It’s a Girl!

 Baby Girl 1

Baby Girl 2

Her name is Ya Xue Gong and her birthdate is October 27,2006.  So, she will have just turned 1 when we go to get her.

Baby Girl 3

She weighs 18.7 lbs and is 27.2 inches long.  She is from Jiangxi just like her cousin that Melanie and Dave are on their way to get right now.  She has been living in the Fenyi orphanage.  She’s healthy, sits alone, rolls over, and grasps toys.  She likes to “laugh out loud and eat biscuits”.  She also “likes music, and can be obstinate”!  Wow, like father, like daughter!  We can’t wait to bring her home! 



  1. Cathy said,

    September 4, 2007 at 8:22 pm

    She’s a real sweetheart!!! Congrats! I sure hope you get to celebrate her first birthday together!


  2. Nana Lewis said,

    September 4, 2007 at 8:26 pm

    SHE’S PRECIOUS!!! It’s so exciting to see her little face after all this time and know she’s soon going to be home. Cannot wait for you guys to go and get back. She’s very close in age to Ellie so they will both see a familiar face in the midst. We are all so blessed…thank you Lord!

  3. John Garagliano said,

    September 4, 2007 at 8:30 pm

    Congratulations! She is adorable. I know how long you have waited, but when you finally hold her in your arms it will all be a memory. Our little girl from Fenyi was put in our arms exactly one year ago. Gong Jing Xiu, now known as Samantha Jing Xiu. Fenyi babies rock!

  4. susan said,

    September 4, 2007 at 8:56 pm

    Oh my! Those cheeks are just so precious! What a little cutie. Congratulations!

  5. shelly said,

    September 4, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    just as beautiful as can be… congratulations!

  6. Robin said,

    September 4, 2007 at 9:52 pm

    Congratulations on your referral, your daughter is absolutely beautiful! She was born on our daughter’s birthday, only 2 years later! She’s also adopted from China. We met her on 10/31/05…just after her first birthday. I’m so happy for your family!

  7. Lynn said,

    September 4, 2007 at 9:53 pm

    I just linked over from RQ…my first thought was “She’s Yummy”! So, so cute! Congratulations! I know this has been a long time coming, I can only imagine how over the moon you are right now!

  8. Adrienne said,

    September 4, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    She is adorable- big cheeks just like her big brother! Brad and I are so happy for all of you and we can’t wait to meet her in person.

  9. Ruth Ann said,

    September 4, 2007 at 11:17 pm

    So happy for you, Michael & Graham. It’s exciting that our family is growing and in such a special way. She is as cute as expected and what a memorable birthday you’ll have.

  10. Jill said,

    September 4, 2007 at 11:28 pm

    Congratulations new Mommy and Daddy! I can’t believe it finally happened! She is so very beautiful and will be so very loved! What a lucky little girl!

  11. Cousin Sam said,

    September 5, 2007 at 12:07 am

    I’m so excited for you guys! She’s absolutely adorable!

  12. September 5, 2007 at 12:10 am

    She is beautiful! Look at that precious face! So happy for you!

    Terri & Scott

  13. Shannon said,

    September 5, 2007 at 12:17 am

    Beautiful! Congratulations.

  14. Hal, Joy & Sarah McFeely said,

    September 5, 2007 at 12:23 am

    We are so happy for you! She is lovely and we can’t wait to meet her!!

  15. Molly said,

    September 5, 2007 at 12:30 am

    Oh, she is just beautiful!!!!

  16. Gina & Rob said,

    September 5, 2007 at 12:59 am

    We are soooo happy for you and can’t wait to meet her! She is just two weeks older than Lucas. We are planning to visit SC over Christmas, so we will see you all then! Much love to you all.

  17. Jamie said,

    September 5, 2007 at 1:05 am

    Yeah! Yeah! She is so cute! We can’t wait to meet her! She’s almost Kevin’s age so now they can play when Ben and Graham play 🙂 Congrats!

  18. Aunt Sandra said,

    September 5, 2007 at 1:57 am

    YES, YES, YES finally a face and what a face it is!!! Congrats to you guys and all of our family. She (name?) and Ellie will be such close cousins. Hurry and bring her home! 🙂 Love to all of you!

  19. The Mahoney's said,

    September 5, 2007 at 2:06 am

    AWWWWWWWW!!!!She is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!simply beautiful… those smotchable cheeks!!!!!!!!

    from NB,Canada
    lid Dec.19th/05

  20. Debz said,

    September 5, 2007 at 2:11 am

    Congrats! What an adorable little lady!!!

  21. Diana Rouse said,

    September 5, 2007 at 2:35 am

    Oooohhh, she is a honey!!!! Congratulations! We are blessed with a Jiangxi Jewel in our family too! You are in for the trip of a lifetime. China will be beautiful in October! Blessings to you as you prepare to bring your precious daughter home!

  22. kristen said,

    September 5, 2007 at 3:28 am

    OH! She is DARLING!!! And I never use that word… seriously. PRECIOUS.
    So cute!! Congrats!!

  23. Todd said,

    September 5, 2007 at 3:29 am

    Too cute, congrats and good luck on your new journey

  24. Cherith said,

    September 5, 2007 at 3:30 am

    She is utterly adorable!!!! Congratulations!

  25. iris said,

    September 5, 2007 at 11:14 am

    congratulations! she is beautiful!! she is so blessed to have a loving family to spend her life with… you are amazing people and we are so excited for you that your dream is finally coming to fruition!!! we can’t wait to meet her!

  26. Magi said,

    September 5, 2007 at 11:39 am

    She’s beautiful. Congratulations!

  27. Lisa said,

    September 5, 2007 at 2:24 pm

    She is so beautiful! Congrats!

  28. Amy said,

    September 5, 2007 at 6:11 pm

    Congrats on your precious baby! My daughter is also from Fenyi SWI. We traveled to get her in November, 2005 and she is 2.5 years old now. I just want to encourage you because Fenyi was a wonderful place for our daughter. The girls were very healthy and happy babies. I am just balling as I look at your beautiful daughter’s picture because I recognize all of the spots where she was photographed. Have fun on your journey and may God bless your family.

  29. Russell(pop pop) said,

    September 5, 2007 at 7:21 pm

    You and Michael have made me so proud Button:o) . You are the greatest parents that your new little girl could have ever hoped for. The both of you have been waiting so long for this day and it has finally come true. Graham will have his baby sister and I will have another Grand-Child. I love you both and your Mother would have been so proud of the two of you for having such big hearts. She looks beautiful and I will spoil her just like I have done with Graham…..Dad

  30. Ed said,

    September 5, 2007 at 9:56 pm


  31. roy and lori said,

    September 6, 2007 at 1:27 am

    Congratulations guys,
    She is beautiful! So adorable!

  32. Mary said,

    September 6, 2007 at 8:27 am

    Oh!!! She’s absolutely gorgeous!!!! I love her little referral picture….she needs someone to put a smile on her face!


  33. Heather said,

    September 7, 2007 at 2:36 pm

    She’s BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!! Those chubby cheeks and plump little lips are just too cute for words!

  34. Poppi Lewis said,

    September 8, 2007 at 3:07 pm

    I am very happy for all you guys (girls). I cannot think of any better family for little Ya Xue Gong to be a member of. She is a very lucky little girl. She is also very pretty and I also think that you are lucky to have such a beautiful little girl. Better find out what kind of music she likes. I think you may need to expand that music collection.

    Graham, congratulations! I know you will be a wonderful big brother and help show her the ropes. Maybe you can show her how to catch some fish.

  35. Julie and Tess said,

    September 9, 2007 at 2:11 pm

    She is sooooo sweet! Congrats!

  36. Aunt Melanie, mom to a spicy Jiangxi girl too! said,

    September 23, 2007 at 12:27 am

    I have been wanting to see her picture! Warning…Jiangxi girls are the Chinese would tell us when they asked where Ellie was from.
    We returned today back home and am looking forward for Ellie’s new cousin to join our family. We cant wait to tell you about Jiangxi, also.
    Melanie, David, Abigail, Caliegh and Ellie

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