Monday, October 27, 2008

Shower for Lucy

Well, I think we are all set for Lucy. We had our family shower this past weekend and Lucy was given A LOT of nice things. We had a great time visiting with family and friends. There is so much to be excited about and this just adds to it all! Thank you everyone for your generosity it is definitely helping us with the all of our preperations to bring Lucy home. I thought I knew that babys came with a lot of stuff but WOW!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

What a Weekend!

Our weekend started Friday night. We thought we were going to our friends house for a "end of volleyball season" party. Instead it was a shower for us. We are really lucky to be blessed with such awesome friends! We were overwhelmed with all of the gifts. First of all by the generosity and thoughtfulness of everyone and secondly by all of the things babies come with!! Thank you everyone. Then on Monday we received our final travel approval. It is official we will be leaving on Nov. 19th and returning Dec. 4th. Our flight leaves from Milwaukee goes to Chicago and then directly to Beijing. Only 13 1/2 hours from Chicago. Yiippeee! It travels the same route only backwards :) on the way home.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Lucy looks healthy!

Today we received the translation of Lucy's medical records. After talking to the nurse practitioner down at Children's hospital...who by the way also has a daughter named Lucy. Weird! But our daughter looks healthy and from all that they see she seems to be right on track developmentally! Yeah! Some of the fun things we found out about her is...her height 68cm/27.75in, 7.8kg/17.2lb The nurse said she is tall and skinny. Wouldn't have guessed that from them cheeks. :) She wakes up at 6:00am naps between 12:30-2:30 and goes to bed at 8:30. We will see about that. Her favorite toys have motion, sound and lights. Between 1-2 months she was holding her head up and her eyes would follow movement of toys, 3-4 months she would hold head up while lying on stomach, turn her head to follow things, grab toys to put them in her mouth and roll to side when on her stomach. Between 5-6 months she could sit up, roll back and forth freely and crawl backwards. As far as her personality they described her as quiet, lovely and a ready smile. But of course! Be tween 3-4 months she started making sound like "yi -yi and ya-ya" and by 5-6 months she was able to laughed loudly. I can't wait to experience that for the first time. The thought of it brings tears to my eyes. We are happy to have some more information that everything seems to be great with our daughter. Again more answers to our prayer.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Lucy Gill

She is here! What more could we ask for! Born 1-25-2008. We recieved the call yesterday around 1:00 and saw her cute face for the first time around 1:30. I can't wait to hold her in my arms. Today we recieved the Letter of Confirmation and need to get that back to the agency A.S.A.P. so they can start planing our trip to China!!!!! We expect to travel mid November and will probably be there for Thanksgiving. Quite appropriate! God is Good!