Miss Gioia

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Introducing Little Miss Gioia

And now we are three. Gioia is very serious and contemplative. She LOVES to be held. Thank goodness for the Mei Tai. She is absolutely beautiful. Chris and I spent the whole day just staring at her. And she stared back.

The formal adoption process is tomorrow. This is technically an "adjustment period." Adjustment period or no, she is our baby now. Forever and always. Until she becomes a teenager, until she gets a family of her own, until we all pass away. Family.

I am sitting here typing this with a Bobby McFerrin lullaby playing on the laptop. She sleeps close to me in a sleep sack in her pack and play. We are parents now for sure.

Chris has posted pictures and movies, if you have the patience to dig through it all.

Peace to you all tonight.

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Blogger Amy in Beijing said...

Oh Oh Oh! So sweet and lovely!

January 30, 2008 9:20 PM  
Anonymous Shelba said...

Congratulations!!! She is so pretty.

January 30, 2008 11:46 PM  
Anonymous Ann said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations!

January 30, 2008 11:56 PM  
Blogger Johnny said...

Hearty congrats!

January 30, 2008 11:57 PM  
Blogger Beverly said...

Congrats she is beautiful. Lovely pics.


January 31, 2008 1:45 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

Absolutely stunning! Congratulations.

January 31, 2008 2:04 AM  
Blogger rebx said...

Mazel Tov! She is beautiful! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Enjoy your babymoon!

January 31, 2008 2:54 AM  
Anonymous Bug's mama said...

Beautiful! Congratulations on your sweet girl. Keep on staring at her and enjoy every second.

January 31, 2008 3:51 AM  
Blogger Jboo said...

Congratulations! She is so beautiful!


January 31, 2008 5:25 AM  
Anonymous AmericanFamily said...

Oh my goodness! What a beautiful girl! I am sorry my congratulations are so late. I didn't even know you had a referral. I think there must be something wrong with the RSS feed I have in my bloglines.

I am so happy for you all!!

January 31, 2008 7:43 AM  
Blogger mimi k said...

What a wonderful day! She is beautiful!

January 31, 2008 8:25 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Happy Gotcha Day! She's gorgeous.

January 31, 2008 9:18 AM  
Blogger Anne Marie said...

Oh I have chills! I am so thrilled for the two of you. She is just stunningly beautiful!

I don't know how long you will be in Taiwan, but if we come back soon enough, we will ring ;)

January 31, 2008 9:18 AM  
Anonymous Denise said...

Congratulations!! Gioia is absolutely adorable!! I adopted my daughter, Emma Grace from China 2 1/2 years ago. I used to work with your mom, Linda, and she has been keeping me posted.
Your family is so blessed!!

January 31, 2008 9:21 AM  
Blogger GreenePiece said...

She is gorgeous. A million congratulations. I've been reading anxiously ever since I read the cube tutorial here!

January 31, 2008 11:42 AM  
Blogger Samantha said...

She is so Gorgeous! Congratulations it gets even better!

Samantha Mom to Lilly 16 months from China. We were there in july.

January 31, 2008 8:53 PM  
Anonymous Lorna in CT said...

Congratulations on your gorgeous Miss Gioia!

January 31, 2008 11:55 PM  
Blogger Krazy Krafter said...

I am in tears. She is so beautiful! I have different family members who have made that trip to Guangzhou in the last 2 years. It's soooo amazing and exciting. Wishing you a peaceful and journey home with little G.

February 1, 2008 5:34 AM  
Blogger SweDaisy said...

Oh she is so precious. I'm very happy for you and Chris. Congratulations.

Take Care,

February 2, 2008 2:54 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

So happy for you three. Congratulations!

February 2, 2008 9:38 PM  
Blogger kathleen m. said...

This is a precious photo of the two of you!

February 6, 2008 8:47 AM  

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