Friday, October 7, 2011

Oh. My. Goodness. (Insert scream!)

I knew that the super duper nice lady from our agency was going to visit Pheobe this week but she said that she would be back on the 16th and that I should not expect to hear from her until then.  BUT!  This morning, when my alarm went off at 5:00, I glanced over to my phone and low and behold I see this super duper nice lady's name come up and I know that it was gonna be gooood!  I exited the bed as if it was on FIRE when I saw the picture of our sweet baby.  AAAAHHHHH!! Can you believe it?

Here is what the super duper wonderfully kind woman says about her:

She is a very sweet child – she has chubby cheeks and a chubby little belly.  Her legs are thinner, but not skinny – also, not chunky.  When I first saw her, I was very surprised to see her lip had been repaired!  According to the orphanage staff, it was done about 2 weeks ago.  Her palate has not been repaired.She has one little tiny tooth that has just popped thru on the bottom left/front.  She weighs around 7 kilograms (15.4 lbs).  I held her and played with her for about an hour – in that time I learned:-  she has very good eye contact and loves when people talk to her-  she enjoys being bounced-  she has ticklish feet-  she grabbed onto my finger many times and has a strong grip-  she can bear weight on her legs, but needs practice doing this-  she cannot sit unsupported but has good head control-  she laughs when you fly her up in the air – but not too high, or too fast as that scares her – there is a thin line between funny and scared-    she likes when you tickle her chin/neck-  she loves peek-a-boo-  once she gets to know you, I think she will love to spin… I tried to spin her (me standing, holding her, turning around in a circle) and she thought she liked it but was a bit unsure… I’m thinking she has never done that before.We took about 25 pictures.  We also took pictures of her hands and feet – because I love baby hands and feet.

Happy dance...

The Lord is at work in our hearts over here.  Praise His glorious name!



the keith fam said...

Jumping for Joy...tried to scream, but tears came our amazing God who is just awesome, above and beyond, more than I can even fathom!
She is FANTASTIC! and we are awestruck at what an amazing job they did on her surgery.
You'll love this...remember I told you how excited I was at the kids responses from the 1st I showed them the 2nd pictures, compared to the first and Garrett says "Phoebe is so cute Mom, I hope our brother is like her"...ha! he never even noticed she had surgery. We had to tell him. :)
We are rejoicing and praising with you and we are praying for you as you wait. Love you!

Tracy said...

Oh my goodness - is right! How exciting for you guys! She is just beautiful! A baby! Oh my!

Where are you guys in the process? We just sent in for the I800A. I am thinking it may be June before we get to Lynli. I hope you guys make it faster than that - but wouldn't it be fun to see each other in China again!!

Congrats to you all - I know you are in love with her!!

icedlatteprincess:) said...

OH MY GOODNESS...what a sweetie!!! I am so excited for you and your family. I will be praying for her and speed for your family to be together and have her in your arms!!! She is just precious and blessings to you all!!!! Fonnetta