We Have a Daughter!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, February 1, 2007



I am so excited that I can barely type but we have a daughter! Her Chinese name is Dan Ru Lu and she was born June 3, 2006! So, she is almost 8 months old. She is at the Nan Feng Social Welfare Institute in Jiang Xi Province. The file said that she has two teeth and is a deep sleeper (God heard my prayers). It also said that she enjoys music and smiles readily and laughs out loud. We are already in love with her round chubby cheeks! She is even smiling in the bottom picture. I cannot wait to get a bow in that hair and put a dress on her. We should know a lot more when we meet with our Social Worker in Richmond on Saturday. If you click on the photo above, you can see everything better and bigger. Thank you for all of your prayers and well wishes. We feel SO blessed.

30 comments:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS from the Rouse Family! Blessings to you and your family as you get prepared to bring your daughter home. I look forward to seeing her picture. I know God has picked the perfect child for your family! Enjoy every minute! -Diana, Jeff & Ainsley (10/24LID)

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  2. Kim,

    I am so excited for you and your family! Congratulations. I can't wait to see her little face.

    Consider yourself hugged!

    TJ
    10.18.05

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  3. Kim,
    Finally! Love to all from the Chews!
    Michele

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  4. Congrats Kim! Can't wait to see her face!

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  5. Kim,

    Oh my goodness...she's absolutely beautiful! I hope the weeks fly by quickly until you can hold her in your arms and kiss those precious cheeks.

    You all must be just over the moon!

    TJ

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  6. She is gorgeous! And those are some squeezably cute cheeks!
    Congratulations!
    Kris

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  7. Dear Swales FIVE (+ Scout),

    We couldn't be any happier...and she couldn't be any cuter!!!

    Love,
    E, J, P & D

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  8. Congratulations!

    Praying for a fast TA and safe travels!

    Heather
    http://ourjourney3.blogspot.com/

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  9. Oh, she is yummy!!!! What a blessing you have received today!!!
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful news!
    Blessings,
    Diana 10/24/05
    "Journey to Ainsley's Mei Mei"

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  10. Dear Swales Family, and Scout

    Congratulations on the referral of your new daughter/sister. She's one lucky girl and you're one lucky family. It's meant to be because she was picked just for you!

    She's beautiful and may the time go very quickly until you can go pick her up. Those cheeks need some serious kissing! :)

    I love the shot of her in the street! What were they thinking???

    Congratulations Swales Family!!

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  11. Congrats!! I know you all have been waiting for this. By the way, are you going to keep her Chinese name or do youplan on giving her another name?

    Anyway, she is beautiful and I hope to meet her someday!

    Michelle and Joel Pineda

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  12. CONGRATULATIONS SWALES!!!!! We are so excited for you that we might burst! Blessings and prayers for her safe arrival home.
    Love,
    Michele, Chris, Meredith, and Schuyler Ball

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  13. Kim,

    She is SO BEAUTIFUL!! I cried when I saw her and thought how happy you must be!! Oh she is just perfect! How blessed she is to have your family as hers!

    Many blesseings to you on this amazing day!

    Most warmly,
    Amy C

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  14. Congratulations from the Hoyler family! We are friends of the Ellis' and Marianne has kept us updated. Tears of Joy for your family! God Bless!

    Stacy,Will, Sarah (Chongqing, China) and Becky (Guangxi, China)

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  15. She is adorable! such a cutie!!...
    God bless your new family!! :o))

    I am anxious waiting for my friend's referral.. She should get it today!! CAN'T WAIT!!....

    Ah!!... I loved your dog!! :o)))

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  16. Congratulations! She is just beautiful.

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  17. Look at those sweet cheeks! ROFL that they took her photo in the street. What a great shot of life in China!

    Blessings!

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  18. She is absolutely perfect!!! Congratulations!! I am pretty sure the picture of her in the street is the best referral picture I have ever seen.

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  19. absolutely, postively, 100% prefect!

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  20. Swales family,

    We're so excited for your beautiful addition to arrive into your home. Safe travels! Cheers to hair bows - a symbol of a tied knot that will complete your family!

    All the best,
    Rob, Jen, Bryce, Paige, Megan and Melissa McGlothlin

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  21. Congratulations!! She is so cute, you just want to squeeze her! We are so happy that your prayers have been answered, enjoy every minute. Love, The Knight's

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  22. OMG!!!What a beautiful baby God choose for us to shower with love...i am so very happy and have not stopped smiling since i saw her darling picture...a big congrats to all the Swales family..these are very special times..the wait was well worth it...I just can't wait til I can meet and hold my new "GRANDAUGHTER"

    love to all

    mimi

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  23. She is just adorable, Kim. Congratulations!

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  24. Congratulations!! She is just a doll!

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  25. She is quite cute. Yeah. Congrats.

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  26. Congratulations on your new daughter! I certainly hope that's not a real car in the background of the first picture! LOL!

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  27. I just found your Blog through another Blog and I had to come take a peek your referral ... Kate is beautiful ... absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!! Warmly, Michelle

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