Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mia Day

Gotcha!
 
And then started the crying....for mama and Mia.
After about an hour of crying and outright screaming, Mia finally took the doctored up American formula.
And all was right with the world.
And yes, she really is 22 pounds. Every single fat roll counts. Look at those thighs!
She has so much personality.
Mama and Mia love the Ergo carrier.
After a short nap, Mia's vivacious personality shined. 
She coos, she babbles, she grins, she laughs.
She seems to be a very happy girl.
And mama is very happy, too!

To see a few videos of that day click this post.

121 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hurrah hurrah hurrah! Congratulations, Mama! You have captured some beautiful pictures. Prayers for peace for both of you as you continue to get to know one another. Thanks for keeping the blog updated!
-michelle in texas

KJS said...

Krista, Mia is beautiful and I love her chunky legs. Her smile is to die for! Congratulations Krista and Mia, your momma is wonderful and has loved you for so long.

Polar Bear said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
Oh My Word! Mia is absolutely adorable!!!!
LOVE the pictures! Congratulations Mama!!!

Anonymous said...

She's absolutely beautiful!!! Her smile is wonderful! Happy, happy, happy for you and for Mia! (And now I have to go get some tissues because I'm crying, too.)

Teri

Shannon said...

ok krista! she is gorgeous!! love her smile and yours! congratulations mama and the baby!!

BevS97 said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! OH MY GOODNESS.... look at you and your beauiful baby girl! I could not be happier for you Krista! She is gorgeous and those smiles just melt my heart! Enjoy every minute with you daughter! Can you beleive you have her? What a blessing!

Lots of Love,

Lisa

Shannon said...

Oh Krista! She is gorgeous!! Love her smile and yours! Congratulations Mama and baby!!

Laura said...

OMG Krista - I'm so incredibly happy for you! She is absolutely gorgeous! And I love those thigh rolls - they are the cutest!! I know you are so happy!! Enjoy these moments to the fullest. :-)

dawn said...

OMG. she is gorgeous, absolutely beautiful. Congratulations Mama.

Elaine said...

Oh my! Your MIa is absolutely beautiful. The photo of the two of you looking into each other eyes (already!!!) is the best thing I've seen in a long, long time. Heartfelt congratulations - can't believe I'm the first to say it on this blog. Perks of living on the same side of the world that you are. May joy abound as you learn to know each other.

Twin Mommy said...

Congrats!! Words cannot express the emotion I have right now. I can't imagine what your going through. I am beyond happy for you. Can't wait to get to 'know' Mia through your blog!!!

Jen Z. said...

oh my lord. She is beautiful. Smiley. and Oh so chunky. Look at those legs! congrats Mommy!

Anonymous said...

I have cried in the office. So, so SO happy for you! May God bless you and your lovely daughter forever. Lots of love!

Nina

Anonymous said...

AHHHHHHH!!!!! She is beautiful and I am crying tears of joy! Congratulations mama!!! Those thighs are too much- I just want to squeeze and kiss them! Mia has a gorgeous smile and you really can see her amazing personality shine through in these pictures.

Kelli K

SJF said...

Awwww, she's so beautiful, CONGRATULATIONS!! Happy Gotcha Day Mia. You're such a cute chunky money, You two are so blessed to have one another!

(P.S. Leaving this in open ID/URL form because I'm having trouble signing into my blogspot)

Donna said...

Congratulations!!!! So happy for you!

Traci said...

I have no words........just sitting here enjoying with you. Congratulations, Mom & Mia. Great pics by Sis!!

Traci

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh Krista!!! I started crying when I saw the pictures! She is soooo beautiful and I love her smile!! I am so happy and excited for you! The best journey of your life just began. You are going to be a wonderful mom. Can't wait to meet Mia. Have a wonderfully, fantastic time in China getting to know your daughter and her birthplace! And keep sending pictures!!!! I LOVE looking at her! Happy Gotcha Day !! Finally!! Mia!!! Love ya, cuz Debbie

2china4S said...

Congratulations, Mia is just beautiful. OMG, those thighs, it would be so difficult for me to resist pinching. :)

La-La-Liene said...

How very, very awesome for both of you! Mia finally has her mama and you finally have the baby girl you've waited so long for.

She is absolutely precious and her smile is infectious. It's exactly what I needed to start my morning!

Catherine said...

Oh K!! Mia is adorable!!! So many beautiful smiles and giggles already! She looks absolutely perfect in your arms Mommy!! Heh...love those theighs! Check out all the great eye contact! Beyond thrilled for you!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Catherine & Hannah xoxo
PS - Hannah and I looked at your pictures together. She just kept saying More Mia....more!

Anonymous said...

delurking to say Congrats! She is beautiful!! You guys look great together!

Patti
Ontario, Canada
LID Jul 5/06

Anonymous said...

She is gorgeous! The Pic of you and her looking at each other is priceless. Congrats and enjoy the rest of your trip! Cheryl from Massachusetts.

Mom aka Grandma said...

OMG, I AM IN LOVE!!!!!! She is absolutely gorgeous and you two look perfect together! I cannot believe those fat rolls! I never would have believed she was that big. Her personality just shines, what a happy girl and mama looks pretty happy, too!

Stephe said...

Awe, CONGRATS!!! I am so EXCITED for the both of you!!!! Enjoy EVERY moment in China, it'll be over before you can blink! Lucky MAMA!!!!! Hugs. Stephe & Giorgia

Ani said...

I am CRYING as I read and type - congratulations on FINALLY having Mia in your arms, because you have LONG held her in your heart.
She is the cutest little itty bitty chunky baby girl. May your transition into a family of 2 continue to be smooth.
Congrats again!

Julie said...

At long last! Congratulations!!!!!!! Love the chubby thighs!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. So thrilled for you and Mia! She's a chunky beauty!!

Julia said...

Incredible photos of your day. Sending you and Mia a huge Congratulations for finally finding each other.

Johnny said...

Hooray

val said...

Congratulations....she is beautiful! Love the fat rolss!

Anonymous said...

What beautiful pictures! Congratulations!

Carrie said...

Mis is beautiful and so are the pictures! Your sister captured wonderful moments of your "Gotcha Day"! So so happy for you! Keeping y'all in my prayers!

Debberoo said...

Oh she is so lovely! Many, many congratulations! Just love those chubby legs, so gorgeous! You look radiant!

Chris said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! She is absolutely adorable!!

shelley said...

wow....absolute perfection!!!!!!!!!!! I am in love with those thighs!!!

Anonymous said...

Tears flowing - How truly sweet and beautiful Mia is and what a special mom you are. Many congratulations.
Cherish Each and Every Moment

Sue E. from IL

Michal said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
She's amazing.
I can not believe her legs- omg I would be in Heaven!
It's so good to see her smiling. It looks like she had excellent care while waiting for you.
You two look perfect together.

Kim said...

LOVE IT... Toooo cute..
Her smile is priceless..
Hugz..
Sooooo happy for you ..

Anonymous said...

Long time reader but I've never commented. I'm so happy for you! To finally hold that precious girl must be the best feeling. She's beautiful. Safe travels and good luck.

Amber

Ang said...

WONDERFUL!!!!!!! Congrats to Momma & Mia! I can see the love between both already.
(Hi Aunt Carla!)

MotherMotherOcean said...

That just made my day. You look at total peace. She is beautiful. Yeah!

Nicole said...

Oh Krista she is so, so gorgeous!! I can't believe she actually weighs 22 lbs...those little pudge rolls are so cute! I am so over-the-top happy for you! You deserve this child and you will be the most amazing mother to her. Congratulations!!

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

Congratulations Krista! I'm certain this moment was everything you ever dreamed it would be! :-) Mia is beautiful and her name suits her well! You both look very happy.

Reena said...

Oh, she sure is sweet! Congratulations!

BioFrog said...

What a wonderful post to wake up to!! So happy for you and Mia. And who wouldn't love that smile?! Wow.

Anonymous said...

OMG, Krista!!! You're a MOM!! She is just beautiful and you are BEAMING! :) I LOVE LOVE LOVE those fat rolls! SOOOOOO amazingly happy for you! We are definitely going to have to make a stop on our next trip through OH to meet this gorgeous girl! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! *(Kimnlogan)

Lost and Found said...

MAMA-MIA (really) I love those thighs. Em was 23 pounds when I adopted her at 27 months. Mia is adorable!!!!!

Rhonda said...

Congratulations MOMMY!

Mia is beyond gorgeous, and I can't get over those legs!

Amy said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations!

Sarah in MT said...

And finally...Mia! We've been waiting for her smile and it was worth it - Mia is adorable! You both look so incredibly happy together. Wonderful photos that really captured the moment. Welcome to our family, Mia! You been long awaited and are much loved already.

Juliette said...

Congratulations Mommy! Mia is so lovely, loving her smile so much.
Have a fantastic time getting to know each other.

Luna said...

I'm sooooooo happy for you and for Mia!!! Together at last!!!!! OMG, those thighs are to die for!! She's just absolutely perfect.

Briana's Mom said...

She is precious! I am so happy for you!!! She looks absolutely perfect in your arms. That smile lights up a room! And what a healthy girl! Congratulations!!!!

Donna said...

What a happy baby! You are blessed, Krista! Big hugs to both of you!

Donna

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Mommy! She is gorgeous beyond words and you make such a beautiful family!!

Kayce said...

MAJOR happy tears streaming here!!!! I am beyond happy for you!!!! She looks fabulous!!!!!! And that smile...OMG!!! SO happy Krista! Enjoy the days ahead as you discover everything about each other! :) Love your Ergo!!!

prechrswife said...

She is just adorable! Love those legs and all that hair!

Dusty from the Tonggu group

Jannine said...

Congratulations, Krista! She is so beautiful! Her smile is amazing and it is matched only by yours. Glorious!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, Krista, what a sweet wee peach! Love, wendyZ XO

Julie said...

My heart just got three sizes bigger looking at these pictures and the way she melts into you!!! And don't get me started on those fabulous thighs... Enjoy getting to know your girl!!!

The H Family said...

I have chills!!! Krista I am overjoyed for you! Mia is precious! Words can not describe how happy I am for you! I have tears!!! Love to you both!!! Enjoy!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I am so so so so so so incredibly happy for you and how gorgeous she is... and her chunky legs... got love some baby chunks :)

Heidi said...

Congratulations on your beautiful family. I just read through your whole blog (from Catherine's blog) and cried!

Anonymous said...

I'm a long time reader and I believe a first time commenter. Your precious baby girl is so beautiful. She looks happy, healthy, and ready for her new adventure. You two look like you have been best friends since the beginning of time. Love it! =)

Miche said...

Oh my GOD, what an amazing blessing!! She seems like the perfect match for you-you both are just shining. I am SO so happy for you!! I was talking to my husband late last night wondering if you were meeting her yet-Oh the pictures are just too wonderful and amazing!!! Oh Krista, I am so excited for you both; huge congrats to you and your beautiful daughter. She is one blessed little kid to get such an amazing mommy!

Shannon said...

Congratulations! You two look wonderful together!

Gail said...

OMG!!! Mia is soooo precious!! Happy tears for you and Mia! What a happy baby!
Congratulations!
Never doubted the 20 lb. baby! I think its all in her thighs! lol!

Tonya said...

What a BEAUTIFUL sight! Congrats!!! Just wait, as the days pass, you will see so much more of her personality..she will really begin to open up more and more each day! What a chunky monkey. My 16 month old is only 18 pounds and my 27 month old is only 21 pounds....wow! What a cutie you have!!!!!!

Jenn said...

Congratulations! You look so happy, and Mia is simply adorable.

Anonymous said...

For two days now Blog-ger won't let me post as me, so I post this way. FINALLY!! I am so very, very happy for you!

Paul said...

Congrats, you brought tears of joy to my eyes. I cannot wait till it is our turn.

Kristine said...

Those Tongue girls have such beautiful smiles!!!!!!! So well cared for and loved... CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kristen said...

So very happy for you Krista. These pictures show the pure happiness on your face and the happy personality of your gorgeous Mia. The picture of her looking at you is simply beautiful. Congrats again.
~Kristen
Blogger won't let me sign in...

Our Journey to China said...

She is absolutely gordeous!!!!! Congratulations! (Another Tonggu Sweetie Momma)

Selkie Mom said...

Beautiful smile, Congratulations Mommy!

Karen said...

Oh wow... congratulations to you and Mia!!!

Elicia said...

Long time lurker (several friends have done international adoption, so it has a special place in my heart).... just had to say congrats - she's beautiful and precious!

Laurie said...

Oh, Krista! She is just beautiful! I wasn't expecting to since we don't know each other in "real" life, but I am sitting here crying I am so happy for you.

She has so much personality, it is showing through in the pictures. It looks like things are going very smoothly-she's eating, smiling, making eye contact. Enjoy every moment of this unforgettable journey.

I loved my Ergo too. Isn't it the most surreal feeling when she lays her head down on your chest?

Hugs~

Circe said...

Mia is gorgeous and beautiful! I can see her personality just bursting through. And the fat rolls! So cute! I'm a friend of Catherine, and just had to say congratulations. It brings back memories of our Gotcha Day five years ago. It's an amazing experience.

LeeAnne (OziMum) said...

Be still my heart! Simply perfect. So so happy for you Krista! Little Mia has been such a long time coming... but the match couldn't be more perfect! Mia looks so happy (as does Mama!!!)

(can I just say... THOSE LEGS!!!! OMG!!!! what a very well cared for baby!!!)

Kristy said...

AOh my goodness she is precious, adorable, beautiful, perfect just everything good and it is even better to see her in your arms!!!! I have to laugh at those little rolls, Franceska is 21 months old almost 22 months and she weighs 23 lbs!!! LOL

Krista I am so over he moon happy for you!!!!

Love and so many Blessings, Kristy

Lisa~~ said...

FINALLY!!! Congrats Mama. Love those chunky thighs.

Andrea said...

I've never commented here before...I followed your sister's blog to this one...but I just have to say Mia is the most beautiful baby! She reminds me of the old Gerber baby pictures! Congratulations!

Kelli said...

yay yay yay!!! how absolutely perfect! What a sweet smile..those are not the easiest to come by on that first day!!! :) I think we have that very same pic, of Mama with Baby in the ergo on the bus going back to the hotel....and utter satisfaction and sleepy baby!
She is just beautiful! What a healthy little girl, those fat rolls are telling for sure...she was well fed! :) That's a GREAT thing! So happy to read these wonderful words and see these amazing pics today!! Sending you all big hugs and lots of well wishes for a great rest of your time in China!!!
Kelli, Jeremy & Madeline!

Anonymous said...

At last...you two look beautiful together. I guess they do know how to match the right babies with the right mommies huh. Congrats again

Bobbie In Canada

Wendy said...

Gorgeous! Love her fat rolls!!!!!!!!!!!

Michael and Tammy said...

Congratulations!!! she is soooo cute and WOW those legs!!! I came to your blog through my friend Catherine'a

congrats again - enjoy!!

Anonymous said...

I am so crazy happy for you, and those thighs are absolutely perfect!!!! You can tell she was loved! What a wonderful day!!

Tara from Florida

Melanie said...

I'm soooo happy for you!!! After years of lurking and just few comments you might not know me but I'm sooooo happy for you and Mia. She's adorable!!

Jen said...

I can't even begin to express how happy I am for you and for Mia! Miss Mia your mommy has waited so very very long for you and I know without a single doubt you will be the happiest child in the world because you are so very loved. All of my congratulations to you both :)

Anonymous said...

F-I-N-A-L-L-Y, She is beautiful, well worth the wait. Congrats!!!!

A Beautiful Mess said...

Happy day!! She looks like one happy little ergo girl!!

Enjoy your time in China....it goes quick!

Colleen said...

I love the photos and Mia has the most beautiful smile!! :)

Katrina Johnson said...

Congratulations!!! I'm crying just reading/looking at your pictures. Yes! Finally! Mia! :)

Emily said...

She is amazing! I am so happy for you! Enjoy every minute of your precious time with her!

Tracy said...

Let me at those thighs! She is a cutie! Congrats!

Shauna and MacLean said...

What an amazing day! She is beautiful and you are glowing mama! Loving those ham hocks! Yeah

Debbie said...

Waterworks!!! She's awesome, you're awesome, and all truly is right with the world!! Great Work Mama. Congratulations ... Mia's beautiful -- love those "American Thighs"!!

Jeanne said...

A long time lurker - just had to say Many many congratulations on your precious baby, she is adorable.

Jen said...

Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow!!!!!!!!!!!! What special moments, and the emotions those photos took me through from the terror of those first cries to the sweet delight in those smiles! How precious. Enjoy. So glad you're loving the Ergo. It was a lifesaver for me!

kim647 said...

she is absolutly beautiful..congrats to you both. Kim Coleman

Isabel said...

She is absolutely adorable. Congratulations!
XOXOXO

Anonymous said...

We are so happy for you! We had tears in our eyes. Carla did a great job with the pics!
We can't wait to see more pics. Reading this blog has been so much fun! It's like being in China with you! Congratulations!

Wendy, Carree, Sarah, and Janet
(from Good Sam Hospital)

Anonymous said...

Alicia in DC said...

Looking at these photos, I just can't stop smiling. I love the one where Mia's snuggled on your chest, and the one where she's gazing into your eyes.It doesn't get much better than that!

I'm so happy for you both, and so glad Carla's there to share the moment, too. Welcome to the family, little girl!

M3 said...

Just had to come back and look at those sweet cheeks and legs. Hello Miss Adorable!!!! And congratulations beautiful mama.

Lynne said...

So happy to see you together! She is sooooo adorable!

Anonymous said...

She is so sweet. Congratulations!!

Clarisa said...

Oh wow, she is beautiful! Congratulations!!! The two of you look so happy and so, so perfect together.

Patricia/NYC said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
What a CUTIE!!!!

Sarah in MT said...

Just to let you know how this joyous day has created a ripple throughout the country...I had to share your story with my manager, who lives in Roanoke, VA. He and his wife adopted their 2nd child, who's now 7, from China. When I told him today was your "Gotcha Day" and described the photos, he actually said he got chills hearing it and remembering their time in China with their new daughter. It's just amazing how many people are sharing in your joy today, Krista. May you continue to hold these memories in your heart forever.

Anonymous said...

OH my gosh! SCREAM!She is so Precious! Love her chunks of love :) I am so happy for you two. You are just perfect together!!! Blogger will only let me comment anon
Jenny www.waiting4abby.blogspot.com

Life with Kaishon said...

Congratulations on your sweet baby girl! LOVE these beautiful pictures of the moment unfolding. She is precious!

Christi and Abbey said...

So wonderful! Thrilled for you two!!

Diana said...

Mia is beautiful and seeing her in your arms is wonderful!!! Your sister did a great job taking pictures as they are all great. Congratulations and I am so happy for you..(I think I have been here looking at both of around 5 times today and this was without power and internet for hours:)

Mireille said...

So so precious!! What a great series of pictures, a moment to never forget!! She is just adorable!! What a lovely child! I remember those first moments as well.... 9 years ago now, but still vividly in my mind!
Greetings from South Africa!

Tara dS said...

Congratulations! You and Mia are so lucky to have found each other. Reading your blog brings back many joyful memories of meeting my two children, who we adopted last year. Look forward to your many adventures as a new family!

Alison & Mali Sue said...

Oooohhh my goodness - congrats, Mommy!!! What a gorgeous little girl! Enjoy every moment b/c 1 day u will turn around & she'll be nearly 7 yrs old (yikes!). XoXo

the meaklims said...

I couldn't help but comment. She is the most precious baby I've seen in a long time! Pure adorable.

Congratulations to a very happy Mommy!
Jill (from Ottawa)

kitchu said...

better late than never in saying: i love you both. SO much.

and congratulations mom and daughter.

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