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Derby-Girl
05-18-2003, 10:35 AM
Hi Everyone,
Yes I am home from China. We had 5 days notice that we had to leave. What a mad scramble. We arrived in China Jan 6th and returned Jan 20th. It's been 4 months and they have gone by fast. I am so busy with Miranda. She is such a joy.
Sorry I haven't updated sooner, but it's been such an adjustment from no children to having a toddler!! Miranda is 19 months old and very active. I will attempt to attach some photos.... note the word attempt. lol
I promise to check in more regular, now that Miranda has a schedule it is easier to find time for email.


I'm Back!!!

Derby


Jennelle
05-18-2003, 11:46 AM
Congratulations on your new addition! :D

Inca's Momma
05-18-2003, 12:46 PM
Congratulations!!! That is wonderful she is so cute!


Derby-Girl
05-18-2003, 01:49 PM
Hello,
I have some more Pics I will try to post.

Derby

Derby-Girl
05-18-2003, 01:54 PM
More Pics...

Sheila53
05-18-2003, 01:56 PM
Oh, what a sweetheart! Congratulations!

Derby-Girl
05-18-2003, 01:57 PM
Ok,Ok.... I figured out how to post these Pics.... I could get dangerous!!

Here is a Picture of me at the Great Wall of China. It was 10 below zero!! Burrrrrrrr

I had lost 270 lbs in this picture!
I have to figure out how to post a before picture....lol
I might have file size problems..... lol



Derby

gonzostar
05-18-2003, 02:02 PM
hee, funny. we'd love a before picture to compare, though. ;P

yay, a bigger picture so we can really see how cute she is!!!

Derby-Girl
05-18-2003, 02:02 PM
Ok,Ok....
I am on a roll.... I found 2 before Pics....

Derby

Derby-Girl
05-18-2003, 02:04 PM
Here is before Picture Number 2. I weighted 466 lbs.... oh my!!


Derby

Derby-Girl
05-18-2003, 02:14 PM
Where am I finding these pictures at?? My Husband must of loaded them onto my computer???

I have a couple more before pics.....

Derby

Derby-Girl
05-18-2003, 02:16 PM
I promise 1 more before Picture....
I didn't realize I had so many of these pictures. I always avoided the camera. Sneaky Husband.... lol
I can't believe he loaded these, wait til he gets home!!! lol


Derby

RavenToy
05-18-2003, 02:20 PM
And then look at you in China. Girl, you are amazing. What an accomplishment!! Now you aren't afraid to post those before pics at all, are you!? Now that you can show us what you look like after all your hard work! Absolutely tremendous, what an inspiration! And your daughter is beautiful. Just beautiful. Congrats!!!!

Derby-Girl
05-18-2003, 02:21 PM
Ok..Ok...

Here is 1 more after Picture of me and Miranda in China.
I look rough, I was up most of the night with Miranda. This picture was taken on the 2nd day we had her. The first 4 days were really rough.

Derby

I hope I haven't bored anyone with my picture show....

Raelynn
05-18-2003, 02:40 PM
She's adorable, and you look great. Congratulations!! :)

SuchAPrettyFace
05-18-2003, 03:14 PM
Congrats on your new daughter & you look amazing!!!

mthrgoos68
05-18-2003, 09:25 PM
You do look amazing and you're definitely an inspiration!! Your daughter is completely adorable and so lucky to have a mom that cares enough to get healthier.

jiffypop
05-18-2003, 11:51 PM
oh i'm in tears, darlin!!!! a beautiful new daughter and a beautiful you!!!!!!

you are giving me so much hope! i'm down just about 270 pounds as well.. 40 to go. and then they're figuring at least 20 pounds of skin...

and you are FABULOUS!!!!!!

suzie76
05-19-2003, 08:34 AM
Congratulations!

She is absolutely adorable! I'm so happy for you!

Hugs,
Sherry

karefree2
05-19-2003, 09:43 AM
What a beautiful child. Congrats!

BA99TJ
05-19-2003, 10:18 AM
Hey Derby!

Welcome back! Miranda is ADORABLE! Congrats on the new addition to your family.

YOU LOOK FABULOUS!! You are absolutely an inspiration. Way to go!

Sandi
05-19-2003, 11:25 AM
DERBY!!

Welcome Back!!!!

She is just absolutely adorable!! You should feel very blessed!

And YOU!! Wooo Hooo! You go girl! You look amazing!!

Derby-Girl
05-19-2003, 02:53 PM
Thank you everyone for the nice comments.
My Daughter is a hands full but I'd do it again. As a matter of fact we are going to do it again. We can summitt another Dossier to China as early as Jan 04. It takes about 14 months to process, but we are going to do it again.

Where's Jennifer??? I saw Pippy had posted......

Thanks so much, the encouragement it what you need to succeed in weight loss. If the people around out make you feel good, you will feel more motivated!! Miranda has motivated me, the adoption was my focus. I did every thing I needed to do to prepare to be a good Mommy. And my first focus was on being healthy.

Hang in there, it's a life long battle, but we can win!!


Derby

AngiKL
05-19-2003, 05:45 PM
Hi Derby!
I am thrilled to see your posts and pictures! It looks from the patriotic picture that you've already finalized? Congratulations on all of it. Seeing it makes me feel like it's REALLY going to happen to us soon.

I'm in tears. I'm so glad you updated us. I can only imagine what it's going to feel like to see our baby for the first time!

And congrats on your amazing weight loss. You're truly an inspiration in many ways.

Derby-Girl
05-25-2003, 10:50 PM
Angi,
Are you adopting from China? If so when did you send your Dossier?

Let me know..... Feel free to ask me questions. The wait is awful but talking about it helps..


Derby

AngiKL
05-26-2003, 04:48 PM
Derby,
No, I am adopting from S. Korea. We got our Homestudy approval on 3/26 and are on the official waiting list. S. Korea is much faster than China and we expect to bring our baby home toward the end of the year.
We expect a referral after the end of July.

thanks for asking!
Angi

muelledk
05-27-2003, 02:07 PM
derby she is beautiful, and you look great! I'm glad that everything went well for you.

Angi, it must be so exciting to be preparing! Good luck.

rochemist
05-27-2003, 02:54 PM
Your picture show was far from boring. You are a picture of hope and such a beautiful child. Keep up the good work!

Miss Chris

sam
05-29-2003, 11:07 AM
Wow you look amazing. That is wonderful news about your beautiful daughter as well. She is adorable. Love her to pieces and enjoy.

Mine are now 5 yrs and the twins are soon to be 4. Time sure does fly by quick.

laurapreciousone
05-31-2003, 07:37 AM
You have done so well! The pictures don't lie do they? Congrats on baby Miranda. I know I have said this in the past but that name is a favorite of mine. If my son had been a girl that was the name I had chosen! Good luck to you!!
Laura