Wednesday, September 24, 2008

And the winner is....

Well, I have so many little girl clothes, shoes, hats, etc...
I have premade scrapbooks that can't be boyified... no matter how hard I try.
Each outfit that I bought and scrapbook page I made...
I tried to envision what my little girl would look like.
Of course, in my mind... she was perfect!

As we've been packing for this trip... I've been preparing to meet a little boy... just in case... I was fine with that and knew that I would love him just as much (but have to do some big time shopping).

Let me introduce to you.... our baby...
our little GIRL! Alia Lynn

She is exactly the little girl that fits in the clothes that I have picked out, the asian bedding (and the animal bedding that was just in case of a little boy), and in our hearts. You should see her daddy! He can't stop asking to hold her... which if you know Brad... is quite surprising. :)

This little girl threw up on my jeans... didn't bother me... weird.

This little girl grins each time she sees either of us (my mom says it must be gas). ;)
Amazing! Worth every thing that we have had to go through... more than I can even say!
A whole new meaning to the trust thing... not that I didn't have doubts... because I did, but... I knew we were called to be here and that God would have something amazing for us here.

So, really all I can tell you is that she is 7 months old and is too big for size 3-6 month which is what she is always wearing... :)

More soon.
We love you all! Thanks for waiting while we told our families! Brad and Steph

p.s. Alea, Sophie, and Alia will need to get together ASAP... we can take lots of pictures! :)


Baby Kaz Moore said...

Congratulations and best wishes from Austin, Texas! Susan & Griffin

Kim said...

Yay! Congrats, you two.....
I knew if I kept getting up at the crack of dawn to check your blog, there would eventually be some news! Although when your mom said that things were going very well this time, I pretty much figured what that meant.

Sounds like she is about the age that Hannah was when we got her referral. 7 months, just under 13 lbs, and wearing 3-6 month size.

Praise the Lord, Im so excited for you and Brad!

*and yes, I did get up at 4:30 to check your blog for more info (like a dork)Lol!

Pudgy Pencils said...

Micah was my alarm clock super early this morning to remind me to get up and see how things were going on the other side of the globe...oh yay yay yay!! :) We will continue to pray every step of the way until you are home with your precious Alia :) Many congratulations and huge, huge e-hugs from all of us!! :)
Love, Jen, Brian and Micah ;)

nancy h said...

Finally!!! And how long has this "pregnancy" lasted? I think you have all the long labor stories beat:) However, sounds like it's been worth everything and I am so happy for all three of you. She's 7 months, so that would put her birthday sometime near February. Hugs and Kisses all around, guys. And I'm so glad you got hold of the parents, I was about to go nuts, waiting:()

jeff said...

Congratulations guys...I'm VERY happy and excited for you all. I can't wait to meet her and help her become a Cubs fan!!! (LOL)

AuntieL said...

and just as we knew He would -- GOD is amazing us all! Praise Him, Praise Him!

Love you guys and love little Alia!

Auntie L

Grace Ann said...

Awesome! I can't wait to meet her! I can just imagine what a beautiful baby! Send pics and send them fast.. I can start on that powerpoint as soon as I get some pics and info! I can't wait.... Oh! PRAISE THE LORD!! I can't wait to see Brad hold that baby! I just rememeber when he held Matthew and Emma.. he looked so funny!, I wonder ....

Love ya guyz!

teresamartinpike said...

Oh, you guys.... I am SO happy for you ALL. God is SO amazing, so faithful and perfect. I can hardly wait to see pictures! Is she Kazakh like Sophie?
I'm usually the first one on here to post to you guys and I was a slacker today!! of all days!
Anyhow, I already love Alia and can't wait to get her, Sophie and Alea together like you said. :-)

hope to skype soon!

Love ya

Becca & Nathan Cress said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! I am soo happy for you guys...Send pictures of her as soon as you can...Praise the Lord...I've been checking everyday and today you have made my day.
Love you guys,
Becca, Nathan & the boys

Christy said...

Brad and Stephanie,

Congratulations! We're very excited for you! Alia sounds just perfect! We're so glad to hear that things are going so well for you this time around! We're excited to see pictures and hope you will be able to go home with her soon!

Brian, Christy, Hannah, and Caleb Burchett (Brian D's sister)

Anonymous said...

WOW! We are so happy for you guys! Thanks for unpausing the movie for us...What an emotional ending!A real tear jerker (in a good way)! We can't wait to meet Alia! We will continue to pray that everything goes smoothly and according to his perfect plan!
Congrats! :) : ) :)
Tim and Julie

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! We're happy for you. Can't wait to me meet her.

BTW, Gibby, Dooz and myself are going to the Cards game on Saturday. We'll be thinking of you.


Anonymous said...

I'm getting all verklempt back here!

Talk amongst yourselves. Here's a topic: Grim Fairy Tales ... why so Grim? This one awesome tale that came true! Congrats you two! Can't wait to see li'l Alia.

Lenny K./VCU

Heckert's Highway said...

Praise God!!! I am so very happy for the both of you!!! I can't wait to see her:O) Alea is very excited too, she can't wait for her new cousin to come home!! It sounds like Alia is the same size as Alea now. She just moved out of 3-6 month sizes too. Oh, I just can't wait to see her. We definitely have to get Sophie, Alia and Alea together for pictures. I have my skype hooked up, so you can try anytime to get me either at kazheckerts or heckert5. God is so awesome!!! Love you, Jenn

anne said...

So happy and thankful to hear your news and can't wait to see Alia!!
It's awesome how this all fell together in such a great way.
We know that God has a wonderful plan for your this little girl.
Love to you all--Ron & Anne

Miranda said...

YAY!!! She can wear the Wonder Woman onesie!!!!!!!! I can't wait to hear more about her!!

Misty said...

Yeah! Sorry we haven't posted! My computer has been down for the count. I'm so excited for you both...all three of you! I was surprised to read about Brad's new attraction to babies, but Clint said that it was the same for him...when it was his own little girl! Love you.