Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Welcome Penelope Olivia!

On Monday, September 27, 2010, Mommy and Daddy went to Lowell General Hospital for a scheduled cesarean section.  The section was delayed and started at 11:30am instead of 10:30am, resulting in the birth of Penelope Olivia Miranda at 12:29pm.  She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, was 20.5 inches long and has a head circumference of 26 centimeters.  After surgery, Mommy felt pretty good and Penny cried for about 4 hours straight.  Since then, she has woken up to have a siaper change and to eat.  Penny, as it turns out, is a fairly good eater and has been producing an excellent number of dirty diapers.

Unfortunately, the hospital is not permitting me to upload my photos onto the internet (probably due to a slow connection), so I will post a photo-only blog at a later point.  Feel free to check out our new photos uploaded from our cell phones onto facebook, however.

Here's a physical description of Penny: she has a thick head of black hair.  Her eyes are that lovely gray-blue color newborns tend to have.  I think it means she will have brown eyes like her big sis, but we'll see what happens over the next few months.  She has cupie doll lips and a cute upturned nose.  By the end of day 1, she looks exactly like her big sis did at the same age.  She has incredibly long fingers and toes, but her hands and feet are, of course, itsy bitsy.  Unlike Sophie, who smelled like cookies to me at birth, Penny smells a bit like flowers to me.  Suffice to say, I love smelling her as much as I loved to smell new born Sophie.

Upon meeting Penny (which happened on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at approximately 4:45pm), Sophie said "Oh...she's so cute!".  Sophie has had a good week so far, spending lots of time with her various grand-parents, having a great school week and getting special Daddy attention.  She also has enjoyed eating lots of McDonald's fries and chicky nuggets and got a special "congrats on being a big sis" cake.  Apparently the cake did not taste good and Sophie was disappointed and surprised.  Mommy will have to get her a new one when she gets home on Friday.

So, all is well and we are all happy (minus the cake incident).  Yay!

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