As some of you may have seen last week on my instagram, our newest addition -- Miss Penelope Bae -- arrived last Thursday, September 10. She was born into the water after a quick, 3 hour labor weighing 7 pounds, 13 oz and measuring 20 inches long. She has a head full of fluffy dark hair just like her big sister did when she was born, and the same big blue eyes as Olivia too. We went home from the hospital last Friday and have spent the past week adjusting to a new routine as a family of four.
Even though she's only been with us 8 days, it's been so much fun to see her personality come about and learn about her preferences and quirks. One of the first things we discovered about her is that she loves pillows. Anytime she is laid on a fluffy pillow, she is immediately the happiest little baby ever. I took a bunch of pictures of her in the hospital laying on various pillows and we've adopted the nickname "love lump" for her.
She loves having her hands by her face and has the longest little fingers I've ever seen -- a feature she definitely got from me. She has a tiny dimple in her right cheek that peeks through when she smiles and almost always falls asleep with her mouth wide open.
She is the calmest, most easy going little thing, rarely fussing unless she's hungry or being changed. She is starting to spend more time awake each day and is sleeping 2-4 hour stretches through the night, waking around 1am and 4am to nurse and then again between 7 and 8am to start the day. She has been taking a solid morning nap from about 8:30-10:30 before her next feeding and loves being held and falling asleep on mom and dad's chest. So very tender and mild, very much like Olivia was as a baby.
Big Sister Olivia has been such a dream through the transition, always wanting to help; she brings Poppy her toys, blankets, stuffed animals, pacifiers, etc and even tried sharing her trail mix with her the other day. She wants to hold her all the time and everywhere we go, she makes sure "baby" is coming with us. She can't quite say "Poppy" yet but the love she has for her baby sister shines through and we are just feeling so blessed to be a family of four.
Thank you for your patience through this transition as my blog has been a bit quiet. I'll be sharing Poppy's birth story soon as well as more of what we've been up to this month as a foursome! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!! XO