Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Fu Le Wen

Announcing with happy tears and great joy ... our daughter!





Name: Fu Le Wen (Fu is for her orphanage, Fuling SWI. We are still waiting on the translation of Le Wen.)
Birth date: February 2, 2007 (7 months!!!!!)
At the end of May she weighed 5.2 kg (~ 11.4 pounds), and was 57.5 cm (~ 22.6 inches) long.

Surprisingly enough, she "did not cooperate" (per the doctor) when checking her vision, hearing and blood pressure. Yep, my daughter ... feisty! From what we have been able to see on the paperwork we have received so far she looks very healthy (thank goodness!) but we are still planning on having the adoption specialists take a look at her paperwork, just in case.

Notes we have received:

  • She is not in foster care, has spent her entire time in the SWI (social welfare institute, what we would call an orphanage).
  • She is a deep sleeper (suuuure she is, until we get her and THEN, if my mom has any justice at all, she will make sure I start living on 2-3 hours of sleep at any given time!).
  • She is on formula, supplemented with steamed egg, rice soup (probably congee) and soy milk.
  • She is active, fond of listening to music and playing with toys.
  • She is closest to her caretaker (very good news!)

We hope to get more information in the next few days. Thank you to everyone for your help throughout this long wait. We are thrilled beyond words.

Jeff & Kiy


23 comments:

Cath said...

Yup, let the tears start flowing. She's darling!!! Congratulations! I am so very happy for you!
Cath
Ryleesmom2004

Mrs. U said...

Congratulations!!! She is just BEAUTIFUL!!!!! The time has FINALLY come!!! WOOHOO! Praise the Lord!!

His,
Mrs. U

***** said...

Absolutely beautiful! I am so happy for you. Can't wait til its our turn!
susan
lid 2/13/06

Mrs. Incredible said...

Congratulations, what a beautiful life she's about to have...

Kudos to you for surviving that wait.

RoLo said...

Congrats, she is a sweety-pie.

Lynn said...

I just flipped over from RQ! Congratulations! She is a beauty! I can't imagine how over the moon you are right now!

Kris said...

She's beautiful! Congratuations!
Kris

TheSinger said...

She's beautiful. Congratulations. So very, very happy for you. I've only "known" you a few months, but I know how special you are to Serdic, which makes you special to me, and I feel I've gotten to know you better through your blog and sharing this journey with you. Safe travels as you complete the last steps.

Lythrum said...

As Tib would say....W00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000T!! I'm so happy for you both, I know how long you've been waiting and hoping. She is a beautiful baby and sounds like she'll be a good fit. :)

Louanne said...

Kiy- She is SO CUTE!! And a young girl too :) Feisty is fun and Nadia sleeps all night like they said she did, so don't give up hope!!

Louanne

Heather said...

Congratulations!!!! She is beautiful and so, so precious!

Snickerdoodle said...

We have a WONDERFUL yahoogroup for Fuling SWI.

Here's the address, just in case you don't know about it:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FulingKidsInternational/

As well, we have a password protected picture site where there may be a number of pictures of your little beauty! Do log on and become a member!

My little Fu Beauty came home on July 20, 2007.

Congratulations!

Snick :)

Shannon said...

Adorable! Congratulations.

Magi said...

Congratulations! Your daughter is just gorgeous. The blog is looking very nice. I love your quote. Bach is one of my favorite authors.

geminirn said...

What a tiny precious little beauty!!!CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Terri @ In His Hands said...

Awwwww! She is precious!!

Terri
(Adventures)

Serdic said...

What they said. =) I'm excited and happy for you two.

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Congrats! What an adorable little lady!!!

Emma's Journal said...

She sure is a beautiful baby. Wow....Congratulations!!!

Christy Largent said...

Congratulations! Be sure to visit the Fuling Kids website - TONS of your questions will be answered there! It's an amazing, supportive group of people. Your daughter has most likely been a beneficiary of our "Gracies Room" which was created to help the SWI babies get lots of lovin and one on one attention and activities. We came home with our Fulinger Dec 30, 2004, and she's been an amazing, wonderful, delightful child. We're waitng for little sister, and hope she will come from there too! Hope you enjoy every minute!

Di said...

Congratulations! She is adorable!!!
-Diana (Mom to Ruby Mei 5/8/07)
www.myadoptionwebsite.com/diandjeff

kris said...

My god she is simply beautiful. Congratulations...

Tommy and Kelly said...

She is beautiful. Our daughter (referred last month) is in the same orphanage - I recognized the stuffed animal behind her. From everything I have heard - it is a very good orphanage and the children are very healthy. Congratulations!

kjk1