Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Introducing...the Princess...

So many emotions in one day. How many tears of joy have been shed over this precious little baby girl today? It is such a humbling experience...we are so blessed.

Dori Grace was born on August 22...and she's a tiney little thing...5 pounds, 5 oz...if my calculations are correct...and she is in Can Tho.

And I, the one that has dreaded this trip from day one, can't WAIT to get on that freakin' plane!

Here is our perspective:

Me: "WB, we've got a big surprise for you."

WB: "We're number one on the list?"

Me: "No....better than that!"

(He looks dazed and confused)

Me: "What's better than being number one on the list?"

WB: "Getting to go to T*R*Us and buying everything I want?????"

Me: "Better...they found Dori Grace!"

His eyes light up and he jumps into my arms and he hugs my neck as I cry on his shoulder.

We've finally got a sister.

Thank you Lord.


Scott and Leslie said...

Oh Leigh! She is beautiful! She is in the same outfit that Avery was in her referral picture and all of that hair...they look so much alike (heheheh). Congratulations!!!!!!

Ruth said...

Leigh! she is just beautiful. And yes, her hair reminds me of izzy's :). Gotta love all that hair. And i love WB's reaction. Priceless for sure.

Jessica said...

She is Adorable. I love all that hair. Maybe some day Emaline will grow a head of hair too lol. Congrats

rachel said...

She is beautiful!!! Wow and that hair! Congrats again!!!

David, Shelly and the girls said...

She is beautiful! I love the hair. Glad she's keeping my Kaden company until we can bring our Can Tho kids home!!! Shelly Cline--also in OKC!

Our Family said...

Awe! She is so cute. WB's reaction was just so sweet. I am so happy for you guys! Congratulations.

Dianna said...

What a beautiful princess for your family! Congratulations!

Dan and Elisabeth said...

She is beautiful!!! I am so excited for your family. Can't wait to follow your journey.

Daniel and Jamie said...

Congrats! She is beautiful! And your feeling of her being born was really close.

Laura said...

Congratulations! What a doll! I was just scrolling back through your post about feeling like she had been born - how crazy that Dori was just a week old when you wrote that! I hope your wait is a short one and that your sweet baby girl is soon in your arms.

Julie said...


She is such a beauty. I am so excited for you.

Here's to hoping for a short wait to travel.


Erin said...

"They found Dori Grace." How absolutely perfect. Congratulations, Leigh!

jjm said...

A beautiful story and a beautiful daughter. Congratulations!!

Lawyerish said...

You really knew your daughter was out there, Leigh!! You were right. What an awesome story.

She is gorgeous. Congratulations!!

Cindy said...

Midori is so beautiful! Congrats on your new daughter! I hope it's not long before she is in your arms!!

Steve said...

Not to copy everyone's comments but, SHE'S BEAUTIFUL! Oh, I'm soo extremely happy for you. And, I'm excited to see her and tell her about her wonderful family waiting for her.

Many Hugs & Shared tears of JOY - Christi

Heather said...

Yay! I'm so very happy for you!!!

Tricia & Kirk said...

Oh my gosh!!!!!! I am happy happy happy for you!!! YEA!!!

Nadra said...

Leigh....she is precious. Congratulations!!!

Chuck and Jean Anne said...

Oh!! We saw your little princess when we were in Can Tho. She was only 18 days old at the time and so tiny!!

I have a picture of my wife holding her. We'll get it to Jynger so she can send it to you.

Bill, Paula & Will Cook said...

What a lovely thing! It seems that she was totally worth the wait! :) We are also in the north OKC area, and some of us have been getting together for playtime for the kids and chat-time for the Moms. We'd love to have you too! E-mail me at if you are interested!

S. said...

Oh congratulations! What a beautiful baby!

Adoption Timeline

  • 01/01/08 - Home at Last
  • 12/24/07 - G & R
  • 12/18/07 - Travel
  • 12/7/07 - Travel Packet/VISA Authorization
  • 12/06/07 - I-600 Approval
  • 11/16/07 - I-600 Received for Review
  • 09/26/07 - Referral
  • 03/23/07 - Log in Date
  • 02/23/07 - Dossier to Vietnam
  • 02/08/07 - Dossier to Agency
  • 08/08/06 - Switched to Vietnam Program from China Program