Monday, August 9, 2010

Introducing our new daughter!

 I couldn't figure out how to upload the pictures of her that we had in her file, so I took a picture of the picture, cropped it, put a frame around it, and uploaded it here - so it may be a bit blurry or out of focus!

Here is what her file has to say:

She was born on July 3 and is now 3 years old.

She does have low hemoglobin, so we will get that checked out when we get her home.

The file also said that she has "hypoevolutism", but with the update we received it showed her thyroid levels all in the normal range, so we do not believe her to have this.

She is about 12 months delayed, both physically and mentally - which they expect with proper nutrition she should catch up just fine!

She is 2 feet 5 inches tall and weighs only 19.81 lbs!  She is tiny!

She likes mimicking and dancing.  What fun!

I'm not sure if I can put her Chinese name on here or not, so I think I will hold off.  I can tell you though, that she was given her name because she brings people much joy and laughter like spring rain.  You can't see her joy as much in the picture above, but you will see it when we post her other pictures.  She is one who really lives up to her name!   I'll get them on here later when I have more time. For now, I have some other not so little ones who are calling for their lunch!

We do have a bit of a disclaimer - although we have pre-approval to adopt her, it isn't official until we get our final travel approval to go get her and we have her in our arms with the paperwork signed in China.  With God's grace though, we will continue to move closer to holding her in our arms and make this child forever ours on paper, for she is already ours in our hearts.

The Burgess Family


  1. Congratulations, Karen. Very exciting news! I saw your question about Chinese names on the MAA group and just wanted to add that the Chinese actually do have three names, they call the middle name their third name, and children are usually called twice by their third name until they are in school. So if your daughter's third (middle) name was Wen, for example, she would probably be called Wen-wen. I learned this after adopting both from my guide (but by then our son responded to Honey) and from one of my Chinese students who moved here at age 10. So don't be surprised if you call your little one by her second (first) name and she just stares at you.

  2. What a cutie! I was wondering what orphanage she is from... one of our daughters has the same red background. She is from Hengyang, Hunan. I hope your fund raising goes well! :)