Wednesday, May 2, 2007

I AM IN LOVE!!!!


My daughter:
Mia ElainaMei "Xian" Heaton
Birthday - 8/27/06 (she was 8 months old last week!!!!)


Chinese Province - Guangxi Province
Her stats as of January 12, 2007
Height- 24.02" tall
Weight - 13.86 pounds
Her full name is Guo Xian, surname first, which is likely part of Guangxi. Xian means "refined".

**added, OK, go ahead and make fun of me, but she has my Chin, my Eyebrows and my LIPS!!! hehehe.

I'm BEAMING happy.

Peace.

Added Beiliu information Aug 10, 2007, because I found it and it is a little piece of history for Mia.

"I got some information that may be of interest to some of you on our recenttrip. We askedsome questions of Guo Zhen's nanny and found out that the SWI has around 40 children withabout 10 workers. They try to keep the children in small "family" type groups. Guo Zhen wasin her own crib, but I don't know if all children have their own cribs or not. The name Guothat all of the children share in this swi has an interesting story. Guo is thesecond characterin the word for China. It refers to the country of China. Since these childrenhave no familyname, they are given the family name of Guo signifying that they are childrenbelonging toChina, and that all of China is their family."

56 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your wonderful news. She is adorable. I look forward to following your journey to bring her home.

    Aloha,
    Bailey, mommy to Liliana
    http://ladybug.komplexify.com

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  2. Congratulations on your beautiful baby! You must feel so happy! Please keep us updated on any news.

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  3. She is beautiful. There is a whole Guangxi yahoo group. I will find the link if you are interested. My daughter is a Guangxi girl from Wuzhou.

    Congrats!
    Beverly

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  4. How could you not! She is just perfect. I have been checking in ALL day today. I came via Kris. I look forward to see you through the whole jouney of getting your precious little girl!

    OH almost forgot...

    C*O*N*G*R*T*U*L*T*I*O*N*S~~!

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  5. guangxifamilies-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
    Here you go.

    Beverly

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  6. Look at those cheeks! She is adorable. HUGE congratulations! I came from Kris' blog.

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  7. I'm beaming for *you* I love you Missy!!

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  8. Your baby is beautiful! My daughter is from Guangxi and has the same last name. Please email me at Annekje@tx.rr.com. I am trying to find out if anyone has been referred the child I sponsor. Her name is very similar to your daughter's (I have info and photos of her that I am sure the adoptive parents would love!) Thanks!

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  9. Russell & TammyMay 2, 2007 at 12:46 PM

    Congratulations!!! You don't know me but I saw your blog info on Kris's blog. (She and I are in a yahoogroup). It thrills my heart when referrals come out! Your daughter is ADORABLE! & so young. What a blessing for each of you!

    I've done 2 marathons so you are a winner in my book! I don't think I'll make it to 16.

    Enjoy every moment in China! It is amazing!
    Tammy Cotton
    Momma to Briley 17, Kyle 16, Tayley 5 from Gaoming, Tyler 5 & Tynley 2.5 from QuJiang
    http://www.journey2tynley.blogspot.com

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  10. Congratulations! What a beautiful baby girl!!! Such a happy day!

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  11. Such wonderful news!! So much happiness in your future (from a CR friend.)

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  12. Congratulations on your beautiful daughter! (I'm a frequent lurker) Wishing you all the best! I can't wait to follow along on your journey. We're currently paperchasing. Years behind you.

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  13. Congrats and best wishes for you and your new daughter!

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  14. Congratulations, she is beautiful!!! I am not laughing because I swear my daughter looks just like my husband, no hair and all!! :)

    Tanya

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  15. She's gorgeous!! I love her eyes and her little cheeks!! And so young!! YAY!!!

    I can't tell you how happy I am for you. :-) You must be thrilled!!

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  16. Congrats - she is lovely!

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  17. She's beautiful!! Congratulations, you are very blessed...

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  18. What a sweet face! Beautiful baby girl.

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  19. Well it is about time you made me a great aunt!!!! She is beautiful and I am so proud of you. God bless you my sweet niece.

    Your favorite aunt,

    Gay

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  20. She is beautiful! Congratulations!! How wonderful!!

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  21. OMG she is beautiful!! Congratulations!!!

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  22. I am soooooooo happy for you. I think she beautiful and yes she does look like you and your sister! ;O)
    Can't wait to see a pic of her in her mommy's arms!

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  23. Congrats to the new mommy! Your DAUGHTER is gorgeous!

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  24. Congrats, Melissa, she's beautiful! Before my niece was a big sister, she was MeiMei (little sister). As her name is Meagan and she was the little sister for so many years, I have a hard time calling her anything but MeiMei!

    sage67

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  25. Congrats! Congrats! She is beautiful :)

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  26. Well, you got my email but I had to put it officially on your blog-
    HOLY COW SHE IS SO CUTE!!!! And girl, I just cannot describe how happy I am for you... BIG HUG, wish it could be in person!

    Go celebrate Mommy!

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  27. She is absolutely lovely!! Congratulations!

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  28. Congratulations!!!! I've been checking all day to see your duaghter's face. She is she so sweet.
    Karen

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  29. Congratulations! Isn't it amazing how the babies often DO look like their parents - I don't think you're crazy - enjoy this moment in time - very soon you will be holding her in your arms!

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  30. You have every right to be in LOVE! What a beauty! Congrats! Life will change but only for the better! Look forward to following your journey!

    julie H
    Mommy to Mary Austin - Qingyuan Guangdong
    LID 10/31/2003
    primroseprincessess.blogspot.com

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  31. Congratulations!!! She is BEAUTIFUL!

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  32. Gorgeous!!! She has such a little twinkle in her eye, I love it! Congrats and hope you have a lightening fast TA!

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  33. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I know you are floating in air! Your daughter is BEAUTIFUL & it won't be long until you are holding her in your arms!!

    Wishing you ALL the best on your journey to bring your daughter HOME!

    Patricia/NYC
    lucky momma to a sweetie from Hubei

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  34. She is DARLING!! Congratulations!!

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  35. Oh Melissa she is adorable!!!
    Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you!!

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  36. Dear Melissa,

    I'm a lucky mom with two girls adopted from China, ages 4 and 6. Congratulations on your new daughter! She's beautiful!

    You have so much to look forward to!

    Best,
    Jane, Elia, and Ani

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  37. Congratulations Mom!! She's gorgeous!

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  38. what a cutie!!!!

    Jennifer Hardin
    www.gahardin.blogspot.com

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  39. So beautiful. Congratulations on becoming a momma to the worlds most beautiful little girl.

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  40. Congratulations! Your daughter is simply beautiful!

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  41. YAY! She's a doll! Congratulations! I've been checking regularly to see if you have been matched yet, and I'm so happy for you that it finally happened!

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  42. She is so beautiful! Congratulations, I can't wait to follow your journey. Heres to a speedy TA.
    Dana
    www.shealinsworld.blogspot.com

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  43. Melissa...
    Go check this out! http://www.thepucketts.homestead.com/LauraGrace.html

    WOW... same place as your Mia? Looks like it! Maybe you already saw this.

    Great talking to you today! I just can't stop thinking about you and Mia!

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  44. Shocking...she looks so much like you! She's beautiful. Congrats!!!

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  45. Absolutely adorable and those cheeks! Congrats to the happy mama!

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  46. She is beautiful and yes your right she looks just like you. Your love must be spilling over. Congrats.

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  47. Okay.... just had to peek in for one more look before my "blog" break... SO cute. Have fun up there on Cloud 9 for the next several weeks waiting to go to China!

    I am FREAKING out at the number of people that came to congratulate you!! Isn't it the coolest?!

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  48. She's beautiful, congratulations!

    (from another single Momma)

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  49. Congratulations! She is so cute. Wishing you a speedy TA.
    Michele and Ava

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  50. SHE IS SO CUTE!!

    Congratulations. I know the wait has been a long one.

    Let me know if I can be of any help while you prepare/wait for travel!

    I am so happy for you.....

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  51. Congratulations! She's adorable.
    Our son has the same last name, he's from Beihai. Guangxi has beautiful children!
    Jet (The Netherlands)

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  52. Congratulations...she is darling!

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  53. Secretly checking in- OH MY GOD.
    She got cuter!!! Look at those EYES and that kissable little mouth!!
    Girl, you ARE IN HEAVEN (which is, of course, over the moon).
    Hehe.
    So very happy for you Melissa.
    I may have to call you soon : o )

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  54. CONGRATULATIONS, MELISSA!!!

    She is absolutely ADORABLE!!

    You wrote, "OK, go ahead and make fun of me, but she has my Chin, my Eyebrows and my LIPS!!!"...well, I have read a number of times over the years that the officials in China really DO make an effort to "match" physical features between the photos of the available children and the photos of the prospective parents in the batch of files they are working with!

    (Kris has me cracking up! I think she is almost as excited as you are!)

    Her photos are so beautiful. I can't wait until we can all see a photo of her in your arms!!!!

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  55. OMG!! She is SO BEAUTIFUL!!! Congratulations. You must be over the moon! Yippee!!!!!!!!

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