It’s a boy!

We have a son! After a long, long road here’s Alexander (“Alexei”) Darren Xiao van Slimming:


More later. Crying and celebration now.

Alexei was born on 9/2/09, and is currently in Fuzhou City SWI, Jiangxi. Other than a 2am feeding he’s apparently sleeping through the night, and waking up at 6am. He likes rice porridge, steamed eggs, and “meat cake” soup, so he’s apparently a Bill Cosby George Carlin fan.


24 Responses to “It’s a boy!”

  1. Kate Purnell says:

    HURRAY!!! What a cutie!! Boys are awesome (as we well know). Congratulations!!!

  2. Kix says:

    FINALLY!!! I am SO happy for you both – for all 3 of you! Such wonderful news. CONGRATULATIONS and WELCOME HOME ALEXEI!!!

  3. Michele says:

    Wow, what a sweetheart he is, congratulations!!!

  4. michelle says:

    Oh. My. God. He is so beautiful!!!! Huge, huge congratulations. SO happy for you guys.

  5. Cat says:

    Congrats!!! *sniff, wipe a tear* This is AWESOME!

  6. Truly Blessed says:

    Oh my, he’s simply wonderful! Congratulations on your new SON!!!!

    TB (from RQ, proud mom to three sons and two China girls!)

  7. Amy says:

    Congratulations!! He is absolutely gorgeous!!

    w8ing4aprincess on RQ

  8. Mai-Britt says:

    Congrats on your beautiful son. Our daughter is also from Fuzhou, Jiangxi. On Friday we have been a family for 4 years. There’s a great and very active Yahoo group for Fu Families:

    Mai-Britt in Denmark

  9. Dayle says:

    I said it on FB as well, but YAY! CONGRATULATIONS! What an amazing cutie he is!

    SO excited and happy for you all!

  10. Yoli says:

    Congratulations he is gorgeous!!!!

  11. cavalaxis says:

    Stupid word press.

    OMGYAY ~insert muppet flail of joy here~

  12. Debbie Sauer says:

    congrats, it’s gonna be hot over there

  13. mwhitt says:

    What a beautiful baby boy!! Just curious – did you paperwork state boy or girl? Just wondering. We are LID June 6, 2006 so we’re still waiting. Happy for your family.

  14. Kristen says:

    I am so excited for you…..for all of us. And I will see you in China. RQ purple power!

  15. Kate says:

    Congratulations and welcome to the Fu family!!

  16. darren says:

    We specified either sex. Still, it was quite a surprise this morning.

    Thanks all for your kind thoughts and congratulations!

  17. SCREAM!!! He is so unbelievablly gorgeous! Congrats on your son!

  18. Dave & Wendy says:

    Wonderful news!!! Congrats!!!

  19. Karen Visser says:

    Wow, a son! I saw your weblog in the RQ posting. That must be quite an adjustment, but I can assure you: Chinese boys are WONDERFUL. Hope you do not have a pink nursery full of little dresses… πŸ™‚
    Congratulations on your son!

    The Netherlands
    Mother to DS Casper (8, bio), DD Ying Xin (6, China, SN) and DS Hong Jie (nearly 4, China, SN)

  20. jen says:

    Yay again!

    BTW, I distinctly remember George Carlin going on about “could be meat, could be cake…could be meatcake”. I don’t know if your household considers Carlin higher on the scale than Cosby. πŸ˜‰

  21. Bobbie says:

    Congratulations! Boys are so much fun and this one is adorable. I’m so happy for you.

  22. darren says:

    You’re absolutely right, jen. That was the “meatcake” reference I was thinking of. Normally I’d be horrified I confused Cosby and Carlin, but I grant myself a free pass for any and all mental faux pas yesterday.

  23. Guangdong says:

    Congratulations on your boy! I received a surprise boy from China two years ago, and he is an absolutely wonderful child!

  24. Heidi says:

    What a cutie! Congratulations and good luck with quick TA.

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