Thursday, August 27, 2009

My Baby is 6 Months Old Today!!!

Wow!! It seems like it was just last week when I announced I was the Mom of a precious 5 1/2 month old baby girl and now she's 6 months already! ;o)

Even though I have yet to receive her referral pictures I am already madly in love with Hannah!! I imagine what she might look like; what she might be doing. Is she sitting up yet? Does she prefer to play on her tummy or her back? What does she see day to day? Who is caring for her and are they holding her close and gazing into her beautiful eyes?

So many questions and yet.....peace! Peace that only God can provide. He is looking after her and I am so very, very thankful for that!!!

I have had an opportunity in these past 6 days to reasearch Dao Xian SWI in Hunan province and may I tell you everything I have read is extremely positive!!! I'm working on putting together a post as time allows. There is so much I want to share with you and will as quickly as I'm able.

Until then...THANK YOU!!! You have been amazingly generous with your prayers, kind words, support, encouragement and love! I still find myself stopping to wonder, 'Did this really happen???' I know it did but oh, it is more than I could ever have hoped or imagined! God is SO good and I thank Him for entrusting Hannah into my care. I can't wait to be her mommy in person rather than from half-way round the world.

Tomorrow or Saturday will be picture day when I finally see pics of my DAUGHTER!!! Cannot wait!!!

Is it Friday YET???


I love my Uncle Timmy to pieces and he jokingly reminded me that last Sunday was his 64 1/2 yo birthday and mention on the blog! Whatever was I thinking???

Happy 64 1/2 Birthday Uncle Tim!!

Love you like crazy! Cathy xoxo ;o)



  1. Happy Half Birthday Hannah!

    I woke up this morning and thought the same thing..."Is it Friday yet? Wanna see Miss Hannah's adorable protrait!"

    Keep smilin!

  2. The time between referral and travel is hard but it is amazing. Your life takes on a totally different focus.

    One more day!

  3. I can't wait to see your daughter's picture!

    Happy six month birthday, Hannah!

  4. Thank you for sharing this amazing experience with us.

  5. Oh I am so excited for you!! Can't wait to see her picture at last too :O) Happy 6m bday to your little one!!

  6. Catherine,just think - a tiny red velvet dress and shiny black patent shoes and Santa's lap - all are not too far in the future!

  7. Congrats on your baby girl. We adopted Olivia 2 1/2 years ago from China. She is from Hunan also (Spicy Girls)! If you have any questions about Changsha let me know.


  8. Waiting for the picture must be very difficult. Finally being able to put a face to your dreams... the face of YOUR daughter is an unbelievable feeling.

    I can't wait for you to share it with us. And I'm looking forward to hearing what you've learned about her present home!


  9. Happy 6 months Miss Hannah!
    Come on Friday! I know this has had to be the longest week EVER!!!! The only problem is that once you see her face every moment until you got to get her is going to seem like forever!! At least you will have a lot to do to keep you busy!

  10. I remember how surreal it felt when I gazed at that first photo, knowing that this was my daughter ... my DAUGHTER. The only moment more surreal for me was when that same tiny tearful baby was placed in my arms in a hotel room in China. :)

    CONGRATULATIONS on your referral for Hannah. Can't wait to see her sweet face!
    Gayle, single mom to two

  11. Ahhhhhh! Thanks for the update momma! Cannot wait to see the pix of your precious daughter and you will have her in your arms before you know it...just think, planning Christmas around your new baby, heaven!!!

    Sharon (in NC)

  12. my little one was just 6 months old too when i got her referral. It's such a wonderful time.

    Blessings to you and Hannah

  13. Ican't wait either. I'm sure she is beautiful both inside and out. Just like her mama! God Bless!


  14. Happy 6th month birthday sweet Hannah!! Can't wait to see pics of her. I'll be hitting refresh a lot.


  15. I am so excited for you! And you are so awesome that you publicly give God the glory for this amazing child you have been entrusted with! Remember, it while an office in Beijing paper-clipped Hannah's picture to your file, God was the ultimate match-maker here. He picked the perfect child for you and gave Hannah the mother He knew would be perfect for her. I firmly believe that with our Gracie and I firmly believe that with your Hannah.

    Can't wait to see her sweet little face! Yay!

    Take care and sleep well.... get as much as you can for soon you won't get much. lol :)


  16. Happy 6-month B-day, Hannah!

    Oh, I can't wait to see her pics...I'll be refreshing all morning tomorrow!

    Donna :)

  17. I am an RQ lurker. I have been checking every day just in case you got your info early. I can't wait until tomorrow!!!!!
    Kathie in NY

  18. I got to your site from the Salsa in China site. Congratulations on your referral. Just want to let you know that there is a Yongzhou list on yahoo. There is a lot of information on the orphanages in the Yongzhou area of Hunan province.

  19. Come to think of it, Hannah is one day older than my sister's baby. Here's her blog...might be a fun comparison to see what Hannah may be up to.

  20. WOW....I'm still in shock over how young Hannah is. I've been checking in regularly to see her sweet face. I'm soooo excited, happy, and relieved that you have your referral and soon your daughter in your arms!!! I have no idea how you are so calm waiting for that amaze me!!!

    I know she will take your breath words to describe the 1st time you see her sweet face!!!


  21. It's 8pm here in Kentucky! It is almost Friday!!!!!!

  22. Happy 6 months Hannah.. I sooo cannot wait to see her pretty little face..

  23. Today's the day (nighthawk here) we've all been waiting for! What a special moment - savour it!

    I hope you'll really enjoy the next few weeks. I think the anticipation of meeting our kiddos is a wonderful part of the process.

    Looking forward to hearing all about how your plans are going, the group you'll travel with...

    I wish I could curl up in your suitcase - I can't wait to go back!

  24. Pictures, pictures, pictures!!! Bring them on! I want to see sweet Hannah's face! :D Happy 6 months baby girl.

  25. Happy 6 months to Hannah!!

    I bet you are just chomping at the bit to get her picture......I hope you get it today!!

    Can't wait:)


  26. Happy six months Hannah, and Happy half-birthday Catherine's Uncle Tim!!!



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