Tuesday, February 06, 2007

We Have Lily Rose

We have our beautiful daughter. This is a day I will never forget. Of course I got up early and posted (I will talk more about that later) and must have changed my outfit like 5 times. We went downstairs much to early and waited for our guide. When he got here my heart started to pound and didn't stop until a little while ago. We get to the Civil Affairs Building @ 11:15 am and we go up to the 3rd floor and there she is. The cutest little girl in her beautiful red outfit and as we walk in she starts to cry. Well, that was my cue because I started to cry also. So after the Coming to China Travel Letter was checked and our passports were checked they handed Lily Rose to me and she cried for a little and then she went to Anthony and cried a little more. After a few minutes she stopped completely. We took our picture and then we left.

When we got back to the hotel, we gave her a bath and she really didn't like that at all. We put on an outfit that the Cox family gave her and she looked really cute in it. Anthony went downstairs and I gave her Cheerio's and she just held them in her hand. So I took one and ate it and made all kinds of noise as I ate it and all of a sudden she let out the biggest belly laugh. That was it she laughed all day after that.

Our guide came and we went back to the civil affairs office and signed our paperwork and spoke to the nanny and we were told that Lily was a very popular baby in the SWI. She said that everyone was very sad to see her go. I asked her for her email address so that I could send pictures of Lily to her. She was very happy and gave it to me and took mine too.

Then we did a little shopping because Lily doesn't like our formula so I went and got the kind that she had in the SWI. I bought her some shoes and an outfit that was so cute. Then we came back to the hotel and we went to eat. Boy does she like to eat. Hey mom, she really likes food and when you put something in her mouth she has a huge smile on her face. When we got back to the room after dinner she was so tired. As soon as her pj's went on she fell asleep. What a beautiful baby she is. We are so happy.

Hey Joseph, she looked at your picture all day today. She is going to love her big brother. I miss you so much and I love you even more. It's hard for me to be away from you and sometimes I can't breath. Mommy can't wait to see you and hug you and just be with you. I love you and will see you soon.


AnnaClaire's Jie Jie said...

Lily Rose is beautiful!!!!! Congrats!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have been checking your blog about every 5 seconds this morning!! Lisa, she is so beautiful!! I can't wait to hear more.

Congratulations again!

Day 48

Anonymous said...

I can't stop looking at her. She is absolutely beautiful. Tears of joy are streaming down my face right now. I can't wait to see you guys and to meet Lily Rose. Word cannot express how happy I am. I love you both so much.


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Congratulations~ she is absolutely stunning! I know you are so thrilled. After all your ups and downs and waiting, you finally have your precious daughter!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa & Anthony,

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am sitting here with tears streaming down my face because I am so happy for you guys - and so happy for Lily Rose too to be joining such a wonderful family. She is truly a beautiful baby and will blend so nicely into your family. Lee, I just hung up with your mom - I HAD to call her to tell her how amazing I think Lily is.

Lee, I know how much you miss Joseph, but keep in mind that as a result of the two weeks apart, Joseph will have a lifetime to share with his new baby sister!

I love you guys and cannot wait to meet Lily in person!


The Heller's said...

She is absolutely gorgeous and I have tears in my eyes! I am SO thrilled for you both. What a beautiful family. The love in both of your eyes is such a joy to behold. Can't wait to see more pics and to someday let our two "Lily's...Lilly's" play together! YIPEEE!!
Love you,

Anonymous said...

Oh my God.....Lily Rose is soooooooooo gorgeous!! May God keep all of you safe til your return. How was your first night? Did Lily eat and sleep well? Did you sit up and watch her all nite????? God love her. Can't wait to hold her!.......

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa, How are you? You don't know me, My name is Melissa. I am a good friend of your cousin Janine. She has been letting me know what has been going on with you and I just wanted to let you know that what you and your husband are doing is fantastic. I know that Lily Rose is going to be a very happy little girl. I hope one day I can meet you and your family. Janine is very lucky to have a cousin like you. There should be more people in the world like you and your husband. Good luck with Lily and God Bless you and your family.

Anonymous said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations!!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry! I forgot to sign my name:)

I wrote she is beautiful and congratulations!

Blessings, Tracy in VA
Also with Adoption House :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa & Anthony, Wow you finally have Lily Rose in your arms. We started this journey with you way back when. We saw the emotional times with this whole process and we tried to help you through them. We finally got to the end, THANK GOD all of our prayers and support helped to get you guys there. She is absoultly BEAUTIFUL. We can not wait to meet her and hold her. What a wonderful family Lily has been blessed with. She is a very lucky little girl, and we are very fortunate to have been blessed with her. Love you all Joe & Maryann PS: Great pictures of her and she has more hair then we expected, she is adorable

Anonymous said...

We're hooked! She is so cute! Sean and I are very excited for you both.


Anonymous said...

Lisa & Anthony, the little girl you first dreamed about and then waited, and prayed for is finally yours! I write to you teary-eyed, just imagining how it must feel to finally hold her in your arms.
Lily Rose, I can't wait to hold you myself! I saw your pictures and you are beautiful - hurry home!
Aunt Siri

Grandma Lily said...

Hi Lisa and Anthony,

The reason why Lily Rose is so beautiful is because she looks like her grandmother Lily!! :)

I am very proud of what you have accomplished in your lives. It takes very, very special people to care and love the way you do.

Get her home safe and sound where she belongs forever!

Have a safe journey home!

Mom - with open arms & a big heart

Anonymous said...

oh my god she is the cutest little baby i've ever seen and i can't wait to meet her..im so happy for you guys..see you when you come home love you.


Jenni said...

Oh my gosh!! She is just so beautiful!! What a beautiful family you are!! Joseph is going to love the heck out of her!! Congrats to you all!

Nathan & Emily's Mommy said...

Congrats!!! She is beautiful!!!

Marilyn, Paul, PJ, & Chris said...


I remember when it was my turn in Changsha and we emiled each other. Lily Rose is beautiful. I'm so happy for you and your family. It was nice to see Jackie's smiling face. He was our guide too. I wish you peace and joy on the remainder of your journey.


Marilyn Rhude, Mum to Lauren

kris said...

She is gorgeous!!