|Adam snapped a pic of me Pacing and texting my mom inbetween contractions.|
|Adam kept snapping these ramdom pictures of me having painful contractions.|
|She came out with barely any fat on her so she was all wrinkly and all bones.|
All the while little Penelope had no name. The birth certificate lady kept coming around and I kept getting stressed. I thought I had 4 more weeks!! Our top names were Lucy, Emma, and Daisy, but when she came out she was none of those names!!! we had no idea what to name her. She had this dark brunette hair, and long face, and looked nothing like we had imagined. Finally right before they released me on Friday, I had Adam come into the room and we prayed about what to name this child. We looked over our list online, and under the name Poppy was the original name Penelope. It.just.clicked. Both of us agreed that her name would be Penelope Mae, and although I was worried that I had no time to let this name sit, we went for it, and I signed the certificate, and gave her a name. Our sweet Penelope Mae.
At 1 week and two days she is up to 4lbs 4oz, and can suck a little bit. She is alert more now, and sometimes stays awake for an hour just checking things out. She never cries, and only makes grunts when you really get her cold, or disturb her. She is a very content baby so far.
I was very lucky, and had no pain whatsoever after having little Penelope. I'm sure due to the fact that she was just so little. Bonus- my stomach went down waaay quicker than with the other two.
Piper calls Penelope "Hoppy" pronounced almost like "Happy". Chloe has given her her own name, and came up with "Raisin" on her own. She sweetly talks to Penelope and tells her- "Hi I'm Chloe, and I'm your favorite sister, and you are my raisin" The first time the kids saw Penelope they were sweet, but kept tripping over all of the cords, and touching everything, so Adam took them out after less than five minutes. The second time Piper saw Penelope was a disaster.. I won't even preface it, you can see for yourself...
We have taken her back twice since this visit, and made the event all about her, with presents in the room from Penelope, and crayons and games. I think she is doing much better with the situation now. Phew! That's not to say that we won't have a breakdown when Penelope comes home!
We hope to be able to take our little sweetheart home by her duedate, if she keeps growing, and learning to eat! I can't tell you how much I look forward to that day.