Tuesday, December 04, 2007

It's a boy!

What a difference a day makes. Well, 4 hours actually. Approximately 4 hours and 12 minutes after I posted my last entry, we received word that we had been matched with a very cute little boy. Actually, our agency rep didn't say he was cute, we just noticed that he was. Come to think of it, she did say he was cute.

His name is Wei Jian Tong. He was born Aug 27th, 2005 and has a repaired cleft lip and unrepaired cleft palate. He is currently living in the Tianjin Children's Welfare Institute and continues to get cuter every day. He doesn't know that we are on our way to get him, but we'll get there just as fast as we can.

According to the report we received, "Tong Tong is a very well-behaved child. Whenever it’s time to eat, he always quietly sits on his stool and waits for the nanny to feed him. He never cries. Wei Jian Tong particularly likes to watch TV, and he especially enjoys listening to music. Whenever there’s a musical program on TV, Tong Tong will immediately focus his attention, stare with wide eyes, and quietly watch TV. Sometimes he will hum along to the beat of the music. Sometimes it even seems like he involves himself in the artistic conception of the music, jumping right in and forgetting himself."

How wonderful! He is perfect for our family, and I think he's ready to play ball with his daddy!

16 comments:

amy said...

Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! I wasnt expectint to read this..ANother celebration is in order..We are so happy for you friends!

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

Oh my! FABULOUS news! Your little guy is so adorable & sounds like a sweety! We are SO happy for you guys!

This is going to be one exciting FF!!!!

Doris & Dan said...

Congrats! What a sweetie!

Keep smilin!

Kim said...

Oh my gosh!! How wonderful! Another boy - YES! What a great FF this is going to be!

Tammy said...

Oh my word! I am so excited! I cannot wait to see you all Friday and hear every detail! You may as well "gear up" because you do know you'll be sharing it with all of us over and over and over....
Congrats! What a wonderful Christmas present he is for you both!

Christina said...

Congratulations on the wonderful news! What a beautiful child... and you will *love* having a little boy, I promise. :)

Christina (drmalcolm)

Janet said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH! you must be SO excited! I am so happy for you! HOORAY!

And he really IS cute! :-)

Becky said...

Congratulations Karen & Bruce!!! Very happy news.....your little one is about a month younger than our son who joined our family 1 month ago tomorrow.

Best Wishes and happy packing!! Your travel day will be here before you know it--especially with the holidays upon us.

Secret Pal

Jay, Angela & Laney said...

Wow!!!! Wonderful news!!!!! We are so happy for you and can't wait to hear all about your little boy at FF!

Eric & Heather said...

OH WOW!!! What wonderful news!! We're so happy for you all!! How exciting! Merry, Merry Christmas indeed!!

The Straight's said...

WOOHOO another wonderful 2 year old will be joining us soon!! I am so happy for you all to finally see your dreams coming true. Oh and of course glad to see another cleft baby coming homw as well :) You have a cutie pie there. Sheridan will definately have some competition soon.

Susan and Dan said...

What!! This is sooo unbelievable, since we talked last month at FF I have been praying for God to work a miracle in your lives...you guys looked so relaxed and good. We couldn't be happier for you, what an awesome God we all serve!!

The Evans Family said...

Congratulations! What a great surprise, A SON!! Those boys are so different from the girls, what a gift!

Anonymous said...

Karen & Bruce ...Congratulations! He is so cute. Hoping for speedy travel plans for you. Debra - LID 8/10/06, from your Aug DTC group

MotherMotherOcean said...

What a beautiful boy. I love the boys. I am so happy for you two!

Valeri said...

He is gorgeous! We brought our son home in May. He had a unrepaired palate, too. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.