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Thursday, May 29, 2008

We got our LOA!!!!!!!!

We got our LOA today! That is our Letter of Accpetance from China that basically means that she is ours! China has "officially" matched Norah to our family! We should be traveling in 4-7 weeks! Keep looking for more info here! Buckle your seatbelts..... we are off!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

More pictures....

I joined a yahoo group of a family that adopted their daughter from Nanchang SWI, the same place that Norah is. They have tons and tons of pictures from the SWI. I was browsing through the pictures of the babies and guess who I found. Yep. Amazing isn't it?? I was just praying the other day that when Norah gets older she would have peace about her younger years and not having a ton of baby pictures to look back on. And this week, I found six more baby pictures of her. These pictures are from August 2007 so Norah would be about 6 1/2 months old here. What a tiny little peanut!!! Holly, my friend that has the yahoo group, said that they babies are very well taken care of and loved! She also said that it is a FINE orphanage. They hug on them and kiss on them. If you notice in that one picture of her taking a bottle, the nanny is holding her little hand. This does so much good for my heart! I will also attach her finding ad so you can see the resemblance! God has been so good to us! Thank you Holly!!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Just wanted to show you guys JUST how beautiful my daughter is.

ALMOST DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

I miss her. Isn't it funny that I have never met her, but I miss her? Is that even possible. It seems that I know so much about her, like right now she is waking up from her nap. She will probably have a snack and then play some. I just need to get here and hold her and hug her. We are finishing up her room this week. It will be nice to have HER room in the house. If I miss her I can go in there and hang out and know that soon she will be sleeping in her crib. I have so much to do yet I want her home so badly. I know that she is being well taken care of. I hope that she got her care package and I hope that her nannies are taking some pictures for us. Come on LOA! I need my baby!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Norah's Room...

The progress so far.... Much more to go!!!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Finding Ad

We got Norah's finding ad yesterday in the mail! I am so happy to have a little tiny glimpse into her life and to know where she was found :) God is so good!!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


I can't believe that my baby will be six tomorrow :( The time sure has flown by and what a ride it has been! It is amazing how one little life can change YOUR life forever. I can't imagine what I ever did with my time before him. I am sure it must have been boring. He is such a blessing to everyone that he meets and he is incredibly witty and smart! He is amazing. My dream come true! Happy birthday sugarbear!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

This Little Piggy.....

Aren't these the sweetest little baby feet you have ever seen???

I mean REALLY!

Thanks Secret Pal :)

I got my secret pal gift from our "ya-ya" group today! We had all originally been part of the August 2007 LID group. We all talked to much together over the months that we started the "ya-ya" group. I love these girls and they have been sanity to me when I have needed it the most! I love you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

We got an update!!!

We got an update from Denise today! The SWI sent three pictures of Norah and also some more info on her and her medical development!

Here goes...

As of April 21st:
Age: 1 yr 3 mo
Weight: 7 kg (15.4 lbs)
Head: 44.5 cm
Chest: 42 cm
Height: 71 cm (2 ft 3 inches)
Feet: 11 cm (SIZE 3)

She had an Echo done on April 15 and it shows that the hole in her heart has closed on its own and she has normal heart function with no sign of disease!!!!!

Medical/Developmental Update:
She has had no treatment for her hip. Her Left leg is 4 cm (1.6 inches) shorter than the right. She cannot stand or walk due to her hip. She has not had any physical therapy at this time.
She can make the sound of "baba" (daddy) and also "amu" which most likely is what she calls the aunties at the orphanage.

So there ya go! We have gotten alot of information on her! We are truly blessed beyond words! I cannot wait to hold her and make everything okay for her.

we are coming soon angel.....

**I will post pics as soon as I get home tomorrow morning!!!***** You won't want to miss this :)

Monday, May 05, 2008


Thursday we got Norah's x-ray in the mail from the agency with a note that reads:

"Hi Shannon and Penny, sometimes we get little miracles- your daughter's hard copy of an x-ray arrived here in the office. Hope it helps!"

Wow! It is the cutest x-ray I think I have ever seen... really. I will be able to take this to work tonight and have one of the pediatric orthopedic surgeons look at it and maybe give us an idea what we are up against.

We feel so blessed :)