THE Call!!!

We got it!

Wait, maybe you didn't read the first sentence carefully ~ WE GOT IT!!!!!!!

Thank you, that was a much better response.

Aaack, we have to wait until tomorrow to have a picture, but here is what we know so far.

Her name is Lian Bao Zhen. She was born on March 10, 2006 and is currently living in the Lianjiang SWI (social welfare institute). Lianjiang is a city in the southern province of Guangdong. Maps and more to come soon, when we get off this "cloud 9."

Measurements that were taken on August 18 say that she was 17.2 lbs and 26.18 inches long. Umm, about those size 9 months clothes I've been buying...

(switch to Ian)

Wooohooo! We're parents!!! Where's the plane to China.... we're ready to GO!
So far we've called our parents and siblings, so this post is for those of you who are faithful blog watchers. Feel free to give us a call or shoot us an email (or comment here). We're so excited!!!

(sentiments from both)

God is so GOOD ~ we can't wait to get to Bao Zhen, but we know He is watching over her until we get there....


Jenny V said...

congratulations! Can't wait for photos! So happy for your family

Anonymous said...

Congrats Mommy & Daddy!! My heart just about jumped out of my chest. I'm sitting at work about to cry my eyes out. I'm so excited for you, I'm having trouble sitting I'm sure you are having the same trouble. :-)
Love you all (all 3 of you).

Dannye said...

That is sooooo great. Congrats on your referral (I just know you are not going to be able to sleep, watching that clock until tomorrow comes so you can see her sweet face).

Anonymous said...

U! S! A! U! S! A!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! Our daughter is a Lianjiang baby too! They are very well taken care of and the nannies seem to really love the babies. I'm bookmarking you to follow along on your trip!
mommy to Maggie
b. 9.24.05
a. 9.04.06

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You don't know me, I'm a reader of RQ, but just wanted to say I'm so happy for you! My best freind and her husband just got back yesterday from China w/their sweet baby girl! She was an RQ regular - "WaitingforAllie" was her screen name. We all live in Charlotte, also! Just wanted to say hi and congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My eyes filled with tears of joy as I read your email and your blog! We couldn't be happier for you and we look so forward to seeing her picture, too!
We love you,
Rusty, Cheryl, Tyler, Carter & Parker

LaoLao Shultz said...

Praise God, I know that she is the hand-picked child just for "us" - notice that LaoLao (maternal grandmother) includes herself in this as well!! How will we ever sleep until we get the picture of our precious little girl? My heart is pounding as I write this.
When Kristi called to tell me, I screamed, then cried, then became emotions were so mixed that I could hardly talk! Had to go to a doctor appointment and felt that I was just transported there = don't even remember making any turns - YIKES! Then afterwards I went out to dinner by myself and celebrated - just going home wasn't going to get it.

Our precious little one, we will all be there soon to get you. Sounds like God has had you loved and cared for wonderfully. 8 mos and 17 pounds! China, here we come!

Sennie said...

She was born the same day (and year!) our daughter from Dianbai in Guangdong! (Reading old posts now, your blog is wonderful!)