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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

We HAVE OUR PA!

Hu Jian Lun 2  We got the all important email this morning- we have our pre-approval from China for our son Hu  Jian Lun- whom we will call Kai Jian Lun.  We originally received our referral May 13th but were unable to submit LOI until my 30th birthday on June 22nd- and I have to say that may be a birthday that will never be topped. Today we got the approval to talk about our son and post pictures, so here he is!!!!!

He was born May 11, 2008 at a very little size (they are guessing premature but because of the cleft lip and palate it is hard to tell- could have been extreme malnourishment).  On May 12, 2009 he was only 13 pounds and 24 inches long- at 12 months!  He is a really little guy, but they have been working on getting him fattened up for surgery :)  His first pictures were just sad- now he is just full of life and his eyes just dance!Hu Jian Lun May 09

Now that I can actually talk about the events of the last 49 days (that was killing us by the way) my posts might make more sense.  We expect news of the 797 any day now and that is the last step before the dossier can go to China!  Then we will be on the hunt for a few more A’s (LOA, LOA #2, TA, CA).

There has been a lot of journal writing since the referral since I was unable to post anything.  I am hoping to translate them for blog posts soon so that you can feel the excitement with us!  We have had an amazing (and frustrating) 49 days since the referral. I am hoping that the next dew months can go faster- especially since I can tap into a bigger support network now.

There will be many more posts to come!  Right now I just need to shout it- WE HAVE A SON!!!!!

10 comments:

Jennifer said...

Tears of joy for you all!! Congratulations!

Michelle said...

YAY!!!! Glad it is "official!" Can't wait to squeeze him tight and kiss those sweet cheeks!!!!

kindnessmanager said...

I am so happy for you and Ray!! Many wishes for a smooth journey to the day you hold him in your arms.

trina said...

He is soooooooooo cute!!!!! I'm so happy for you. And now I can send you a BOY piece of fabric!! I will soon. I'll pray that the time goes by super fast. trina

Presley family said...

I am the most excited aunt in the world!!!!! I can not wait to get him in my arms and spoil him rotten!! I am so grateful that I have been able to be a party of this whole journey. Just think of what a difference a day makes. wink!!! I love y'all tons!!! Y'all are going to make awesome paretns!!!!!!!! (Yes, other than his mommy and Daddy JuJu better be the next name out of his sweet little mouth!!!! wink!!! So let his speach therapist know this.. ok)
BIG HUGS!!!!!!

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Princess Fee said...

Congratulations!!! I am so excited and over-the-moon for both of you. And he is absolutely gorgeous - what a cutie - those eyes are adorable!! And think of the amazing experiences and love he is going to get from such a fantastic couple.... Congratulations and many happy wishes for you all as a family!

disneynorth said...

Awesome! He looks like he is such a bundle of joy. He will keep you busy!

Congrats again!

Maw and Paw said...

We are very happy everthing is moving along. It will not be long and we will have our 13th grandbaby in the US.

Carrie said...

Oh I missed this-I am so happy for you- I was wondering why you were getting so many boys things for your shower! What a blessing congrats!