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We are thrilled to announce our referral of a BABY BOY! (Although China referrals are usually girls, we did not request a specific gender.) His name is En Fu Jian (sp?) and he is from the Hubei Province, the Enshi Social Welfare Institute. His birthday is June 23, 2003. That's all we know right now, we'll get more information next week.
06-07-2004, 11:15 PM
What wonderful news! Congratulations Catherine!!!
Adopting #1 from Korea
It's a Boy! Theo was born 1/12/2004!
Awaiting his safe arrival home
06-07-2004, 11:42 PM
Congratulations Catherine! Jamie is also a boy from China and his Chinese name was Ma Jian He. If it's the same Jian, it means build. Here's hoping for speedy travel.
NEVE and TRISTAN
06-08-2004, 01:02 AM
Oh Catherine I have goosebumps reading this!!!!
Huge congrats "mommy" :)...
Big hugs and please share anything as you get it we want to celebrate with you!!!!
AKA "mama2be"-forgot password
and Baby Boy Tristan born @UNC
Feb 25, 2003
Brother to 3 pups "gees" and 2 kitties
06-08-2004, 06:07 AM
Catherine, CONGRATULATIONS on your new son!!! Pleast post your referral photo as soon as you get a chance... I can't wait to see him.
We had two boys in our travel group - what dolls!
06-08-2004, 06:31 AM
Congratulations Catherine! I hope that you get to travel to him soon. Amy
06-08-2004, 08:08 AM
Congratulations on your referral. Here's to quick travel!
mom to William
06-08-2004, 09:09 AM
What great news. I cant wait to see photos!
mommy to Isabella
06-08-2004, 10:21 AM
That is so exciting!! I'm so happy for you!! Of course, now you can really get on with buying those diapers now!! ;)
06-08-2004, 01:14 PM
mom to Jacob 9/27/02
Holli, you know me so well!
Thank you all for sharing our excitement!
06-09-2004, 12:43 PM
06-10-2004, 12:48 AM
Congratulations!!! Here's to fast travel. Please share photo/name soon.
06-10-2004, 08:56 AM
Congratulations!!! He shares my eldest daughter's birthday! :)
06-10-2004, 01:18 PM
A little late but just wanted to add my congrats. Hopefully you will get your travel dates very soon
Yay!!! How exciting. Please post pictures and more details soon!
~ mommy to Declan 3.24.03
and number 2 EDD 9.14.04
06-13-2004, 10:39 PM
Congrats!!!! Can't wait to hear all your details.
06-14-2004, 10:00 AM
Catherine congratulations!!! That is so exciting and little boys are so much fun.
I am so happy for you and keep us posted on the details.
Thank you all so much for sharing our excitement over our baby boy.
In this case, Fu means good fortune and Jian means to build (just like Holly's James!). So, Fu Jian means building good fortune!
He was a premie so he's a little small. In February, at almost 8 months, he weighed 16.5 pounds (Chinese orphanages usually weigh with clothes on, and at that time of year it would have been a lot of layers, so I'm guessing I should subtract a couple of pounds) and was 24.8 inches long. Fortunately, we have some earlier measurements too and even though he's small, he's gaining on the curve.
He is described as active, restless, and sometimes obstinate--he'll fit right in. He's supposedly a deep sleeper. And his favorite activity is to be outdoors.
We are so thrilled!
06-27-2004, 09:03 PM
Do you have any travel plans yet? When do you expect to hear? Jamie is still small for his age, but he has grown 4 inches since we've been home (5 months - and for his age, that's about how much he should grow in a year), so I think you can probably expect a huge growth spurt as well. And allow me to add, how lucky that he's a deep sleeper! Sleeping is still our biggest issue.
Keep us updated!
We are still waiting on travel dates. I always thought this would be the hardest part of the process. . . .
It's good to hear Jamie is growing well. I've been thinking that I might need to accommodate a growth spurt in clothing sizes.
I hope the deep sleeper thing turns out to be true. I'm a little worried about sleeping arrangements. His report says he shares a crib so sleeping on his own may be a big change (along with so many other big changes). But I'm such a sound sleeper that I would be too worried to try co-sleeping. We'll just have to work it out as we go.
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