Thursday, February 24, 2011

Without Further Ado... Introducing Gwyndolin Fushuang

We are so incredibly thrilled and bouncing off the walls!!!  Isn't she CUTE!!!!!  We are in love!!!!!

Here is what we know...
Name:  Gan Fu Shuang
DOB: May 2, 2010
Location: Jianxin Social Welfare Institute, Jiangxi Province
She is around 17 lbs. (But, we don't know when this "measurement" was taken.  Also, it was most likely taken with a lot of clothes on.  They really bundle the babies up with layer upon layer of clothes.)
She is around 26 inches long (But, again, we don't know when this measurement was taken.)
She is a deep sleaper
She holds her head up while lying on her stomach
She can get into a sitting position by herself
She grasps toys near her hand
She can take a toy block in one hand, then take another one by using the other hand
She can locate the direction of sounds and voices
She looks for a toy if it is dropped
She visually follows a toy if it is moving
She follows people by moving her head from side to side as they move around the room
She laughs aloud
She distinguishes between acquaintances and strangers
She is active
She is fond of listening to music
She is fond of quietness (oh boy!)
She is fond of playing games
She is obstinate sometimes (haa haa)

So, these are just the "stock questions" that they "checked" for her.  We drove down to Orinda to pick up all her info and to sign papers.  After, we went out to a cute Chinese restaurant in downtown Orinda.  We showed the wait staff her pictures and the information and they were so excited for us.  They said her name means delightful/very happy.  They also looked at all the medical information and they said it was all checked "normal."  Our agency will be giving us a fully translated version of this in a few days.  We are just simply thrilled!  We feel so lucky to have been given such a wonderful gift - this beautiful child!  Now I'm off to go stare at her picture some more - I just can't stop looking at her picture.  Tomorrow, I will be making all sorts of copies.  I will also scan each individual photo and post them...


  1. She is BEAUTIFUL!!! My goodness. You sure are gonna have 4 gorgeous kids!!! COngrats. You are in the same boat I was...3 bio boys and finally got my girl and she was gorgeous too..from Hunan!! We are in SN program now waiting on another sister!!! So excited for you!!

  2. WOW. Fantastic news -- you guys must be floating right now. Love, love, love, M, T, H and B

  3. She is so cute!! Call me if you want a baby shopping buddy. So, so happy for you!!!

  4. Keely and Todd... she's gorgeous!! I am so freaking excited about getting 'my call' tomorrow, how will I sleep. I very much look forward to meeting you all soon!

  5. She is beautiful! How exciting!!!!! I can't imagine how you can wait now! Hope the time passes faster than fast! Looks like she is gonna have some nice, thick hair for her Momma to fuss with! :)

  6. I'm so over the moon happy for you!!!! She's absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations again!

  7. Congratulations on your daughter. She is beautiful! I love that your match came in a surprise set of referrals instead of a painful "where are those matches??" time like we've been getting used to! How incredibly exciting. We have an LID of 7/6/06 and I have no idea what to think. As you know all too well, we will have to wait and see.

  8. She is just too adorable!! Wow you have to be over the moon in love with her. Congratulations!!1

  9. An RQ buddy here! Congrats on your new precious baby! She's beautiful! We have a "FU" baby too! Home 3 years now!
    Much Happiness,

  10. What a cutie! Congrats on your girl!

    - Trace7, RQ

  11. Bring on the PINK!!!!!!!!!! I am just beyond words for you...well not totally...HA HA!!! She is precious, beautiful, cute, adorable, pretty, sweet...I am just over the moon excited for you and your family!!! I can not wait to follow your journey to her...I am so happy I get to return the favor you gave to me... Loving you and celebrating this happy time in TN :)

  12. She is perfect! Congratulations!

  13. Congratulations on your Jiangxi referral!! When you are ready to get her newspaper finding ad (which has a great picture of her months younger than her referral photos!) come visit us.

    Have a speedy trip!


  14. Just had to say again how excited I am for you, Ziggy! I have loved reading your posts during this arduous wait and it is so fun to finally read about your little girl. Congratulations to you and your family. Enjoy every moment!

  15. Congratulations on your daughter Fu Shuang! What a cutie pie. Hoping for a speedy travel...
    The Netherlands
    Mother of 3 (1 bio, 2 adopted from China)

  16. Congratulations. Your daughter is beautiful as all the Jianxin girls. My daughter comes from the same swi. If you want some info, please contact me.

  17. Congratulations!!!! I know your world is spinning like crazy! Our little girl, Brianna is from the same Province. Her chinese name is Feng Xiu Shuang. Bri is 14 months old now. We are really looking forward to watching your Gotcha Day!
    Jackie Pizzo
    GOTCHA 8-15-2010

  18. Congrats to you all! She is absolutely beautiful!

  19. Ziggy, she's beautiful!!!! Congratulations!!!

    from Jill (aka china030507) from RQ

  20. Adorable! Lovin' that name too!

    Mom to Gwendolyn and Madeline
    Our Blog: Double Happiness!

  21. Bounced over from Rumor Q. to peek at your precious little cutie!!! She's simply adorable! Congratulations!!!

  22. Congrats. We're with Heartsent also, but out of the Sac office. Their China guide, Chris, is WONDERFUL (we adopted our first daughter through Heartsent a few years back). Chris grew up in an SWI and so he has a life mission for these children. He became a history teacher and then took on being a guide with HS. He will give you tons of information about her birth city. I'm very excited for your family. She's beautiful.

  23. I wanted to congratulate you on your new daughter. I knew as soon as I saw the Gan surname that she was from Jianxin SWI. That is where all the beautiful babies are from. :) My girl, who has been home almost 4 years (in March) is from there too.

  24. Congratulations, she is beautiful! I know how excited you are. Blessings

  25. Congratulations!! What a beautiful little baby GIRL! I'm so happy for your family and also for her. She is lucky to be part of your sweet family!!

  26. Holy cow, I wasn't expecting to come back from vacation and see a "Babies!" post on RQ -- how'd the CCAA sneak that one in? :) Nevertheless, you must be completely overjoyed at finally seeing your daughter's face for the first time. I remember well that feeling (as I also had 3 boys and a long wait for our 1st daughter!). Congratulations on your gorgeous Jiangxi girl, she's just beautiful and perfect in every way. What a wonderful surprise to come home to!