research-China.Org said...

Congratulations on your Yangxi referral! We have your daughter's finding ad, which includes a color picture of her months younger than the referral photos. We also have a great DVD of the orphanage, area, etc. This will let you see where she is currently living!

Have a safe and quick trip!!

Brian

Scott & Hope said...

KAREN!!! Yipeee what a beautiful little girly!! I am soo excited and happy for your!! Finally after the long long wait, it is your turn!!! Love ya, Hope

TimandKim said...

Oh congrats! She is so young. I hope you are able to go before her bday!
How do big brothers feel?

Elaine said...

Another mama to a Yang Xi baby. Ours turns 3 on Saturday and has been home since 8 months (she's on the right in my profile pic). Yours is beautiful. Congratulations!

NorasMommy said...

Oh - so sweet! Congratulations to you all!!

Jennifer

Kim said...

She is so cute, congrats! She was almost the same age and size of Natalie when I got the call 11-05-07 :)

Cheri and Shane said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! She is so precious!!!

And how awesome that she is from Yangxi...Hope and Kaelie will be "Yangxi Sisters".

So very happy for you and your family!!

Hugs,
Cheri, Shane & Hope

prechrswife said...

Karen, I am so thrilled for all of you! Congratulations!!!!

Kayce said...

Congratulations!! Kaelie is just precious!

w8tn4#2&3 said...

She is absolutely beautiful! We also have a Yangxi baby! She will be turning 3 next week! Be sure to join the Yang xi yahoo group!Congratulations!!!
Jami

Catherine said...

Congratulations!! Your daughter is beautiful! What an amazing day!

AdoptFosterMom said...

She's adorable, Congrats!!

White family said...

I posted on your lower post but you have got to go to my blog waitingforanya.blogspot.com
My baby is wearing the same outfit, sitting in the same chair, and from the same orphanage as your baby is from. They were friends I am sure!
Congratulations!

White family said...

Sorry one more thing..... Our baby's Chinese name was Song Yun Fu wow wow wow!

Leslie & Shaune said...

congratulations to your family after such a long wait. she is wonderful!

NuggleMa said...

Congratulations! My daughter is from the same SWI!

Sugar Momma said...

She is just absolutely gorgeous!! Congratulations :)

Tanya said...

Congratulations, she is beautiful. Our daughter is from Yangxi Orphanage also. Gracie was adopted in June of 07 and just turned two in Oct. You can visit my site to see photos of her. There is a Yangxi Yahoo group too if you don't already belong. Here is the link http://groups.yahoo.com/group/yangxi/ We visited the orphanage when we went to China and if you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

Tanya

Donna and Joe said...

Karen,

Kaelie is just so darn cute! She looks so tiny and precious.

I can't wait for our group to travel and finally meet our little ones.

Thanks so much for your call this evening...it was SO nice to hear from you!

Congrats from one momma to another!

Donna :)

Emma said...

What a sweetheart! Congratulations!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Ok... right now I am living through everyone's referral... congrats to you - what a doll she is... take care

Angie said...

Karen,

Congratulations!! I am so happy for you and your family. She is beautiful and so worth the wait! Your referral has brought me hope today. Can't wait to see the rest of your journey unfold.

Angie
China Peaches

Jeff and Amy said...

What a little cutie, congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gail said...

Congrats! What a beauty! You are getting ready to go on the journey of a lifetime!

Gail
mama to 2 from China
http://agingwithgracetoo.blogspot.com

Beverly said...

congrats!! she is a cutie.

Debbie said...

she is sooo beautiful!! i am so thrilled for you all after all this time waiting!!!
God Bless -
Debbie
Home with Lily on 10/1/08

Shannon said...

She is gorgeous! Congrats to you!!!

Julia said...

Congrats from a fellow Georgian : )
Your daughter is a beauty!

Louise in SC said...

She is beautiful!! I remember how exciting this day was for us!! Congratulations. I'm very happy for you. We've been home since Aug 2nd and I love Brie more every day. She is perfect for us and Kaelie will be for you too. YAY!!!

Peace, Louise & Rob & Brielle

Ava Baby said...

What a beautiful baby- congratulations!!

Stephe said...

Look at all that pink and that ADORABLE face!!! Aren't you just in love!!!

Made in China said...

Love those sweet lips!! wHAT A CUTIE!

Chile said...

How beautiful she is, Karen!

Thanks for listing me (as the Cut the Crap - Declutter) in your blogroll. Ironically, I've been thinking I need to declutter again so you've prompted me to start it back up. Thanks for the push!

sierrasmom said...

Hi my name is kathie and we are adopting a SN little girl from Guangdong also. She is going to be 3 in January. I believe we are from the same agency and will be traveling on Jan. 8th!! We will be travel mates!!! Your daughter is beautiful!!!! You can check out our blog www.forsomewhereinchina.blogspot.com

JodyDabrowski@sbcglobal.net said...

What a beauty!! I jumped over from RQ - and noticed right away our daughters must be from the same orphanage - Yangxi?? Best wishes for the days ahead - Jody

travelmom and more said...

Congratulations on your YangXi girl. When I saw her photo I got chills, she looks so much like my daughter, who we adopted from YangXi in July 05. I had to go and get our referral photos and put them side by side. She is adorable and best of luck to you. YangXi is a good orphanage and they do very well with what they have. If you want to see referral photos of my daughter to see how much they look alike let me know and I will email them to you.
auroramelinda@yahoo.com
Dawn

my3 kids said...

Oh how exciting for you...we are very happy to see another Yangxi beauty coming home. Our Yanxi beauty is now 3.5 and such a joy:) Congrats!!

Janice

sierrasmom said...

Karen, email me at sdh510814@aol.com. I'd love to join your other group! I can't wait to meet all of you. Your daughter is absolutely gorgeuos!! You have waited so long for her!!
Kathie from AHH

Jay said...

Congrats!! We have an amazing daughter from Yangxi ourselves. Get ready for the most amazing ride of your life!lol

Julie

Nina said...

She is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Congratulations!!

Nina from RQ (

William and Bobbie said...

i would notice that background anywhwere!! congrats

:)Amy B. said...

What a cutie!! We got our referral this month, 1 year ago. Our daughters b-day is 2-14-07. Have a great trip! Holidays in China are THE BEST! Feel free to check out my website and ask any questions you might have. I love referral time!!

http://web.mac.com/amybft/http:/Welcome.html

Kimberly said...

Congratulations!!! Kaelie is beautiful!

Kimberly (fellow RQ subject)

Kim said...

What a pretty baby! Congratulations on your referral! I can't imagine how hard your wait had to have been (I'm in Dusty's group)It seems like a lifetime ago that Jaiden came into our home. Soon it will seem that way to you too and the days you've waited will be a distant memory. I'm so happy for your family! Many Blessings! Have a safe trip!

Courtney said...

Congrats! She is beautiful! I know how you must be feeling right now! On cloud 10,009!

Heather said...

Congratulations on your new daughter! What a beauty!

Dawn S. said...

YAY!!!!! Congrats!!!

Dawn from your DTC YAHOO group
LID 3-13-6

ExCindrela said...

Congratulations!!!!

And get ready.... you gotta watch out for these crazy Yang Xi girls!! Ours has been home for 3+ years and gets crazier every day!

Join the Yahoo Yang Xi group, and stock up on white washcloths- the SWI uses them as "loveys" and they really do comfort the kids (they're also easy to wash and replace!)

Kaelie is beautiful- so start packing because you'll be there before you know it!!!

Hugs,
Michelle
dd Tenley aka Qiu Li Hao
www.yoichoichoi.blogspot.com

Yoli said...

Oh look at that chunky deliciousness! Congratulations!

Beverly said...

Awww she is a sweetie!!

Kim said...

Hi Karen,

Congratulations! She's adorable!
Your cousin Bonnie (who I work with) had sent your daughter's photo to me (because I adopted Madeline from China in 2006). The funny part is, I had already seen it as I still keep an eye on the china adoption world....talk about small world!

Kim, Ron and Madeline

Inés Morales said...

Hi, I´m Inés from Córdoba (Spain).

Congratulations. Your baby is really beautiful. I feel happy for you.

Kisses

Amy said...

Congratulations! She's adorable!

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