Shen/Zhao are proud parents of a daughter!

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  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Starting a new thread for this happy news:
    Posted in the Chinese news thread on 8/25:
    ETA short article in English: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/sports/2013-09/03/content_16941445.htm
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  2. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Mummy Shen and Daddy Zhao! :cheer:

    All the best :D
  3. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    I'm "over the moon" with happiness for them.
    Welcome to the world, little one!
  4. elka_sk8

    elka_sk8 Well-Known Member

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    Yay! Congrats to them. :) :)
  5. Debbie S

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    Congratulations to Shen and Zhao!
  6. merrywidow

    merrywidow Well-Known Member

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    What happy news! Congratulations!
  7. cosabella

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    Great news! Congrats to the proud parents!
  8. attyfan

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    Mazel tov!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. kittyjake5

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    Congrats to S/Z! Great news!
  10. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

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    Wonderful news! I hope that the family finally has its own private home & is not still living in a communal dorm, as reported elsewhere.
  11. nyrak

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    Congratulations to the new little family! That baby is going to be gorgeous!
  12. Jessica

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    Congratulations to S/Z. I've been wondering if it had happened yet. I'm so happy for them--my favorite pair team ever.
  13. DannyCurry

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    :cheer: Congratulations to the new parents :cheer:

    Nice pic of the pair in the 1st post btw
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  14. Buzz

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    Congratulations to the new mom and dad! :cheer2:
  15. BittyBug

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    Fantastic news! Can they skip the baby booties and just move her right into skates? :D
  16. centerstage01

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    Congrats to Shen and Zhao!!
  17. skatingfan5

    skatingfan5 Well-Known Member

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    What happy news! Congratulations to Shen and Zhao and best wishes for their family's future happiness. :cheer2:
  18. lala

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    Great news! congratulations to them!
  19. Spun Silver

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    Hurray and congratulations! Wonderful news! Let the dynasty begin. :sasha1:

    Anybody know whether baby Jia Xue's name has a meaning?
  20. lulu

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    Congrats! :)
  21. personwhoishere

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    Hooray! Love them :) Welcome to the world, little Jia!
  22. lmarie086

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    Oh, congratulations to them!!
  23. luenatic

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    Here is a rough translation of the tweet from the baby: :)

    我是小小雪,2013年9月3日早上五点五分,一个完美的抛跳,我平稳的落在了妈妈温暖的怀抱里。奶奶激动的夜里就起来给大家做饭,姥爷开心的到处给大家发糖,姥姥笑咪咪的一直和我聊天,只有我爸爸, 到现在都紧张的不敢抱我一下,哼〜 冠军的心理素质到哪去啦?我今天很开心!我的妈妈很伟大!我爱我妈妈!

    I'm Little Shen (Little Snow). At 5:05am, 9/3/2013, I landed a perfect throw jump into my mother's warm embrace. Grandma was so excited and cooked dinner for everyone. Grandpa was so happy and he gave candies to everybody. Grandma was smiling and chatting with me the whole time. But my dad was so nervous and was afraid to hold me. Harrumph! Where did his winner quality go? I'm very happy today! My mom is great! I love my mother!
  24. LilJen

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    ^ LOVE that announcement! Adorable. All the best to them in their new role as mom and dad!
  25. Spun Silver

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    That is adorable!!!
  26. Conga

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    That really is cute!
  27. skatesindreams

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    "Her" announcement is just precious!
  28. calica

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    So nice announcement!
  29. skatingfanfun

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    Congratulations! Can't wait to see the photos!
  30. ChelleC

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    Congratulations to them!
  31. snoopysnake

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    What a sweet tweet! All the best wishes to the new family!
  32. jlai

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    How tweet of Snow to say hi to us! :)
  33. Lara

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    Wonderful news, I'm so happy for them. And ITA Little Snow's announcement was adorable. :)

    Gorgeous pic too in the first article link!
  34. marysy

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    Jia means beautiful, and Xue means Snow (it's the same Xue in Shen Xue). In the second article linked in the first post, apparently it was Yao Bin's suggestion that they incorporate both parents' names into their child, and he said some lovely words about how he was very pleased to hear that they had taken his suggestion and that he thinks the child will be outstanding and strive for excellence, just like her parents. When they interviewed him before the birth, he said that he was about to become a grandfather -- very sweet. : ) Shen also said that she won't force her daughter to skate and won't interfere in her daughter's choice of a career.
  35. VIETgrlTerifa

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    I think that's very understandable. Despite all the personal success, accolades, personal highs (i.e. 2003 Worlds audience reaction and reception on) and meeting each other and developing a relationship leading to marriage, it was a very tough upbringing (understatement) full of hardships and sacrifices. Not to mention the toll it took for both parents physically and mentally. I think they want their daughter to enjoy the fruits of their labor. I have a feeling that they will really cherish her. Probably explains why Hongbo was too scared to hold her...possibly out of fear of breaking her, ha ha.
  36. paskatefan

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    What a charming tweet from baby Jia Xue! Mazal tov to Shen & Zhao! :encore:
  37. Citlali

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    Congratulations to the and their baby girl! :biggrinbo
  38. quartz

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    Two of my absolute favorite skaters EVER! Love everything about them and am so very very happy to hear of the birth of their precious little girl. :cheer:
  39. darya_russian

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    The photo in the first post is so beautiful, it's so obvious how they love each other, and now more happiness to the family! Congratulations to them :)
  40. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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