Monday, July 30, 2007


Today is the day that Doodlebug will celebrate her 2nd birthday. We sent a cake to share with her friends at the orphanage, a couple of cameras for pictures, and a teddy bear for Doodlebug. Oh, I hope she enjoys her day and that the nannies take lots of pictures!

The medical report we received says that DB was found near a harbor in Tongling. Her name actually means “harbor.” She was found with a bottle, milk powder and a diaper. As far as we know, there was no note with her date of birth or given name. After examining her, the doctor gave her the birth date of July 30th and the orphanage staff gave her a name in remembrance of where she was found.

The one thing that we found amazing is that Doodlebug’s given birthday is within 2 days of her sweet grandmother’s birthday who passed away one year ago. Secretly, we would love to believe that she shares MeeMee Darling’s birthday….Maybe she does.

Doodlebug was almost 2 months old when she was found and seemed to be in good health. That gives us a little hope that she was well-cared-for the first few weeks of her life. The report stated that she cried a lot during her first two days at the orphanage. She was probably missing the familiarity and comfort of her birth mom…poor thing. She quickly adjusted to the nannies and has developed well over the past 2 yrs.

We can’t wait to get her home and celebrate her birthday AGAIN!!! This time with her FOREVER family and friends!!!
Below are some pictures of her orphanage that I borrowed from another web site. They were taken in 2004 or 2005. Although it looks a lot nicer than the one where Desheng Darling lived, it's still not home.


Mommy Spice said...

Oh happy birthday sweet Doodlebug!! We are thinking of you today and can't wait to wrap our arms around you and wish you a "in person" birthday. What a beautiful area she is from! But it's still not home. Can't wait to have her home with her family....and her "aunties" !!

Olivia said...

OH! Happy Birthday sweet girl!
I cannot wait to see you in your familys arms forever!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Doodlebug!!

The Gentile family

ADELE said...

I found your blog on Mommy Spice's blog. Happy Birthday to your sweet Doodlebug. I will be praying for your precious daughter and hope that she can be in your arms as soon as possible. God is watching over her, that's for sure.

ADELE said...

I am going to add you to my list of favorite blogs. I want to keep up with your journey to your daughter and of course keep up with Miss Desheng Darling too. :)
Thanks for your comments on my blog as well.