Friday, August 13, 2010

Penelope Ann

Penelope is here! She was born via scheduled c-section on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 12:35 p.m. She weighed in at 7 pounds 14.8 ounces and measured 19 inches long. Here are a couple of pictures that Gary took on his Blackberry right after she was born:




I had some IV issues (I usually do) after she was born, which led to a delay in getting all my pain medication. Since I got a little behind on the pain that first day, I wasn't able to do very much updating or responding to e-mails, etc. I expect to take a few days to get caught up on those things, so for now I'm going with the "I just had a baby" excuse. Now I'm doing great with pain management and getting around, and I think I'm doing better 3 days out this time than I was doing 3 days out with the kids. Penelope is doing a great job nursing, and has been declared healthy so far.

Everyone asks who Penelope looks like. If I had to pick someone -- I would say that she looks like Henry. But, as Gary and I agreed within a few minutes of birth, she really mostly just looks like Penelope!

The kids met Penelope yesterday, and we found out this morning that we can both be discharged early, so we will be leaving the hospital this afternoon. We are absolutely giddy with excitement that we can take our baby with us when we leave the hospital. Gary and I are both really loving the experience of having just one term baby.

Gary has some photos to post on his blog, and I have finally broken out my camera so I'll have more photos later. We will get caught up eventually.

15 comments:

Amanda said...

She is amazing beautiful! Congratulations!

Cathy said...

Welcome to the world,Penelope! She is absolutely gorgeous. I am glad that you are feeling okay. Enjoy your first weekend at home with all your babies!

Lindsey Wolfe said...

Congrats Heather! She is beautiful!! Love her lips! Such a sweetheart - I'm glad you are doing so well too. Enjoy it all!

Jamie said...

WELCOME PENE! (my new name for her :) So glad to hear everything went ok. I was thinking about you guys a lot this week. Enjoy! You know that just ONE is going to be a piece of CAKE. Ha.

Anonymous said...

What a perfect little doll! Check and see if there's a Mattel logo on her tushie! Congrats to all!

JoLynn said...

Welcome to the world! Glad your journey was a safe one.

Nik said...

Congratulations to you and your family! Penelope is beautiful! I am SO excited and happy for you - enjoy the wonderfulness of bringing your baby home with you!

A Lovell said...

So glad you were able to get that "big" baby you've always wanted. Hope you both continue to well!

Michelle Carney said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful!

Marissa said...

Oh she's beautiful!!!!!!!!!! What a gorgeous round, chubby, perfect little baby girl!!!! :) So glad you're both well and are all coming home together! Good luck to all 6 of you as you adjust to your newest member of the family!

The Osburns said...

Congratulations Heather & Gary! She is beautiful!
-Alesha

The Osburns said...

Congratulations Heather & Gary! She is beautiful!
-Alesha

The Grasshoppa:Triplets Plus Two Momma said...

Oh Heather, she is so beautiful and I am so happy that you are both able to have this "one full term" baby experience!!

It takes me right back to 2 years ago with Maelina. There is is just nothing sweeter.

Looking forward to seeing and hearing more about her and her older siblings :)

Take good care.

Anonymous said...

Congrats, hope you have time for all of your children.

Beth said...

She is beautiful!!! You and Gary are so blessed!