I know that I teased everyone with the letters of Maisie's name so I wanted to show all the letters as they're now hanging in the nursery.
I've had numerous people ask about the pronunciation of Maisie's name, both her new and Chinese name. So here's a pronunciation guide:
Wan Chun Miao
Wan is pronounced like wen (w like in wood and en like in ten)
Chun is pronounced like chwan (ch like in chalk and uan as in wander)
Miao is pronounced like meow (like a cats meow)
Maisie is pronounced like mayzee (may like the month and zee with the long e like in zebra)
and just for good measure,
Eammon is pronounced like Amen (a like in able and mmon sounds like men, the emphasis is on the A) Or as my Dad remembered it, "Lisa's getting married, AMEN!!!
Now for the winners of the name, weight, province and date of birth contest.
Melissa, Georgia, Kikalee and Dawn all guessed Maisie with the correct spelling.
Diane from Canada was the closest on guessing the weight of 16.5 with a guess of 16.6.
Monica, Nicole and Susan all guessed the correct province of Chongqing.
Finally, the winner of the date of birth goes to Lisa (LID 2/6/06) with a guess of 10/1/05. Maisie's actual birth day is 10/17/05 but Lisa was the only person to guess the month of October.
Congratulations winners, be proud to know that you were right!!! Thanks to everyone who played along, it really helped us with the wait.