Tuesday, October 13, 2009

It's a girl!


We are happy to announce we have a daughter!!!!!!

Name: Feng Yue Chun (Yue means "moon"; Chun means "Spring")
Born: Dec. 29, 2008
Feng Cheng City Social Welfare Institute (in foster care since Jan. 5)
Jiangxi Province
At 6.5 months: 24.8 inches tall, 14.5 pounds, 16.3 inches head circumference

Likes to be carried to the street to play
Favorite toy is a rattle.
Likes to be gently rocked or patted to sleep.
Deep sleeper!
Sucks her fingers
Can hold up her head, roll over, grasp toys
Laughs out loud, knows her name, responds to faces
Likes music
Smiles (though not in this photo. And it looks like she might have curly hair!)


We'll have more photos tomorrow. Story of how we got the news to come...

(Also looking for help in pronouncing "Yue.")

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

She's beautiful!

Love, Gramma and Grampa

Anonymous said...

I love her so much already. What does Sam say about her picture?--Love, Auntie Amy

CtotheL said...

Woo hoo! Finally Sophie has a beautiful face to go with her beautiful name!

LaLa said...

Sooooo happy for you!!! She is beautiful and YOUNG!! Hey, now you don't have virtual twins : )

I can't wait to see and hear more!

Anonymous said...

Look out Sam! Make way for Sophie!
Love, Delia & Liam

Jay and Kelly said...

Too sweet!!

Jennifer B. said...

She's beautiful. My dd is also from the same orphanage and is now almost 6 years old. Good orphanage but not as great as your arms will be.

Mikenjane said...

Dear Sam and Sophie,

A RQ lurker here to say CONGRATULATIONS! Your DD is adorable.

You wanted to know the pronunciation of yue. Our DD (now 8) is also named yue, so I've spent years trying to master it. It can be tricky, but here's the basics: yu (long) ay(fourth tone- harsh and down). The character is simple and is also the character for month.

It is considered a very feminine and beautiful name in Chinese culture. Spring Moon is a lovely name!

Best,
Jane and Ani XiaoYue

Jena said...

wow, worth the wait :)

Sarah said...

Fantastic news!

roseylittlethings said...

So exciting!! What happy news!!! she is adorable.

Creative Genius? said...

She is BEAUTIFUL!!!! We are so very happy for you here!!!! Congrats and we can't wait to hear all about her!

Adrienne said...

Congratulations! That's such exciting news!

(I can try to help with the pronunciation -- it's hard to do in writing, but it's like "yu-eh", with the emphasis on the "eh", and like Mikenjane said, it's the 4th tone)

Dianna said...

I just wanted to let you know that I remember following your story when Sam was coming home (our daughter is from Vietnam as well). I'm thrilled that your Sophie has found her family.

katie said...

Congratulations! And she's just a few weeks younger than my son--oh you're in for a handful when you get to her!

Heidi said...

What wonderful news! I am just thrilled to pieces for you, Ed and Sam. I can't wait to hear more--when can you go and get her?

Congratulations!!

Michelle said...

Congratulations! I saw your blog on RQ and wanted to congratulate you. Your daughter is just precious. Seeing all of the referrals sure brings back wonderful memories! Your amazing journey is just beginning. Congratulations:)

Di said...

COngratulations!! She is adorable.......I am so excited for you all!

K said...

Congratulations! She's lovely.

I have a Yue baby too. When I was in China I took a video of our travel guide saying our daughters' names (we have twins) so I would have the correct pronunciation on video for them. I've never been able to master the pronunciation of Yue. :-)

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

Congratulations! She is precious! Our daughter is also from FengCheng! I am happy to help out if you have questions. There is also a yahoo group.

Tracy said...

She is such a cutie! Love her cheeks. Congrats!

Catherine said...

Congratulations!!! Your daughter is beautiful!

leslielightfoot.sbe said...

big congrats. she is beautiful!

Research-China.Org said...

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

All the best for a speedy trip!!

Brian

vi0linista said...

I am so so happy for you guys!!! So happy you'll have a girl to boss Sam around (that's what my nephew told Nico about having a little sister: "girls are bossy). When are you guys going to get her? Such a happy post!!!

Couchkat said...

Congratulations on your darling Sophie! :) from another FengCheng mama

Make sure you join us on the yahoo group and also on our Facebook group.

Rachel, mama to Sophie (8, bio) and Margaux (3.5 FengCheng, JiangXi)