Wednesday, December 31, 2008

OUR DAUGHTER!!!












Name: Yong Xiao Ou... soon to be Mia Lin
Location: Dao County (Dao Xian) SWI, Hunan
DOB: 6-21-08




We are awaiting translation of her file but here is what I can pick out:

--Brought to the orphanage on 6-22-08, day after her birth.
--deep sleeper
--weighed 7 lbs when she entered the orphanage and weighed 12.5 lbs on Oct. 28th.
--holds head up while laying on tummy
--tears paper
--rolls over
--picks up small things with her thumb and index finger
--locates the direction of sound/voice
--visually follows toys
--moves object from one hand to the other
--distinguishes between strangers and acquaintances
--knows name when called
--laughs aloud
--responds to facial expressions of adults
--is active
--fond of listening to music and playing games
--quick in reaction
--obstinate sometimes
--closest to caretaker and another baby with whom she shares a crib
--

77 comments:

Journey to Mia Lynn: said...

OMG! OMG! OMG!

Brandi said...

I've been anxiously waiting to see this! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

She's absolutely gorgeous...and young, too!

(Love the hair in the 2nd photo!)

Can you hear me screaming?! :)

Nachama said...

I've been lurking forever praying for you!!!! Mazel Tov and Congratulations!!! She is a knock out!

Red Sand said...

Oh my goodness! Look at all of that hair! What a beautiful sight!! Congratulations.

Jen said...

She is beautiful!!!!!!! Congrats to both of you! We cannot wait to meet her!

Jen, Craig and Carrington

Journey to Mia Lynn: said...

Well, now that I can quit freaking out I can type something else! Sara, she is beautiful. I can't believe all of that hair for barely being six months old! WOW! Bring on the bows & headbands I say! & I wasn't far off! I said you would have a Hunan girl & you do! I am just so happy for you. There are no words! What a blessed day. HAPPY NEW YEAR & what a year it will be!

Donna -N- Andrew said...

OMG!!! She is beautiful! what a peanut and look at that head of hair! Congratulations.
Donna

cheepette8 said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful!

melissa said...

Congratulations. Your daughter is beautiful!!!

Gail said...

Congratulations!
Your daughter is adorable!
Beautiful hair. Better bring some bows, clips etc with you!

Enjoy this day! It's been a long time coming.

Heather & Keira said...

Oh my goodness, she is gorgeous!! Guess you'll be getting alot of use out of all the hairbows we sent you for Christmas:) What an awesome present for the start of 2009. Love ya!

sierrasmom said...

You don't know me but I have been checking your blog all morning to see if you finally got your news!!She is absolutely beautiful!!! Congratulations!!!!!

Tracy said...

You DID get a Hunan baby! YAY! Hunan babies ROCK! I am so excited for you!! CONGRATULATIONS - she was so worth the wait - she is so incredibly cute, beautiful, sweet and YOUNG!! I am so very happy for you! YAY YAY YAY! I bet you are so in love already.

Anonymous said...

I saw that you got your referral on RQ. She is gorgeous! I LOVE that full head of hair.
Congrats!
SJV
5/12/06
*Iowa alum class of '91

My3Monkeys said...

Oh Sara!! She is perfect!!!!! Look at all that hair!!

Ava's family said...

Congratulations, Momma! Finally! Your daughter is beautiful and I can't believe the full head of hair she has! I hope you have lots of hair bows!! =)

Nathan and Emily's Mommy said...

she's a beauty...congrats!

Sandra & Steve said...

Delurking to wish you Congratulations! I'm a new parent too- this year we brought our daughter home from VN. I stumbled across your blog while you waited. Your daughter is just absolutely beautiful, may you travel to her soon. If you don't mind, I'll keep checking in, just to see that pic of her in your arms. Bet this is the best New Year's Eve celebration ever!!!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

OMW...
She is BEAUTIFUL...
LOVE that head of HAIR...
so tiny.....
CONGRATULATIONS..
HAPPY NEW YEAR...

Our 7 Blessings from God said...

She is GORGEOUS!!!! Just absolutely gorgeous!!!! Congratulations Sara! Our Hunan guide told us that the Hunan baby girls are "Chili Pepper Babies" that grow into "Spicey Girls."
Congrats again!!
Karen

amy said...

beyond beautiful..thanks for making me cry

Nina said...

So cute!! Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl!!

cindy rashty said...

what a beautiful child. I hope our child has this much hair too. What a sweet face. Congratulations.


I don't even know you, but found your blog.

mumma to many said...

What a sweet heart! and What a story to tell her! with all this anxious waiting! 6 months old! what a cute little poppet wuith all that hair!
Enjoy!
Hugs Ruth and family in NZ

Journey to Mia Lynn: said...

Checking in & can't wait for the details. I want to know anything you want/can share. Specifically about when the call came, when you saw her pictures for the first time & anything else that you are ready & can share! This is so exciting. Also, are you having a New Year's Eve celebration like you have never had before?!?!? I don't think I would sleep for a week. Or maybe I would sleep for a week from the emotional exhaustion & also hoping that it would make time for by more quickly until travel time. That was something I wondered too. Did K. say how long before she estimates that you will travel? I am just so darned excited! I can't stand it. Can you just go & get her today? Oh c'mon, why not? =) I know, I know. You need to go back & stop your blog ticker to the very moment that you got "the call". It is still ticking away honey & YOUR WAIT IS SO OVER! You are a Mommy! I know you have been in your heart for so long, but now finally your time is here. I am just so happy for you as I have been & am where you were is so many ways & I so get this!

Debz said...

AHHHHH! SARA! Congrats to you and your family! Look at those eyes!!!!! and all that hair! Yeah!!! GO PINK BOWS!!!!
What a way to start out the New Years!!

Manette said...

OMG.... YEAH!!! Congratulations!!! She is stunning!!! I just love her eyes... and that hair!!! She's just FABULOUS!!!
Sending you all lots of love... And waiting anxiously for your travel,
Manette & family

Liska said...

Just visiting from RQ. Congratulations! She's just beautiful.

Emily said...

I have been reading your blog forever and have been stalking it ever since I heard your LID was in. CONGRATS. She is absolutely beautiful... what gorgeous hair, too! She is precious! Congrats on your sweet daughter... can't wait to follow your trip to China! We were in Hunan when we adopted my first sister... we loved it there!

Lisa said...

At long last....she's beautiful! Congratuations!!!

Jill W said...

WOW! Congrats! What a beautiful baby girl! And such a beautiful head of hair. I am going to call Shelly right now to tell her to check your blog! We are soooooooo happy for you!

Rhonda said...

Beautiful and SO young!

Jonni said...

Oh my, she is gorgrous Sara! You got a beautiful "spicy" girl and look at all of that hair. She is so young and sooooo cute! You must be over the moon. Congratulations mama! Savor every moment of your dream coming true my friend.

Hugs,
Jonni

Kelley said...

OOOOHHHHH!! She's a baby baby!! Just beautiful! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mom To Six said...

Sara,

OMG! She's beautiful and teeeny!!!

Congratulations!!!! What a wonderful New Yesr's gift!

Ohilda

Allie's going to be a Sister said...

I'm so happy for you!! I've been
a lurker on your blog for a long
time. Hunan is so wonderful and
the experience is AMAZING!!! Mia
is just beautiful!!! Please send
me a post if you need anything in
regards to Hunan!

Hugs & Happy New Year!

Sindy

Michelle said...

OMG, OMG, OMG-WOOO HOOOO!!!!!!!

She is so beautiful! The hair! Such beautiful hair! Congratulations!!

Cate said...

Congratulations on being a new mommy in 2008! Oh, she's gorgeous. Love the hair! Pigtails in Hunan. May the next 6-8 weeks just fly by for you.

Dawn and Dale said...

Mia Lin is the most beautiful baby ever!!!! Congratulations MOMMY!!!!! :)

Karsynn's Mommy...Sammi said...

What a sweet face. I love all the hair. Our little one had a head of hair just like that, so take some bows with you. So cute! We can't wait to watch your journey to China. Watching from KY!!!

Kim said...

OMG!! She is sooooo adorable!!! Congrats!!! Here's hoping for a speedy TA!!!
Hope you got some cute bows on hand! Look at that head of hair!! She is precious!

Cheers,
Kim
Proud Mama to Alina Jean...the kutest kid in Taraz, Kazakhstan!!

Shelle said...

Congratulations!!! She's just adorable.

Our daughter is from LanShan, Hunan very close to DaoXian. We visited her orphanage and traveled through Dao on the way to LanShan. The group prior to ours (from our agency) had referrals from DaoXian, I think 10 girls in total. A few of them visited the orphanage in June 2007 when they traveled to get their daughters.

Michelle

Mom 2 six said...

I drove like a crazy lady to work after Jill called me while I was on the road !
She is so beautiful !
Well worth the agonizing wait.

You are a MOM !

What a blessing she is !!

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

Congratulations! Well worth the wait. She is adorable!

Special K said...

Congratulations! Look at all that hair. Oh my gosh... Beautiful.

Lisa and Tate said...

Congrats!!! She is gorgeous!!!

Jenn said...

What a cutie! Go get some bows-how fun!!! Congratulations, Mom and Dad! It's about darn time!!!

Briana's Mom said...

OMG!!! She is adorable and beautiful!!! Look at all that hair! I love hairy babies! LOL! Congratulations!!!!

Kristine and Shawn said...

Wow, she is just lovely!!! Congrats to you guys!!!!!!!
Woohoo!!!

Dawn said...

YAY!!!! Congrats!!

Dawn from your DTC group

Anonymous said...

Contratulation on your referral! You survived this insane wait! Come find the DaoXian yahoo group when you catch your breath. my daughter is from Dao also (a. 2005). I was just thinking there hasn't been any referrals from there in a long while so I'm happy to see these. Love the hair. my daugher doesn't have that much at almost 5 (lol). Found your blog thru RQ.
Congratulations again and keep gazing at her photo!
Michelle Miller

Adoption Momma said...

She's a cutie. Congratulations!

MStebby said...

She is so incredibly cute!! I bet you are just beyond happy. Now get ready, everything goes soooo fast before you know it you'll be in China getting your sweet girl!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

How incredibly precious... a huge congrats...

Sara said...

Congratulations Mommy and Daddy!!!!! She is so beautiful and so tiny & precious!!!! Oh that hair...I LOVE it!! and big beautiful eyes!!! Oh she is a honey!!!! I'm so happy for you...

Alyson and Ford said...

Congratulations!! She's a beauty and so young! Happy for you!

Happy New Year!
Alyzabeth's Mommy
LID 01/27/06

Bill and Linda said...

Congratulations! She's gorgeous.

Get ready for a roller coaster ride. They probably aren't kidding about the obstinate part. These spicy girls are called this for a reason.

You'll have her in your arms in no time.

Pug Mama said...

CONGRATS!!!

3D said...

She is just precious!!!
Keep smilin!

Journey to Madeline said...

Oh Sara - She is just gorgeous!! Now I know why my baby is bald... yours got all the hair! I hope you're well stocked in bows and barrettes. Congrats! Beth Snow from RQ

Stephe said...

OMG!! Congratulations. She's so BEAUTIFUL! I can't believe that gorgeous head of hair. You must be just so in love. Congrats!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful. This is a wonderful way to start the new year. Wishing you guys all the best.

Lizette
LID 3/17/06

Grandma Monica said...

My heart is over flowing with Happiness for you both. What a sweet Angel face.

Kelli said...

Wow! Beautiful! Maybe your baby can share a little hair with my baby...she is completely bald! :) Okay not completely, just mostly!
What a beautiful little girl, congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

I have followed with you since the beginning. She is absolutely beautiful and brings tears to my eyes.


Teri

Research-China.Org said...

Congratulations on your Hunan referral!!!

When you are ready to get her newspaper finding ad (with a photo several months younger than her referral photos!) come visit us at www.research-china.org.

Have a speedy trip!!

Brian

Donna aka Sparky (in bloggerville) said...

Hi Sara,
Congratulations! Your daughter is beautiful. I am the mom to a Dao baby too! My daughter Grace came home in March 2007 at the age of ten months old. I sent you a Facebook friend request as I have lots of pictures on my wall of Dao and both SWI's (they moved to a new facilty this past year). Feel free to email if you want. Congrats again.

Mardi said...

CONGRATULATIONS SARA!!!! :)Can't wait to follow your journey to your daughter!

Shannon said...

Oh look at that sweetness! Look at that hair! Such a beauty! Congratulations to you both...speedy travel! Tooooooo cute...... =)

Yoli said...

Congratulations she is beautiful!!!

Valeri said...

I am soooooooo thrilled for you!!!! My eyes are filled with tears of joy for you!!!! She is beautiful!!!! And look at all that hair she has!!! OMG!!! She is amazing. I am so freaking excited for you!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ron said...

YES! Congrats:) I love her hair.

Polar Bear said...

Congratulations!!! Mia is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Dawn S. said...

congratulations!!

Sonia said...

FINALLY!! Congratulations to you, Sara! Baby Mia is so adorable!!! I love all of her hair. Our Kailee is also a spicy girl ~ we stayed in Changsha at the Dolton. Please feel free to email if you have any questions about Changsha, Hunan, etc. (redsoni05@yahoo.com)

sea star said...

She is beautiful...totally worth the wait. I'm in awe. Congratulations!

Sherri & Todd said...

I know i'm late on this comment as we just became friends on FB...but my gosh she is stinking cute!! She is just BEAUTIFUL!! I haven't seen a baby that cute in a long time. She is just adorable.