Tuesday, November 10, 2009

We Have A Daughter!

After all these years of waiting...you'd think this statement would be totally natural. Nope, totally freaking out here!!! We are so thrilled. Yesterday morning we locked in the file of a little girl. She is 21 mos. old and teeny tiny. I will share much more later when they say I can. I can't wait to show you her picture!! You would think 3 years of waiting would be long enough to decide on her name, but nope...we're still working on it. I'm looking for a name that isn't over used and is sweet and dainty like her. Any ideas?

The boys are over the moon, especially Braden. That doesn't surprise me, though, he's the lovey dovey one who would ask me about China out of the blue. When I heard for sure that we were able to lock her file, I brought Cade and Braden (they're at school with me) a copy of her picture so they could have and share. Braden looked up at me and got tears in his eyes. SO SWEET!! He has informed me that "Chinababy" isn't good enough anymore. She needs a REAL name!

This story is filled with so many near misses and God ordained details and I can't wait to share with you! One little funny tidbit is that I've taken 2 maternity leave teaching jobs in my lifetime. The first one was 13 years ago for a fabulous teacher named Lauren. While I was in that position, I found out I was pregnant with Bryce! Today, Lauren is Cade's teacher, and while teaching for someone out on maternity leave, I find out I'm having another baby!!! Richard says no more maternity leave positions for me!!

Thank you all for your support!!! Bring on the names!!

35 comments:

DiJo said...

Jen,
I am so excited for you!!!! You have waited a long time for your precious & very delicate "tea cup!" You know that will always be my name for her!!!!
I will send a few ideas your way via email.. Again, what a blessing to share in you exciting news!!!! Bring on the monograms!!!!

Hugs,
Diana

Somewhere In The Sun said...

I am so thrilled for you! And I cannot wait to see those pictures!! It will be so amazing to finally follow your journey to your little one. I ordered Olivia's pink baseball equipment that she is requesting for Christmas. Maybe next year you will be doing the same! :)

~Lynn

Deb said...

What an exciting post to read first thing in the morning Jennifer! I am SO excited for your family!! Can't wait to hear more!!! China here you come!!

Denise said...

When we started this journey together and "met" through our blogs, I always felt a special connection with you. I have anticipated this post for a long time and can't wait to see how God weaves this little girl into your family. BTW, I love the name Reese!

Football & Fried Rice said...

I have been "waiting" for your baby girl too!!!! I knew the other day when you posted this was coming ;) can't WAIT to see your peanut's face!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!

Names?? I am kind of on an "E" kick -

Emily
Emerson
Ellis
Evelyn (Evie)
Eleanor (Ellie)
Elliott

I am sure that you will pick the perfect name for your Chinese Princess!! (YOU ARE GOING TO CHINA!!!!!!!!!!!!) You have FOUR KIDS!!!!!!! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT????????

Ok. Just had to freak out with you for a minute (picture us dancing in a circle)

HUGS,
Sara

Rhonda said...

WOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Jennifer! This is awesome! So thankful for her and y'all! Changing one life at a time, we can make a great big ole difference in our world! Praises!

LeighAnne said...

Congrats Jennifer - You deserve this so much. I am in love with the name Annabelle. I think it is dainty and has a nice southern charm. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I am thrilled for you. What a great blessing.

Kat (the person who bought your wonderful gifatte purse. I am loving it!!!)

day by day said...

Oh, that is such wonderful news!! Congratulations!!! Nope...no amount of time can prepare you for the first time you see your child's precious face!
Soooo happy for your family!! Can't wait to hear more about her!


Michelle

Ruby's Fairy Godmother said...

Jennifer,
How wonderful..congrats! Can't wait to see and hear more about your little angel!
Norah

Gail said...

Congratulations Jennifer! So happy for you all...

Let's see names, here are a few of my favorites:

Grace(hmmm that's my daughter's name)
Elizabeth(a family name)
Ella
Ava
Lucy

If we ever adopted again I'd possibly go with Lucy.

Again, congrats!

Football & Fried Rice said...

Some more "E" names that I can't stop thinking about!!!!

Elise
Ellen
Elaine
Elliana (GOD HAS ANSWERED)

Blessings!
Sara

Everyday Mom Designs said...

How wonderful!! I am sooo happy for you and your family!

I absolutely love my daughter's name. She is mixed (vietnamese and caucasian). We named her Leala. Pronounced Lee-la. I wouldn't mind if you used the name. :)

ottszoo said...

I am so thrilled for your family. God knew just what He was doing when you were chosen for this precious angel. This will be one loved little girl. As the mom of 3 boys just like you I have my list of girl names....i love Elise, Anna, Ruby, Lily, Hope, Josie, Abigail..

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your little girl! My favourite girls name right now is Eden.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

I am sooooo EXCITED for you girly..
Can't wait to hear her beautiful name..
Hugs..
Love ya..

Lori said...

OH JENNIFER, CONGRATULATIONS!!! SO happy for you and your family, what wonderful news and I cannot wait to see your littlest ones face!! Blessings as you prepare to bring her home!! YIPEE!!!! :)

Ladyblog said...

Congratulations! The waiting is so hard and I'm so happy for you!
We have 4 kids with "E" names, seems to be the theme here!
Our girls are Elina and Emsley.
I'm partial to the name Emsley! It suits our girl so well. We also considered Ellory, Eliana, and Emerson.

Anonymous said...

You have 2 "B" children...now you need 2 "C"s. My Favs...Cate, Chloe, Carsyn, Camryn, Cassidy, Carley, Charlotte.

Mom to my China Posse said...

Love name threads. How about Alivia? We do A and K names at our house.

Football & Fried Rice said...

Ohh, I want to second the name Eden; I love it!!

ok - IF you are considering a "C" theme - I will brainstorm.

Chandler
Claire
Carys
Campbell

Still thinking of you!

Sara

Anonymous said...

SO, SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!
I second the name Camryn. Love it! It is my favorite girl's name that could fit with a C.

Nancy

carolinagirl said...

CONGRATULATIONS~! Totally relate!!! Writing those words in a post don't come close to the emotions that you are feeling!!! Our Emma is 21 months old right now too! When is your little one's birthday??? CONGRATS AGAIN!!!!

Steffie B. said...

I am so happy for you....I can't suggest a name until I can see her precious face.....so I'll wait until you get your PA! ;)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I am so excited for you guys!!!! This is fantastic news:) I am so happy that your journey is coming to an end and you will have your baby girl!! I can only imagine the flurry of excitement going through your house right now. Good luck on the names.....I know it is tough, but the perfect name will come to you.

Can't wait to hear more about your new baby girl!! Again, CONGRATS!!!

Lisa

Anonymous said...

I am soooooooooooo happy for you!!! I can hardly wait to see her face!
I love the names Arabella, Adelaide, and of course Mallory.
Love you!
Adele

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Jennifer,
I'm the person that had contacted you from Laf. about your brick floors. I am so happy for you and your family, and my prayers are being sent your way. I agree, I think her name will just fall in place with that sweet face. You'll know exactly what her name shall be. I like the idea adding another "C" name. I like "Cambry" (or spelled Cambri). You'll be adding a another "C" for one brother and then you have the "br" for her other 2 brothers! And if I were to ever have had a girl...I always loved "Presley".
Lynette

Joanne said...

Congratulations! We have 2 boys and our China princess' name is Mia Hope...she is a girly girl and her name just sounds like music :)

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh, Jennifer... congratulations! What wonderful news. As for names - heh - good luck with that. It's SO hard to find the right one, but I know y'all will select a perfect fit for her.

Keisha said...

So excited for you girl!!! That is Wonderful NEWS!! It's been a long journey.. but, it's only just begun! Praising GOD!!
Keisha

names..?? these are a few of my favs!
Anna-Kate
Cadence--I love this one!!
Leighton

eileensblog said...

Congratulations! I'm so very happy for you! My favorite girl names are Lindsey and Allison (my girls! LOL) and I also like Paige, Leah, Noelle, and Mallory. :-)

Carey said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow!!!!!

Congratulations!!! After waiting so long, God has blessed you indeed!

My oh my! I'm so excited for you guys!!

Just for fun, here are my girls...

Shianne
Sierra
Svanna
Summer

Best Wishes!!

Football & Fried Rice said...

Well, I thought of two A names :)

Amelia
Aniston

Kim N Jeff said...

I am so happy for you guys!!! I saw your facebook post the otherday and had to come check it out!!! Congrats!!!!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh my goodness.......I missed this.....I totally missed this! Ugh.....Spanish is making me miss all of the good stuff! I am so happy for you....I am on cloud nine!!!! I love her name and I can't wait to see her sweet little face!!!!! God is good.

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