Friday, February 10

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Happy Birthday, Dad!
Guess what? You've got another Granddaughter!

Madeline Abigail
(photos moved and reposted, above)

Born July 31, 2004 (she's just 36 days younger than Gwendolyn)
Guangxi Province, Qinzhou City, Peoples Republic of China


Blogger Karen said...

I'm so happy for you.

February 09, 2006 11:00 PM  
Blogger ExCindrela said...


You're insane. Certifiable. You just gave yourself virtual twins. I would need valium. But I'm thrilled for you. Maddy is adorable too! I'm glad that you are able to provide another precious little girl with a loving home and family - especially one who is SN. Congratulations to you & Andrew and Gwen!!!


February 09, 2006 11:01 PM  
Blogger Recovering Wino said...

So happy for you...what a surprise, huh? I'm sure you never thought this was going to happen a couple weeks ago..

February 09, 2006 11:09 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Thanks, Karen :)

Michelle, yep, I'm nuts! But I knew we were going to have two daughters "eventually" so what's the harm in getting this part over with as soon as possible? I love the toddler years but they're hard (as you know!) The girls will be 2.5 when they meet. That's not a bad age! The can communicate pretty well (even in Mandarin!) by then. All in all, I think the transition will be easier for Maddy since she'll have Gwen to show her the way.

Jen, you're SO right! When I called my agency last week, I only thought I was getting information for this summer! I never imagined that we could start this now and they'd offer us a child on their new list! Crazy!! But super exciting too!


February 09, 2006 11:20 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Wow. Congratulations! She's beautiful. Speaking as an "outsider" to the Chinese adoption world, I can't believe that the Chinese class children with minor cosmetic problems as SN. It must stop so many children getting the homes they deserve and I find that heartbreaking...

February 09, 2006 11:53 PM  
Blogger Amy C said...

She is perfect simply beautiful!!!
You say she is SN I can't see anything looking at that beautiful face!!! I can't wait for more updates as you get them. I am sure Swen can't wait to be a big sister even though it's only by a

They are going to have so much fun...


February 10, 2006 4:24 AM  
Blogger Lisa~~ said...

Congrats! I am so happy for you and your family. She is adorable and I can't wait to follow along on this new journey.

February 10, 2006 5:23 AM  
Blogger Johnny said...

Congrats to you and your family. Very sweet looking gal.

February 10, 2006 5:30 AM  
Blogger Lauri said...

Congratulations! How exciting! She's beautiful..

February 10, 2006 5:40 AM  
Blogger Joannah said...

Amazing! What a wonderful gift for your family. She's a cutie, too!

February 10, 2006 6:19 AM  
Blogger savymanda said...

Congratulations to you! That all happened so quickly! Hopefully the rest of the process moves along at the same pace.

February 10, 2006 7:21 AM  
Blogger Jana said...

awwww she's so cute!! What a lucky little girl she will be to come into such a loving family. Congrats to all of you!!!

February 10, 2006 7:29 AM  
Blogger M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Donna this is wonderful, thrilling news! All my best to you, Andrew, Gwen, and Madeline. I'm so excited to follow along on this one, and just let me know if there's anything you need.

PS: Cute change on the blog name. :-) I pulled up Bloglines this morn looking for you and didn't know whose blog it was for a second.

February 10, 2006 7:43 AM  
Blogger atomic mama said...

That was fast! Congratulations! How fabulous and perfect.

February 10, 2006 8:10 AM  
Blogger Bonnie, Clyde, Bubba Jr. & Charleigh-Jo said...


Hope your wait isn't too long!


February 10, 2006 8:44 AM  
Blogger Gracencameronsmomy said...

congratulaions!!THAT IS SO EXCITING!

February 10, 2006 9:05 AM  
Blogger Eliza2006 said...

Congrats! She's just beautiful!!!


February 10, 2006 9:46 AM  
Blogger Perrin said...

What wonderful news, congratulations! How exciting!

February 10, 2006 11:55 AM  
Blogger Alan, Lila and Katie said...

You guys are quite simply awesome human beings. I have always respected what I know about you from your blog and a little correspondence, but this really ties it up!!

Mensches, true mensches.

I admire you guys.

Alan G88

February 10, 2006 12:14 PM  
Blogger Gwen said...

HOW EXCITING!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for your family!!!!

February 10, 2006 1:00 PM  
Blogger One Lucky Mom said...

Congratulations on your new daughter. She is lovely.

February 10, 2006 1:43 PM  
Blogger PeiLien said...


February 10, 2006 4:01 PM  
Blogger Salome's Mom said...

Congratulations!! and Happy Birthday to your Dad.


February 10, 2006 4:14 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Fantastic news! She is so beautiful! Congratulations!

February 10, 2006 8:26 PM  

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