Wednesday, December 05, 2007

We have a Daughter!!


We have a daughter!!!
Here is what we know so far...
Name: Bo Qian
DOB: June 24, 2007 SHE'LL BE 6 MONTHS OLD ON CHRISTMAS EVE!!!
Province: Jiangxi Province, Poyange SWI (Poyang Lake is the largest fresh-water lake in China)
Weight: 11 pounds, 58 cm length (TINY)
We'll have pictures and more info tomorrow afternoon.
Check back!

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! 2 Cor. 9:15

My friend just told me that Bo Qian means "Precious Beginning".

46 comments:

Mendy said...

wonderful news! Congratulations! You are almost there!
Mendy
(RQ poster)

Anonymous said...

wooooooooooooooooooohooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

:) love e

Dave & Kris said...

WOW!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Our agency has a package coming too, maybe tomorrow. Can you believe it, after all this time??

Let us know as soon as you have a picture.

Fantastic!
Kristen & Dave
daveandkris.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

Congrats! Just saw your link on RQ and am visiting for the first time. Our daughter is also from Jiangxi. I am not sure but is the location where your daughter is from where they have filmed the latest season of Survivor? May be worth checking out. Congrats again!

Anonymous said...

YEAH! PRAISE HIM! I am doing my own happy dance for you to the tunes of Jars of Clay! Our children will be two months apart! I can't wait to see you again! We will be celebrating with you tonight! Love you guys, Alegra and Rusty!

Kayce said...

Congratulations!

Tracy said...

Actually, she is 5.5 months old! Wow, doesn't get much younger than that :) CONGRATS! Can't wait to see pictures!!

Tracy
Mommy to Charlotte Rui

kris said...

Your LID is my bday :O) Congrats on your new daughter!!! Can't believe you waited 2 years for this moment- can't wait to see her cute face :O)

Andrea said...

Ok I start crying every time I think about it!!!
YIPPPPEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LizTurnbull said...

Woohoo!! Addison is anxiously awaiting her arrival!

Jen Talley said...

I just can't stop smiling!!! So happy for you!!!

Wendy @ adoptionandfire.typepad.com said...

Congratulations!!!!

Bob and Tricia said...

Congratulation! We are so happy for you and we cannot believe how young your daughter is!!!!! Let's get you to China and back soon now!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! cant wait to see the pics! Its sooooo exciting we are expecting our referral this month as well! yippeeeee! our LID is Dec 14th
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Nana said...

Congratulations!!! You have a new daughter!!! We have a new granddaughter!!! How blessed are we. Love Ya.

Kiy said...

Oh, how wonderful! Get ready for the ride of your life. :)

suenzig said...

we are leaving for china tomorrow.
our daughter is from poyang, her name is be chen,, morning.. you can follow our blog at zoemakes3.blogspot.com. I will be posting pictures, hopefully we will visit the orphange. good luck and congrats

The Blaszczynski Family said...

Courtney, can you believe it, finally!!!!!!!!!!! How amazing 6 months old! I can't wait to see pictures and everything and really can't wait to meet you in person in CHINA!!!!!!!!! HOpefully, we'll get our news tomorrow.
Love,
Amanda B.

Tanna Clark said...

That is awesome news Courtney! I can't wait to see her. I am so happy for you both. God is great!

Sara said...

Courtney...what an amazing blessing. Your journey is only beginning...YAY GOD! :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats. be blessed

Mike

http://theupperroom.typepad.com

LaLa said...

Huge congrats.....!!!! you are going to LOVE China and are in for the most incredible moments of your life. Enjoy and pack light!

accountingforgolf said...

I am so happy for you guys. It is well deserved and about time. I know you and Jay will make awesome parents. I know a grandma to be that is really excited to!

Brad & Rachel said...

We're so excited for all THREE of you!! We will be praying for your trip and for your family!

Catherine said...

Congratulations!!! What a precious gift from God your daughter is! Excited to see pics tomorrow...but not nearly as excited as mommy and daddy must be!

Cherith said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Ben said...

YAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is so awesome!!!

Kerry said...

Congratulations Courtney. We are so happy for you! Can't wait to see your daughter.

In the five years that I have been involved in adoption from China (paperchasing for our first and our Grace adopted 2003)
I have never seen a baby referred as young as yours! That is awesome. Congrats. And I will be checking your blog every 30 minutes or so tomorrow.
Love,
Kerry

Kate said...

Fabulous, congrats!

Justin said...

Congrats cuz! You'll never wonder if it was worth the wait, only what a wonder the wait was.

Now the question is...how's your chinese?

Iseirinne said...

Congratulations !

Parousia said...

Congrats you guys! This is awesome. Excited for you and looking forward to seeing her with you.


P.S. I believe the Jiangxi Province is the same Province that my brother's daughter is from!

Steve

Brandon & April said...

YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! HOW EXCITING!!!! Wow!! Can't wait to hear more! I can not imagine the elation!! Congrats guys! 6 months old is really GREAT!!!

At home in Melvin Village said...

You folks look wonderful!!! Did you sleep at all last night? Dad & I are so excited for you both, and of course, for ourselves...our new little granddaughter, wow!!!!

Paul and Amber said...

Awesome!

We are so happy for you all.

Blessings

Paul and Amber

Jeni said...

We brought our Poyang baby home in late September. They take amazing care of the girls, and it's obvious they love them. There's a Poyang yahoo group that's pretty new -- they've only been doing IA for about a year. Congratulations!

Heidi Fowler said...

Congratulations!!! God's timing is always perfect. I can't wait to meet your daughter and see your smile even bigger than it always is :-).

Caroline said...

Congratulations on beginning the most incredible and wonderful journey of your life! My eldest was also 5 months old at referral - how wonderful that you'll have her in your arms at such a young age!

Sue said...

Congrats!!!! She is soooo young....how wonderful! Can't wait to see the pics of your little sweetie pie!

Sue B (from RQ)

Research-China.Org said...

Congratulations on your referral!

When you are ready to obtain her finding ad (with a photo that pre-dates her referral photo by several months!) come visit us at www.research-china.org.

Hope you have a speedy trip to China!

Brian

Jill Poland said...

Hi Courtney,
Congratulations, I know this is an long awaited exciting time for you and your husband.
We received, LID 10-23-05, our daughter, Bo Hui, DOB 1-11-07 on 10-28-07 she too was from the Poyang SWI.
They did not allow our group to visit the orphanage or finding spots. We were disappointed with this news. I was going to ask a favor if you get to visit the orphanage will you take a picture of our daughters primary care takere and her crib so we can put those in her lifebook. If you visit finding spots I would be so grateful for that too. I would send that info later.
A few packing tips, if you like coffee take your own, theirs is soooo strong that after you put enough creamer in it to thin it down, it's cold. All the rooms will come with coffee pots since you have to boil all the tap water.
Pack light for yourself, mix and match clothing. Take an extra suitcase for souveniors. Enjoy every minute and take lots of photos.
Looking forward to seeing a picture of your daughter.
Jill

Christy said...

OH CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Your little one is VERY young-- only 5 months. Our Mia was one of the youngest babies ever referred (most think). SHe was 5 months 2 days at referral and I think your baby is the closest I have see to her. WOW!!! CONGRATS and having her so young is SOOOOOO wonderful!!! WE got to see all of Mia's firsts and you will too. Mia was only 6 months on GOTCHA so she was one of the youngest babies ever. If you have any qustions please feel free to contact me at kcbock@hotmail.com. My blog is www.tomiawithlove.blogspot.com

Congrats!!!

Christy :)

Maggie said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you!!! I'm also excited to read your blog. Thanks for sharing!

The Blaszczynski Family said...

Those fortunes are just incredible, I can't wait to see her!
Amanda

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm a felloww RQ'er. Gongratulation on your referral, she is beautiful! I couldn't resist commenting beacuse my DD was originally from Poyang and her name was Gan Bo Qian. She is now four years old and the love of my life!

Greetings from Iceland

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! We waited 14 months from DTC to referral for our first child and it was brutal.... cannot believe it was 24 months but it is allll so worth it!!! :) Teresa