Saturday, May 19, 2007

Baby Shower - Surprise!

May 18, 2007

Tonight we were suppossed to be going out to dinner with Maggie and Kelly and Holly and Carter - much to my surprise they had something else in mind. Maggie and Holly planned a surprise baby shower for me - and I was shocked. When I walked in I didn't know what was going on and then everyone yelled surprise. All of my friends were there and then out popped Ann and Cathy. They flew in from St. Louis for the surprise. I was speechless - which never happens. We received so many lovely gifts. People were so generous and thoughtful - I was just blown away by everyones kindness and generousity. It was a great night!!! We are so lucky to have such a great group of friends and neighbors! Thanks Maggie, Holly, Ann, Cathy and everyone who attended - we can't wait for Lucy to meet you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Referral Pictures

May 3, 2007

We finally got to see pictures of Lucy. She is so cute - even in that big coat and hat. Please note that her hat is gopher gold and maroon - I guess they knew she was coming to Minnesota. I wonder what she looks like under all of those layers. I can't wait to put a pretty dress on her and put a bow in her hair. Although it won't matter what she has on because we think she is absolutly perfect as is! We can't wait to meet her in person - it won't be too long now.

Stalking The UPS Man

The packages were not picked up at our agency, therefore, we had to wait an extra day to receive the package about Lucy. It was worth the wait! We woke up early in the morning and seemed to wait forever for the UPS driver to arrive. He drove down the street at 10:00am and didn't stop - where was he going?!!!! He didn't come back until almost 2:00. When I saw the truck drive up I ran outside - like a crazy lady. I think the driver thought I was a freak. He asked me if there was a problem and I said he had our baby in that package - I then clarified my statement and he was excited as well. When we opened the package we were thrilled to see our beautiful baby girl. She is so sweet and from the sounds of it she is a happy little girl who likes to laugh and smile.She recognizes her name. She also recognizes people around her. She is a good eater and sleeper - Yeah! She likes to listen to music - just like her dad and she likes to look at the pretty pictures on TV - just like her mom. We cannot wait to meet her!!!! I wish we could go tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Our Referral

May 1, 2007

Today we received "The Call". We were informed by our agency early this morning that they had received the referrals and that they would call us later today with our information. At 11:35am we received the call that we had been waiting on for over two years. We are getting a daughter. We were told that she was born on September, 6, 2006!!! Her name is Lin Xiang Qi - which translated means "big fragrant forest" She was born in the Jiangxi Province. She is currently living in the Yihuang Social Welfare Agency. She lived with a foster family for the first three months of her life. We were thrilled to get a referral for a 7 month old girl. I had a list of questions to ask and was so nervous that I didn't ask anything on my list. I later called back and had all of our questions answered. We are over the moon. We are going to get a package tomorrow with her pictures, her medical information and additional information from the orphanage. That's one package that we cannot wait to receive!!