Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Getting To Know Each Other in China

Everything is good here in China. We are still getting to know Julianna, and she is going through a lot of grieving. She is definitely a "Daddy's girl" right now and won't let him out of her sight. She has to be touching him at all times. This is really tiring Ed out, but he is hanging in there. She will let me play with her and feed her as long as she is in Daddy's lap. Please pray that she will soon be able to come to me without having a meltdown.

Yesterday we went to the Civil Affairs office and finalized the adoption on the China side. She is OURS in the eyes of China now! We are taking it easy today and not going on the planned tour. We think it would be better for Julianna to stay here at the hotel and not have a lot of stress on her.

Please continue to pray for all three of us. We can feel your prayers all the way over here in China. Here are some pictures from the last couple of days.

The Jernigan Family!


  1. What a beautiful family! The two of you look so happy, and Julianna is just precious. You and Ed are just beaming in the family picture! We continue to pray for strength and patience for all three of you, for bonding, and for all things good. We can't wait till you're home.


  2. Oh my goodness!! She is so precious! It is just going to take a little while for her to adjust! The pictures are great and I am so happy for you all! I cannot wait to meet her in person! Alex

  3. How wonderful! I am so very happy for your family. Is it just me, or do mommy and Julianna look a little bit alike?
    Terri S.

  4. I'm in Tears... THESE are the Pictures I've been burning up the Internet every waking hour for the past few days to see. I'm Completely OVERJOYED (and I mean that) for All 3 of you. I also agree with Terri - Think she favors Momma a little too(sorry Ed).
    Love to all 3 of you!!!
    Sharon R.

    PS....Hurry Up and Get Back Home!! Ready to see that Little Doll around the Block!!

  5. She is so pretty. That is funny that everybody thinks she looks like her mommy. I thought the same thing.

  6. You guys look so very happy! We are so happy for you all. Holden is ecstatic to see your pictures!!!! Now he will stop bugging me to keep checking ALL the time! We got to look at them with Wanda at our 1st Chinese language class tonight! I agree, she looks like mama. :0) You guys are in our prayers and we can't wait to meet precious Julianna. Blessings, The Boyds

  7. Ed and LeeAnne,

    I am so happy for you. It is worth the wait, isn't it? You look like a happy family already. Can't wait to welcome you at the airport.


  8. LeeAnne & Ed, she is beautiful! I agree, she does look like you LeeAnne. Enjoy each day, even with all its ups and downs. You are going through what every new family goes through, your baby just happens to be a little older. She is going to be fine, because of all the love she is getting from you. What a blessing for you both, but an even bigger blessing for precious little Julianna! We cannot wait to see and hold our new little cousin.

    Love, Billy, Becky, Sarah & Lauren