Yesterday we received these wonderful new pictures of Shepherd!! They were taken on Chinese New Year’s Eve and evidently they had quite a celebration! While our little man refuses to send us a smile, he is evidently up for eating just about anything those ladies are offering, so that’s a good sign! Chris and I had to giggle at the ridiculousness of the amount (and what the heck is it, it looks like a big ol’ rib!) they are trying to put into that teeny tiny mouth of his. But he’s opening up like a little bird… gosh, I just can’t WAIT to scoop him up in my arms!!! We also received updated measurements: our boy, at 15 months, is weighing in at 20 pounds and is 29 inches! If these are accurate, he’s between the the 25 and 50% for Chinese boys in weight and between 10 and 25% for Chinese boys in height. The good news is, he’s growing! He now has 7 teeth, too 🙂
Thanks to all the support we’ve received from you guys, we are that much closer to bringing our little peanut HOME!!
Wow! That is quite a BASH they are having! I am amazed by the wonderful care that your little guy is receiveing. I know the wait to travel is IMPOSSIBLY hard but that is so well cared for must ease your mind a lot. 🙂
That is soooo funny!! A big ol’ rib is right! What a tiny little guy he is (when compared to my chunk of a boy)! He is getting more handsome by the update!!!!
look at all those little nannies lovin on him…that has to make your heart smile. It looks like he is the star of the party..LOL… and man, the boy can eat. I want my baby back , baby back, baby back…(please tell me you have a chilis near you and know what I am saying..LOL)
Happy picture day!
Oh my goodness, he is a doll!
Oh how wonderful. I know how updated pics can make your day! Please pray for our TA…my heart aches to hold my girl~
Michelle - Blessed Mother of Two says
Oh, how wonderful to get updated photos!! He is such a cutie!! Good thing he’s got 7 teeth. He needs all of them for what those ladies are trying to feed him. 🙂
How cool that they get to celebrate in a big way! He’s sooo adorable and I know you’re anxious to get your hands on him. Wishing you a speedy TA, girl!
What a handsome boy you have waiting for you! I think that is a big spoon, like a ceramic one with some yummies on the end–not a rib! Although a rib is much funnier:)! I love reading your blog, thanks for sharing your life with us in bloggy land. Hugs, Graycen’s mama
He’s beautiful! Can’t wait to see him in the arms of his mama and baba!!
Stacy & Andrea says
Great pictures. Healthy boy. I love the fact that the Ayis want you to know that they are taking care of him for you. They are proud of those babies. They are showing you in every picture. What a blessing of commfort to know that your child is being cared for AND loved by such women. Very Cool.
Oh, what a beautiful surprise to see more pics of Shepherd!! Come Home Soon!!
Don and Lisa Osborn says
Can I call this boy beautiful because he is!!!
I am so thrilled you got pictures of Shepherd and I know you are, too.
Congratulations. I can’t wait to see him in your arms.
What wonderful pictures to have for him in his future! He is so loved and is even having a celebration. What a gift for him AND you!
looks well cared for!!! And fed LOL!!
It’s so great that you get these updated photos of Shepherd. He looks like he has those nannies wrapped around his little finger. It’s clear that they adore him and that must be so reassuring. He’s beautiful.
I read through the comments and was trying to think of something original to say but I think “DITTO” to all of the above just about covers it. What a gift! I know that in waiting for your baby to come home, every shred, every glimpse is a treasure!
Have a happy Sunday,
He is stinkin ADORABLE!!! What wonderful pictures. His nannies look very sweet. Angel
Wow, what a wonderful surprise! I can’t believe how he’s changed already!
girl of a thousand blogs says
Look at the smiles they’re giving him! He is going to be so much fun!!
What a handsome boy! How did you get the updated pics? I would LOVE some of our sweetie!
Oh my….I am so glad I stopped by to see these pictures. What a wonderful surprise for you!! He is beautiful and looks like he is certainly loved and well cared for. Salve for the mother’s soul!!
congrats on your news and pic of the baby!
What a CUTIEPIE! And just look at those beautiful, beautiful eyes!!!! I am so happy to see that he is being doted on and admired by his caretakers!! Small consolation I know – you want him HOME and you want to smooch that sweet face! Hoping & praying for a record-breaking speedy process through the CCAA so you can go scoop up your little man!! 🙂
WOW! How wonderful to get these photos!!!!!!! He is just adorable and it looks like the nannies are just doting on him!
Mom To Six says
he is adorable!!!! Looks like quite the party. He looks like he is very loved and being taken care of : )
Oh, joy and excitement! Look at that boy. Looks like he’s getting good and pampered!
Chris & Deb says
You are right about the amount of food they are trying to pack in his mouth! Too funny! He obviously is eating it since he is already 20 lbs! 🙂
What a joy to see that they were celebrating CNY with the children too and even better that you have pictures to share of that moment with him when he is older.
He is just precious! I just want to scoop him up too…..just like all of those doting nannies! 🙂
Jewels of My Heart says
What a treasure the pictures of your little man are… He is too sweet.
What a Blessing! He looks like he is well taking care of!
You’ll be in China before you know it, just hang in there!
PS. what a wonderful fundraiser idea too! I think your friend does an Awesome job at re-designing blogs!! ;0)
Oh my goodness!!! He is clearly the KING at that table! And a good eater. Are you sure your pantry is big enough for him?
I hope your wait is short!
What a blessing to get updated pictures of your precious little guy. He is just adorable!
Shepherd brings a smile to our faces and warms our hearts whenever we see him! Thanks for the new pics!