Saturday, July 01, 2006

Introducing Sophia LiHua






We are very pleased to announce our daughter Sophia you. She was born on November 1, 2005. Her given name is Qian Li Hua. Qian is where she is from. Li means pretty and Hua means flower. We are thrilled to find out she has been in foster care. She obviously is well fed! She weighed 18 pounds and was 27 inches long on April 27. She is described as quiet girl and a deep sleeper. She holds her head up while lying on her stomach, rolls, grasps for a toy near her hand, and sits alone. She has a ready smile and laughs aloud. She is fond of music, TV and her favorite toy is a bell.

We are still waiting on the full referral summary to be translated. Check back for that update. We are planning on updating this blog with pictures and stories even while we are in China. We hope to travel mid to late August to bring Sophia home.

The photos are also posted on www.flickr.com/photos/annesteve

10 comments:

Amelia said...

My daughter Lichun's picture was taken the same day in the same setting. I wonder if that means they are in the same foster care? Or do you think they brought the babies back to the orphanage for picture day? Check Lichun out on our page www.leahwelsh.blogspot.com
It is really weird.
Congratulations on your referral. Sophie is very beautiful.
Leah

Journey to Mia Lin said...

Oh my gosh. She is beautiful!!!!
Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

She is adorable! I wish you all the best.

Kim said...

That is one cute little girl!!

Kim M. said...

Oh she is so beautiful! Just so sweet.Congratulations!!!

I found your blog on our ATI yahoo group. I look forward to following your journey to your sweet Sophia!!!

Stephe said...

That is just a perfect little face!!

She's beautiful! I hope you get a speedy TA!!

Tina said...

Anne - this is Tina from class. I have been so crazy that I haven't stopped in for a while and what a wonderful suprise to see your beautiful daughter looking back at me. I am so thrilled for you and Steve and your entire family. I am thrilled for you... I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts...

Nancy killorin said...

Anne, this is Nancy Killorin.(smile)
HELLO!!
In cleaning out my files, I found your blog address. Your daughter is beautiful!
She was born on Dennis' Bday.
CONGRATULATIONS to both you and Steve.
~Nancy

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