Monday, April 9, 2007

I Still Cant Belive It!!

I am still just on cloud 9 and cant believe we have our Mia. I got the translated version of her social and developmental and I wanted you all to see it. She seems like such a sweet baby. The only issue I can see right now is her "sensitivity to voices". Anyone who knows me knows I tend to be a little on the "loud" side. I'm sure she will be fine!! So, here is the info. I also tagged her referral post and put it on the left tool bar on the side so you can quickly look at her photos. So enjoy (thanks to our China coordinator for the quick translation-- you rock!!)

I'm adding to this post because many have asked me how Kevin reacted when he heard the news. It was great. He called on Saturday morning on his drive back from Arizona and I immediately told him about the referral. He was shocked and was in disbelief for a while. I told him all her details and he was so excited that she was so young (Kev always wanted a young baby. I didn't care) and he reminded me that when we first started this journey that we both secretly dreamed about a baby from Hunan. He made the statement that he was shocked how perfect Mia sounded for our family. Hunan, very young, foster care, active, loves outdoors, loves music and all the other wonderful qualities she has.

Fast forward to when he finally got home from fishing about 5 hours later. I told him he could not look at her pictures without being on the phone with me. So he called and pulled up the website and just said "ohhhhh". He said how cute she was and how sweet her face is. He just went on and Kevin is normally a pretty stoic person so for him to go on like he did, I was amazed!! I knew once he saw her face that this whole thing would become real for him and that exact thing happened. He is just smitten. Once I got home he said he just kept going on and looking at her picture all night. He said he couldn't stop looking at her cute face!!

Here is the report:

Ba, Jun Fei Growth Report

Ba, Jun Fei, female, was found at the front entrance of Civil Administrative Bureau of Yueyang County on Oct. 29, 2006 and was delivered to social welfare institute on the same day. When she was found, she had a round face, thin hair, and rosy skin. She wore a pink coat with a blue blanket wrapped outside of it. She was normal, no physical deformity.

Ba, Jun Fei was assigned to a foster family by Social Welfare Institute on the same day after she was admitted.

Our doctor decided that her birth date was on Oct. 29, 2006 based on her physical development, and named her “Ba, Jun Fei”. Ba means Yueyang County; Jun means a gentle person; Fei means beauty.

She is a very good baby at the foster home. She usually sleeps peacefully. After diaper change, she would wait for milk quietly. She took 30ml of milk very quickly. She liked soft voice. She liked to hold her fists. When she was two weeks old, she could stare at the objects which are more than 20cm-50cm away from her. She is very clever, she knew when to cry to ask for help. She is a lovely baby. She liked to touch her foster mother’s face with her hands gently. She liked to drink milk by holding the bottle with both of her hands. After all milk is gone, she would play with the bottle. If the bottle was taken away, she would cry. When foster mother held her in arms and walked around the house, she would kick her legs and wave her hands joyfully. She was sensitive to all voice. When we rang a bell around her crib, she would turn around and search for the sound. She could read foster mother’s facial expression. When foster mother clapped hands and sang a song for her, she would try to sing or clap her hands with the foster mother. She liked to watch new objects. She liked to play with musical toys. Now she can move her body slowly, and smiles to the people around her. When the foster mother walks passing by her crib, she shows that she is happy to see her. If the foster mother can hold her or play with her, she will be happier. Now she can talk a little bit baby words.

Jun Fei has a routine life schedule. She has 5 meals in a day. Her main food is milk and some steamed egg or mashed fruit. She gets up at 6:00; has breakfast at 6:00, lunch at 12:00, takes a nap between 9:00-10:00 in the morning and 15:00-18:00 in the afternoon; dinner at 18:00, snack at 9:00 and 15:00, and sleeps at 21:00. She urinates several times and defecates one time per days.

Jun Fei has received vaccination according to regular schedule.

Director: (NAME REMOVED)

Yueyang County Social Welfare Institute
March 2, 2007


  1. Perhaps the voice sensitivity may mean that her hearing is very good and there appears to be no deafness?


  2. Christy and Kevin: We are so happy for you and she's such a cute little peanut. We can't wait until you have her in your arms.

    Robert & Linda

  3. She is absolutely beautiful!!! Congratulations!!!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this with us! What fun to hear how Kevin reacted to the wonderful news.

    Reading the transcript was amazing. What a great amount of information. Priceless!!

    Congrats again.

  5. Christy and Kevin...
    You have no idea who I am, but I'm a friend of Ron and Beth H in Wisconsin. They also received their referral yesterday and I'm so excited for them. There was a link on their blog for your blog, so I thought I'd check it out. Please know we're praying for you guys as you get ready to hold your beautiful (and she is BEAUTIFUL) daughter in your arms for the first time!
    Melody Boersma-Brue
    River Falls, WI

  6. Ohhhh... she is SO cute... those cheeks... congrats... take care... Felicity

  7. God is good!! Saw Oprah today where the twins (Il. and Fl. parents) adopted separately and over one year apart were found and relationship est thru DNA. Circumstances showed just how God IS in this adoption I wait patiently when I have to go thru rest of Oct. and big mo of Nov. Wherever my Lauren is she will be brought to me, in God's Plan A, just as Mia was brought to you. Rejoicing with you. LID l/19/06.

  8. LOL about the voice sensitivity! Our Zoe apparently likes the quiet...uh, I guess I'm going to have to tone it down a notch :) We both got such little ones though that I think the personality probably has yet to shine through (at least at the time the referral was put to CCAA). Congrats again!

  9. Congratualtions on your referral. Come visit us when you are ready to order your daughter's finding ad (with a young photo of her, younger than the referral photo!).

    Have a safe trip to go get her!!