June 27, 2006

One more Picture

Oh I just LOVE HER!! This makes it even harder. Please pray we get our 797 early!!

Updated Pictures

Oh my we got these pictures today from Karla at LL. Isnt she precious!! I wonder if she is walking. She looks so big!!! I have bought a TON of 6-9 mos clothes but by the looks of those chubby arms I might be returning them!!

June 22, 2006

We made it to CIS

Ok after 5 weeks and 4 days we have made it to CIS. I am really hoping our stay there will be a short one! 4 weeks or less. One of my friends got TA in 77 days!! Oh I hope ours will be that short!! We want our baby Xian Xian!!

Thank you Kim and Matthew

A big humongous THANK YOU to Kim and Matthew for putting my song on the blog...this song just totally fits our adoption of little Xian Xian. Also thanks for my "ticker" Kim. I sure hope your ladybug holds on till your DTC. Thanks for all your help!!

June 19, 2006

Still not at CIS...

Ok...I have to vent a little here. It has now been over 5 weeks that our Homestudy has been at DHR. I just recently heard that the wait at CIS is now 7 weeks...so worse case scenario and ours IS at CIS for 7 weeks it will be Nov or Dec..before we get out sweet Sophie. Please pray with us that our forms will be expedited at CIS. It is so hard seeing her precious face and knowing she is ours ..we just cant get her soon enough.

June 13, 2006

Waiting brothers and sister

The siblings had some sweet wishes for their little sister. Elizabeth wished that she was being well taken care of and fed. Micah wishes that she will like to fish as much as he does and Tyler wishes she will like to make her toys fight each other. :)

First Birthday cake

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!!

Happy Birthday to our sweet little one. We had a little first birthday party for her and we had to light the candle 3 times and sing Happy Birthday 3 times so each of the kids could blow out the candle and make a wish for her...well as we sang they said..Happy Birthday dear Sophie Grace..Happy birthday to you..lol. So maybe her name will be Sophie. We all had wishes for her. Mine was that she could feel the love we have for her everyday but especially today. Now..should we spell it Sophie or Sofie..and how much of her chinese name Ji Ru Xian should we use..those are the questions we are pondering.

June 10, 2006

Girls Day OUT!!

Fortune cookie

Last night Bert, EG and I ate at the japanese restaraunt here in Trussville,,,well they gave out fortune cookies at the end and here is what mine said..and I quote..
"Remember three months from this date. Good things are in store for you."
Isnt that so cool. I know we wont have our baby in 3 mos but as some very wise friends told me ..maybe we will have travel approval in 3 mos. YEAH!! Coming to get you baby Sophie Mary Ellen Bella Lilly Kate Xian Xian Pierce! lol..we cant decide on her name!

June 9, 2006

One more try!!!!!

If you are reading this blog you probably already know our story..BUT just in case you dont here it is.
We are Bert and Tina Pierce from Alabama. We have been blessed w/ 3 beautiful biological children ages 6, 8 and 10. We were pretty sure we were done having children by any way, make or form until we went to a Save a Life banquet last year with some dear friends of ours. That kind of put the thought in the back burner of our brains. We knew if we were to adopt it would be a girl and that it would be international. There were just too many things we considered risks with domestic adoption. China was the first country Bert and I were drawn too. We have tried looking/considering other countries but just felt like our daughter was in China... condensed version= In march 2006 we decided for sure we were going to do this. We were very interested in minor special needs. We let out social worker know this. After a few dissapointments and a miracle (the family that was going to adopt our daughter was not able to continue) on May 30th we received our referral for Ji Ru Xian..who we think we are going to name Sophie/Sofie.She was born w/ a VSD(congenital heart disease). We are pretty sure the hole has closed on its own. Micah also was born with this. She will be one June 13th. We hope to travel in Oct at the latest.