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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sad Eyes...

We got an update on MaryClaire today!  

Feng Qiu Dan
Height:81cm   Weight:10.3kg   Head:47cm   Feet:13cm   Teeth:6/8
Qiu Dan likes to play with other children. She likes sitting on the baby toy car with music. She likes sucking pacifier. She can feed herself with little spoon. She can climb up and down the stairs. And she can also open and close the door. She likes to stay outdoor, and she is a little shy and very attached to her foster mother. Her appetite is not so good lately and she likes eating snacks.

I've never had a pacifier baby!  Kinda scares me because I have friends who've had the joys of taking it away later on.  We'll make it, I'm sure.  Just a little fun fact I never thought much about. Currently, she weighs about 6.5 pounds less that Parker and wears the same size shoe and clothes as he did when he came home at 38 months.  (MaryClaire is 20 months now!)  She's already outgrown some of the things I've picked up along the way, which gives me a great excuse to go shopping!  :o)

Seeing her sweet little face makes it so much harder to know that we still have such a long wait ahead of us.  I've been meeting lots of new families through a facebook group and the wait times are all over the place.  Some families are waiting only 50 days for LOA and others are waiting over 100, more like 120ish.  I'm not sure what makes the difference, but of course we're hoping we're on the shorter end.   We're hoping to be DTC soon, as in the next week or so.  Yay!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

It's a GIRL!!

After much consideration, we are proud to announce Baby Girl Chu-Ba to the rest of the world.  We finally received our Pre-Approval today!!

We'll be starting out home study soon and hope to travel by late summer.  The jury is still out on a name, but here is a bit of information about her:

Her Chinese name is Feng Qiu Dan and she is currently 9 months old and is in the Fengcheng Social Welfare Institute in Fengcheng City, Jiangxi, China.  Her birthday is December 23, 2010 and she was born 18 days after we got home from China with Parker.  (I knew when we were in China, even BEFORE we met Parker, that we'd be going back!)

We are fortunate to be with our same adoption agency as last time... AAC in Colorado.  We had such a wonderful experience with them last time and I was really hoping we'd be able to use them again.  When this little one popped up on RainbowKids.org and I saw AAC listed as the agency, I jumped, no RAN to call and request her file.  I certainly can't wait to meet this little one!  So excited doesn't even begin to explain how we're feeling!