Monday, November 02, 2009

Hannah is here!!!

This is Norma typing for Catherine because she's busy, busy, busy!!

Lots of details to come but here are some pictures to tide you over for now. She's absolutely perfect; the most beautiful baby in the world (spoken by the proud Mommy).

She has already entertained us with many smiles and giggles and boy can she talk! Yes, she is her mother's daughter. More to come later.









182 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Catherine and Hannah!!! We're so happy for you both.

    Since I put this into Blogger, hopefully I'll get to be the first comment.

    Now the big decision - should I go wake M3? :-)

    TubaDad

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  2. Congratulations Catherine! She is beautiful and what a precious answer to prayer.

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  3. I'm so happy for you both!

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  4. Long-time lurker peeking out to say a bit congratulations. You both look so content. Enjoy the rest of the journey ... it only gets better and better.

    Lee in Ontario

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  5. Cathy...I just sent you a long e-mail....I am so over the top excited....Cathy...she's in your arms!!!! Good grief...I'm crying again!!!! She's absolutely gorgeous!!!! The dimples...the smile... oh wow Cathy. I'm thanking the Lord for all He has done!!!!

    Love ya...Hugs!!!!!!
    Sweetest pics I've ever seen.
    Joy

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  6. absolutely gorgeous pictures! can not wait to hear more!

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  7. Congratulations! She is so sweet! It's a day like no other isn't it!?! Get ready for the rest of forever=0)

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  8. tears of happiness! tears of happiness!!

    love the pic of her sleeping on your chest! Mouth all smushy, looks so content.

    Catherine! Congratulations!!! Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl!

    Can't wait to meet her one day!

    Jill xo

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  9. Beautiful pictures! Congratulations, Catherine and Hannah!

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  10. Aahhh..mommy and daughter together at last. Enjoy these moments of getting to know each other. Sometimes they can be hard, but it will keep getting better and better!
    God Bless
    Jen

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  11. I am sitting at my desk bawling!! I am just so excited for you and I don't even have the words to express it.

    I LOVE the last picture with Hannah asleep on your chest.

    She is even more beautiful than the other pictures that you had.

    CONGRATULATIONS!! You and Hannah are both lucky to have each other.

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  12. Woo hoo! We're all ooohing and aaahing here . . . especially that last picture! So, so precious. God is so good Catherine and I'm so happy for you.

    Congratulations Mama!!!

    Love you.

    k

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  13. Aaawwww, what a sight!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS Mommy!!!!
    She is beautiful... many, many blessings.

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  14. Gorgeous, wonderful, amazing!

    Congratulations Mama & Hannah!!!!

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  15. I've been waiting and watching but always as a lurker. Tears of happiness for you and your beautiful daughter. I don't know you but just being a mom connects us all. There are no words when your child is placed into your arms. God bless you both.
    Maureen Long Island New York

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  16. OMG! TEARS OF JOY HERE IN NB....SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!Now I must go read the post.

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  17. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. And TubaDad - if you don't wake up M3, she's gonna conk you over the head when she does wake up!

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  18. Congratulations. She is utterly perfect.
    So very very happy for you!

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  19. P.S. I just lifted Denver up onto my lap to show him his future wife and he started squealing and flapping his arms and smiling and talking away (he actually said "hi"). He loves looking at her picture and can't wait to meet her! :)

    k

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  20. Congratulations Catherine! She is absolutely beautiful - you both look so comfortable with each other already!!

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  21. AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME! Nothing quite like the feeling of a baby falling asleep on you!

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  22. Congratulations Cahterine! What a beauty. Very sweet that you are already seeing smiles. I am so happy for you and your family.
    Roberta N

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  23. AWWW!YOU TWO LOOK JUST PERFECT TOGETHER...SO AT PEACE!

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  24. Happy! Happy !! REALLY HAPPY !!!

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  25. Catherine:
    [Very long-time lurker... but had to finaly post...] You finally have your daughter... you are a FAMILY... I am thrilled beyond compare for you. God is so good !! My prayers are with you as you get to know each other.
    Nancy (in Ontario)

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  26. this is amazing to wake up to on this monday morning. i've followed you for almost 3 years (once i found your blog). hannah is precious and i'm so glad you are finally together. praise the Lord for His faithfulness!

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  27. Cath .... She's REAL!!! I think you'll need to redefine the word "JOY" and paste your picture with Hannah next to it!!!! Thanks for letting us share these moments with you! Can't wait til you get home!!!! Happy Mommy Days!!!! Hugs and Kisses to you both, Japh

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  28. Congratulations!! She is beautiful! Love the last picture with her sleeping on Catherine's chest. So beautiful!
    We are just smiling from ear to ear!! Yea, Catherine is a Mommy!!

    Alyzabeth's Mommy

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  29. You just made my day. Kiss her for me. Have a wonderful time these next few days getting to know your daughter.

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  30. Congratulations to the both of you! Hanna is precious! Blessings.

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  31. I can't even believe my eyes! She is perfect! You two look like a match made in Heaven! Congratulations. Welcome to the world of MOMMY! I can't wait to join! Seeing these pictures has renewed my faith, the wait is with out a doubt worth it. Thanks for the pictures! Enjoy every minute!

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  32. She is perfect and beautiful and you two are perfect and beautiful together. Congratulations!

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  33. Congratulations Catherine and Hannah!! I am sooooo happy for you both! I love how Hannah is checking you out in the first pic, smiling at you in the third pic and by the last pic she's snuggling right up to you. ♥LOVE♥

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  34. She's beautiful Catherine! Welcome to mommyhood! You looked sooo happy in the pictures. Can't tell you how thrilled we are for you!!! Thanks for posting so quickly... I've been refreshing since 6:15 am! haha!

    How faithful God is! What an answer to prayer this little treasure is. We are so looking forward to meeting her!

    Much love!

    Carol and the Churchill gang!

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  35. Sitting here crying tears of joy for you! She is so beautiful and looks so content with you. Congratulations mommy! Cannot wait to see more! Sharon (in NC)

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  36. She's gorgeous! I love the picture of her on your chest.

    Congratulations, my friend!

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  37. Hannah's here!!!! Congrats Catherine, she is absolutely adorable!!!!!

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  38. I'M SO EXCITED!!!! and goosebumpy!!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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  39. OH my goodness....tears of joy! Look at how precious and content she looks just being with you. Congrats! Gotta grab a kleenex now and run to work. Amy

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  40. Awwww.....Catherine,I just love how Hannah and you are looking into one anothers eyes while you are giving her her bottle. I'll be smiling all day thinking about you and your beautiful baby girl.Together. Congratulations to your whole family.
    Adele
    Austin,Texas

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  41. she is BEAUTIFUL!!!

    Good things come to those who wait!!! anD BOY HAVE YOU WAITED!!!!

    SO SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU BOTH!!!

    CANNOT WAIT TO MEET HANNAH!!

    MARK

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  42. I'm a long time lurker! I have waited along with you to your journey to Hannah! May God bless you and your family. What a joy it will be to see Hannah blossom! You're a very special loving lady. You will be a wonderful mom! I hope one day to be able to meet you at Disney World!

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  43. Love Love Love picture 2 and 5. I want to kiss her little lips off. Congrats Catherine!!! I can't wait to meet her.

    Kristy

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  44. i woke up early just to see!!!!!!!!! oh catherine-- she is gorgeous!!! i LOVE the 2nd picture--- you are one lucky MOMMY!!!! congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!

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  45. More perfect than we all imagined. She is wonderful and looks perfect in your arms. Thanks again for sharing your journey

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  46. WOOHOO!! The long awaited day FINALLY here. She is a beauty--Congratulations!!! Great job staying up for the big news Tuba Dad!!!

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  47. I know it's been said before...you know, that words cannot express the joy, but man, I can't seem to find the words.
    We are thrilled! Even the word "thrilled" doesn't cut it. The life changing events of today will be forever etched in your soul and I m so grateful to have been a part of it. There is LOTS of celebration going on via email between your friends here.
    Hannah is beautiful!! More beautiful than words can convey. The joy on your face is evident and I can't wait to see more of those smiles!
    Happy Happy DAY!!!!!

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  48. Congratulations!!!! Best wishes and Blessings. Thank you for sharing your journey.
    jackie/Oklahoma USA

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  49. Found your blog from M3's blog and have been following your story for about a year now.

    I'm in tears over here. The photos of you holding her head close and of her asleep on you. There are not words for how loudly the emotions of today show through in those.

    Congratulations to both you and Hannah. Happy Hannah Day!!!

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  50. WOW - she is gorgeous and you looks so unbelievably happy! Congratulations Catherine and Hannah!

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  51. Congratulations!!!! That last photo is priceless. It's like she is thinking, "finally........"

    Love hearing of all your adventures, keep us posted when you can, I guess you are kind of busy now:)

    Stace

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  52. Congrats Catherine! I was sitting at my desk at 3pm and wondering how things were going ... glad to see things went just fine.

    Cheers,
    Bernice

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  53. Congratulations Catherine - Hannah is just beautiful! Wishing you & your daughter nothing but joy. (I found your blog thru the "Salsa Twins" but this is my first time commenting. Val - Nana to LiLi from Guangxi)

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  54. I am a MESS at my desk crying for you my precious friend, YOU HAVE YOUR BABY GIRL!!!!! She is beautiful and she is SMILING, so thankful to see such wonderful pictures, the one of her sleeping on you is just unbelievable. Cant wait to meet her....

    Love Michelle

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  55. Wow! I love all the pictures. Her little smile. Your expression.
    But her sleeping on you is beyond precious!
    Congratuations Catherine - to you and to Hannah's grandparents and your friend.
    No one in the world brings home a better gift than that when they travel!

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  56. My heart is singing and my eyes are teary. That is the sweetest sight! Words cannot express how incredibly happy we are for you!

    Much love. Breathe it all in. It is just the beginning of all things wonderful.

    Keep smilin!

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  57. What a sweet, beautiful little peanut! We are SO thrilled for you all!
    Love, The Rundles

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  58. Cannot get enough!

    Love ya!

    Keep smilin!

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  59. Wow!!!! I came right home from taking Sarah to school and opened your blog. I'm so excited for you! I can't imagine how excited you and your parents must be. Thank you so much for posting pics so quickly. Now get on that plane and come home so we can all meet her. Hopefully your next plane ride will be much easier. I'll pray that it will be.
    I've been thinking and praying for you since you left.
    Love,
    Cathy

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  60. I'm also a "lurker"...have enjoyed your reports of your journey for a while now...SO HAPPY for you. NOW, I can get to work for the rest of the day!

    Deb in Delaware

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  61. Beautiful! Gorgeous! Adorable!

    Never commented before, but have followed your story every time you went to visit Salsa in China.

    Congratulations. Can't wait to read all the details.

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  62. Congratulations!!! She is absolutely perfect and I think I saw a precious dimple!!! God is so good!!

    Love, Kristy

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  63. Congrats Catherine!!!! She is absolutely beautiful!!! You will never want to put her down, enjoy the baby cuddling time....it goes way too fast!! (Why do you think I had six!!)Love the picture of Hannah smiling at you....perfect!!!Hope the rest of your time there goes well and safe travels for you both!!
    May God bless everyday you have with Hannah!
    Michele and the Howards

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  64. Oh bless, big huge congrats!!! So very happy and excited that Hannah is now in her Mama's arms.

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  65. Crying happy tears into my coffee this morning Catherine!!!! This is what I've been waiting to see for so very long!! Hannah in your arms!! She truly is perfect!! Congratulations mommy!!!! (And Grandma, Grandpa and Auntie!!!) :o)

    I woke in the middle of the night last night after having a dream of you and Hannah!! I can't quite remember what the time was....but I wonder if it was the moment God placed your girl in your arms! WOW! Prayed lots for you sweets!!! Can't wait to see more pictures!

    Congratulations again!!!

    Hugs and more hugs,

    Dawn, Dale and Family!

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  66. Congratulations, Catherine!!!

    She is ADORABLE!! Such a precious gift from God! Praying for your safe return home again.
    Michelle (Karen's SIL)

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  67. Congratulations! Hannah is beautiful! Love the pictures where she is smiling into your eyes & asleep on your chest.

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  68. Congratulations Catherine and Hannah!! I too have been a looonngg time lurker, but just had to come out for this! She is absolutely precious! God has blessed you both! Keeping all of you in our prayers.
    Sandy

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  69. Congratulations Mama!!! She is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!! Stephe

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  70. Congratulations Hannah and Catherine. You can see that she has instantly bonded with you Catherine. You can see that you're both in love with each other and you both just fit together. Tears of joy and remeberance of my own experiences.

    Now enjoy your trip TOGETHER and take it all in. Hannah will love hearing about all the stories of what you did together in China. Kaileigh still asks about her trip.

    Hugs to you all and I can't wait to see more pictures when you get a chance.

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  71. SO happy for you all!!!! I'm crying happy tears here and Mike is saying over and over "how wonderful!" Enjoy all the wonderful moments ahead Catherine, er...I mean Mommy!!!!! Love you all!!

    This is the day the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it! Psalm 118:24

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  72. Praise God!!!! Another lurker (since your salsa visit) whole family praying for you guys ever since. SOOO happy for you. My dd. says you both have the same chin and same smile--she's right! Almost as happy for you as if we were there again. Praying for an abundance of blessings for you both. ----Lisa.

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  73. Oh, Catherine, she's a doll.

    Congratulations!

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  74. Just looking at the pictures again. You aren't crying in one of them!! I'm truly amazed. Good for you. Don't worry, we're all covering the tears dept over here in Canada for you. <3

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  75. praising God that you finally have this sweet bundle in your arms!

    she is just precious!

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  76. Oh, my gosh!!!! You are already a pro!! Loved the photo when she was first in your arms. Brought a big old lump into my throat remembering the photo of our daughter with her China Doll in her arms for the first time and they were both looking at each other! The last photo of Hannah sleeping on your chest was beyond words! Congratulations! Can't wait to see how your "story" unfolds now that you have Hannah!
    In Christian Love,
    Grandma to a China Doll in USA

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  77. Another lurker here....Congratulations! I'm so happy for both of you. I love the picture of her sleeping on you. So content and perfectly where she should be. Sweet, sweet!

    Can't wait to follow the rest of your trip.

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  78. YIPPEEE!!!!! She is so beautiful!!! Congratulations to EVERYONE!!!

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  79. Congratulations Catherine! She is just precious!

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  80. Congratulations Catherine and welcome Hannah, we are so happy for you. The photos are beautiful. Hannah is right where she is meant to be now, in your arms Catherine. Hugs and Loves

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  81. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  82. Congratulations!!!! As soon as I woke up my first thought was Hannah is in your arms right now. I am so happy for you. How very amazing!!!! You guys look so perfect together!!!!

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  83. Congratulations! What a special, long-awaited day! Praise God from who all blessings flow!

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  84. Aww...that last photo is so precious!!!! CONGRATS! So happy your day is here!

    P.S. TubaDad, YES you should wake M3!

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  85. Praise God! His faithfulness and love is overwhelming. I have been following your blog this year and rejoice with you as you welcome Hannah into your arms and life. Your new life has begun!

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  86. Oh happy day!! I was so excited to check my computer this morning to see Hannah finally in your arms!!! I just love the photo's. Enjoy your sweet girl and thanks for sharing your trip.

    Great job TubaDad on the update!
    lyndsey

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  87. She IS the most gorgeous baby!! Congratulations!!

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  88. God is so faithful. I'm so happy to see your new family in photos. :)

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  89. As the first graders wonder what is going on I sit here at the classroom computer weeping...so very beautiful, the sight of mother and daughter together at last.

    Congratulations.

    Bev and Benjaminh

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  90. Oh congratulations Mama!!! Tears of happiness for you over here. So beautiful and touching to see the two of you together for the first time. Sending all my love.

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  91. She is beautiful Catherine! You look so happy together. She is truely your long awaited blessing.

    ...Craig

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  92. So adorable! Congratulations Catherine. Cheers to a wonderful life as mother and daughter!!

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  93. Cathy...how am I ever going to get anything done today!!!!! I keep coming back and looking at your pics..and crying...and smiling...and praying. I keep singing that song from the Mary Tyler Moore show...you know where it says, "You turn the world on with your smile, You take a nothing day and suddenly everything seems worthwhile, Well it's you girl..."

    Love ya Cathy and Hannah!!!!!
    Hugs,
    Joy

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  94. Congratualtions! You're right... she is the most beautiful baby in the world!

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  95. wow
    congrads
    i couldnt go to bed with out checking your blog(i work nights).
    during the night i was praying for you and Hannah

    thanks for taking the time to post pics it is so cool to watch Gods amazing plan unfold

    God is so Good

    i will continue to pray for the two of you
    and for the safe return for all of you

    the two of you look great
    please pass on my congrads to your parents

    Joy (ontario)

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  96. YAY!!! She's beautiful!!! Congratulations!!!

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  97. oooooooooooooooooooh she is so beautiful and you look so happy!

    What a wonderful, magical moment - I know God was smiling on you both!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Be blessed!

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  98. Congratulations! May the two of you have a lifetime of happiness together.

    Amy

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  99. She is BEAUTIFUL...
    Love the photos..
    Congratulations..
    Hugs girly..

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  100. Congratulations . Couldn/t wait for your post.Those smiles on both of you were well worth waiting for . She is beautiful.Karen

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  101. Congratulations to you both! I'm reading this with tears streaming down my face. I can't believe this day is finally
    here. The love you have for Hannah is just radiating from the pictures! I'm going to continue to pray for you guys having a smooth transition! Much love to you both!!

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  102. Congratulations Mama and sweet baby Hannah! We were in China 3 years ago today and it's our 24th Wedding Anniversary. Happy Happy Day!!!

    Carol

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  103. A little over three and half years ago you posted on our blog when we received our daughter Lizzie! I have been lurking on yours ever since, but today had to post!!! Your daughter is beautiful and looks absolutely perfect in your arms!! You have waited for this moment for so long and I am so very happy for you.

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  104. Oh Catherine
    Hannah is so beautiful!! She looks so at home in your arms. God is good! Can't wait to see her in person. Praying for you as you continue on this journey!
    Love to both of you!
    Betty

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  105. OH MY LORDY!!!! SHE IS PERFECT!!!
    Congratulations MOMMMY :)
    ((HUGS))

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  106. Congratulations Catherine & Hannah!
    A wonderful life toghether ahead of you too now.
    Best wishes.

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  107. Congrats on Hannah, she is beautiful. It is so joyous to see her in your arms finally and she fits and looks perfect with her mama. Enjoy your time getting to know each other. Can't wait to see more pics and hear about the day.

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  108. She's so sweet! What a wonderful post to wait up to. Congratulations and Praise the Lord!!

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  109. I can't believe it, I can't believe it, I can't believe it!!!

    from a military brat

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  110. So much joy for you both! It looks like everyone is doing great so far!

    Lots of love for your wonderful FAMILY!!!!!
    Hugs and hugs and hugs!
    -Jen-

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  111. Catherine, Hanna is beautiful and fits perfectly in your arms! Tears in my eyes looking at your pictures, I know what truly amazing moments those pictures captured!

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  112. Oh My Goodness!!! What beautiful pictures!

    I had to share this moment with my second period class. :o) I couldn't wait any longer to see if there was a post from you. It was so hard to hold back the tears, while waiting for the page to load. All of the kids think Hannah is just beautiful!! I wish you could have heard them! They even asked if we could put the new picture up on the board. They chose the picture of Hannah and you looking at each other. What a beautiful picture that is!!!! It is printing now and will soon be up on the bulletin board. :o)
    (Hope you don't mind?)

    I am so very happy for both of you! What an amazing day this is!!! Congratulations!!!

    HUGS!!!!

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  113. She is absolutely precious. That final picture of her sleeping on you is priceless. Congrats, Mama!

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  114. I started reading your blog a few months before your referral, but have never posted a comment. I'm "coming out of hiding" because I want to congratulate you on finally becoming a mommy. She is absolutely beautiful and I wish you a safe journey home.

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  115. Delurking to say CONGRATS! She is beautiful!!!

    Cheryl

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  116. Congratulations! Hannah is just beautiful. May the Lord bless you on your wonderful journey through life together.
    At last Mommy and daughter.:)

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  117. Congratulations! It's an honor to share in this event! It takes me back to when my babes were place in my arms (in Russia and Kazakhstan) now they are 5 and 7. Enjoy this precious time.

    Kathy

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  118. Congrats to you all. She is beautiful.. Can't wait to read more.. Have a great trip...

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  119. Yeah! Congrats! She's beautiful...I remember that room in Changsha very well...and we had smiles from our precious Hunan princess, too...

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  120. Just perfect! I can feel your glow all the way over here.

    Congratulations!! You two look perfect together. As it should be!

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  121. Simply perfection.
    Congratulations Mommy!

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  122. WOW, WOW, WOW....Hannah was worth every minute of the wait. She is so beautiful!! CONGRATS MAMA!!! Finally, Finally she is in your arms now FOREVER!!! Seeing these pictures I have waited so long for. Your blog was the 1st I came upon when I started my journey, you were the 1st other Single Canadian Mama I met. I cannot wait for the day I can meet Hannah.

    I know you will enjoy every minute with Hannah. But also make sure you soak up China while you are there. The time does go by quick!!

    Being a Mama is the greatest gift in the world!! CONGRATS again Catherine!! Hugs & Love from Kim & Channing

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  123. OH CATHERINE!!! She is PERFECT!! What a beautiful baby girl! A match truly made in heaven. Congratulations!!!!!!!!

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  124. You two make a beautiful pair! I love all the pictures, but especially the one that is focused in on Hannah looking into your face. She seems to be looking at someone she has known forever and is so happy to see you.

    Enjoy every minute!

    Ree and Ro's Ma

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  125. Congratulations to you and Hannah! I've been praying for you both through the night! So happy to see you together. May God richly bless your new family!

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  126. Congrats, Mom!

    Hannah looks fantastic! & even more beautiful in your arms.

    Looking forward to more updates =)

    XoXo

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  127. Congratulations.
    Oh my gosh I love the way she is gazing at you. Awwwww.

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  128. Congratulations!!!!!!! Oh what a glorious day! So happy for you! She looks so content with you already! Incredible!!!!!!

    All the best!

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  129. Catherine
    I am SO happy for you! I'll look forward to meeting Hannah up at MBC someday soon. :)
    Congratulations.
    Higs,
    Ami

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  130. Oh Catherine, she's beautiful. I know *exactly* what you are feeling, and you won't forget it. I can still remember what I was going through the moment our little one was placed in my arms.

    I can't wait to read more! Enjoy this time, there's nothing like it in the world,

    Kiy

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  131. That room will forever hold a special place in my heart. In 6 days it will be 5 years for us.
    Congratulations Catherine and Hannah!
    Wishing you the most wonderful journey together.

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  132. HOORAY! I am so very happy for you! She is a beautiful little one! God has richly blessed you, my friend!!!!

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  133. She's absolutely beautiful! I've been reading your blog for a long time now, and have waited so long to see you holding your baby. You look beautiful together. SO happy for you!

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  134. Congratulations! Best of health to all of you as you continue your China journey together on your way back to Canada. Can't wait to read more posts of your trip.

    Ilene, mommy to April Lauren, 3.11 months old

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  135. Congrats Catherine, She is adorable... can't wait to finally meet Hannah.
    We are All Praising God with you as you finally have your treasure in your arms.
    Hope your travels home are safe... God is Good.
    Van Ginkel family

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  136. Congratulations Catherine! Soooo happy for you!! You and your daughter are precious and these photos are beautiful. She looks perfect in your arms... you belong together. Have been praying for a smooth transition for you both.

    Hugs,
    Lisa :)

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  137. Congratulations Momma! She's beautiful!

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  138. Oh Catherine! You and your daughter look BEAUTIFUL together! Congratulations, my friend!

    (Maddy saw Hannah and said "awwww, so cute!")

    Lots of love!

    Donna
    Our blog: Double Happiness!

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  139. Congratulations....Hannah is beautiful...CTG from RQ

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  140. now this truly is a happy ending...or should I say a happy BEGINNING!

    wonderful!

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  141. congratulations!! I've just come across your site in the last week and I see I couldn't have "found" you at a more exciting time! She's beautiful!!!!!

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  142. Congratulations Catherine and Hannah!! Pics are beautiful. I am so happy for both of you!

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  143. Ohhhh, Catherine! So happy for you and your little sweetheart to finally be together. She's absolutely beautiful and the photos made me cry. I especially love the photo from your second post where Hannah is touching your cheek. Too amazing! God has so richly blessed you!

    Monica
    www.6daysweek.blogspot.com

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  144. Beautiful, darling, and perfect, congrats Catherine! Gyll ( Gramma to Ryleigh)

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  145. Congratulations! You look so happy. I hope it all goes well in the next few days.

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  146. CONGRATS!!!! Huge tears seeing Hannah finally in your arms! You both looks so complete.

    Hugs
    Lisa and Tate

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  147. Catherine, she is just gorgeous!
    She looks so good in your arms...and so content already!
    Congratulations Mama!

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  148. BEAUTIFUL.... SOOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU AND HANNAH.GOD BLESS YOU BOTH.
    Shirley

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  149. I'm bawling my eyes out over here. She's beautiful Catherine. I'm so very very happy for you!

    Congratulations! You're really a MOM now!! :)

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  150. Oh congratulations! She's so precious. What a happy for moment for you and your family ;-)

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  151. Literally boo-hoo'ing. Can't even tell you how happy I am for you...

    Oh sob!

    So long overdue and such perfect timing all in the same bundle...

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  152. I am a long time "lurker" too. Congratulations Catherine and Hannah! You are such a precious and beautiful family. You are such an inspiration and a shining light for the Lord. Enjoy every minute! We just got home in June from Jiangxi with our daughter Julianna so this brings back special memories!

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  153. Congratulations! Hannah is just perfect!

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  154. I woke this morning (middle of the night) and thought that she was just getting placed in your arms. So thrilled for you!

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  155. Congrats i could not get you and hannah off of my mind in school today i had to leave class quite a few times to go to the library and check omg i was jumping up and down and tears of happiness for you

    Chamaree
    mareelay@gmail.com

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  156. What beautiful pictures!! I love the one of Hannah studying your face and the look as if she has always known you. A testament to what God can do!!Enjoy this time is magical!!
    Ellen

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  157. Congratulations Catherine - Hannah is just beautiful and the two of you look perfect together. We are so happy for both of you.

    Lots of love,
    Andrea, Wes and Sarah

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  158. Congratulations Catherine - Hannah is just beautiful and the two of you look perfect together. We are so happy for both of you.

    Lots of love,
    Andrea, Wes and Sarah

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  159. She is perfect!

    Seriously, I called my hubby over to see Hannah, well you both, united together at last. And the first thing he said is "She is such a wonderful mother". Believe me, my husband doesn't say things like that...often.

    It's true.

    You two are perfect together. Of course you are, God made you both for each other. How amazing.

    Best wishes and prayers galore.
    Jill xx

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  160. I am sitting here with HAPPY Tears for you..I have waited for this day for a LONG LONG time!! I am so happy to see Hannah finally in her MaMa's arms!!!
    Congratulation!!!!

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  161. Oh Cath, she is just beautiful!! I love the pic where she's smiling with you -- I"m so thrilled for you!!

    Love, Cari

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  162. Oh My Goodness! She is soooooooo cute! I love her little dimples. It seems like all your wishes and all your prayers have finally come true! Congratulations!!!!

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  163. OMG! Catherine she's absolutely beautiful!!!

    I am so happy for you! I have followed your journey to Hannah these past 4 long years and to see you with your daughter is amazing.

    I am not far behind you, but this give's me hope that my day will come!

    Get some rest now Mommy! Woo! Hoo!

    Tracey
    Ontario, Canada

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  164. you can see the light in her already, just look at her!! oh catherine, so happy for you!!

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  165. OMG so freakin over the moon to see you Catherine finally holding Hannah!!!
    Wow and even a little smile for her mommy!!
    Love to you both, happy bonding!

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  166. Aww I just showed the girls the pics of Hannah and Maddie was trying to rub Hannah's head in the picture where she's sleeping on you.

    Alyssa says "I love Baby Hannah and I want to kiss her whole face off because she's so cute"

    Kristy

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  167. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. I followed your long wait on and off for years, and I'm glad that you are finally with your baby girl. Best wishes to you both!

    Kathy & Evan

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  168. YEA!!!!!!!!!!!! Well worth the wait I can already tell. She is beautiful Catherine and I have tears in my eyes as I relive this whole trip thru you. Hoping you continue to cherish these first days together as a family... Being a Momma is the BEST! Hugs from Montana. Susan, mark and kylie Mei

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  169. Wow! This day has finally come! I am just sitting here with tears of joy for you!!! It looks like you two have always meant to be together. It is love at first sight!

    Best wishes!!!

    Love,

    Sharyn and LiLi

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  170. Congratulations Catherine ,
    I'm happy to see your sweetie in your arms , you waited and prayed for her so much !
    For my first daughter I waited 2years ,and for the second 4 years , it was so long but what an happiness at the end of the walk .
    I found your blog surfing on internet about single moms and a lot of times I wanted to post a comment but time flies so fastly with two girls .
    The pics are full of emotion , sweetness and joy and I wish the best for the future with this precious little girl , be haéppy together !
    Christine from france , happy single mom to two wonderful girls (11 and 4) , both born in Vietnam

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