Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Welcome Baby

Penelope Marie was born Monday, July 23rd at 9:47 pm

7 lbs 2 oz, 20 inches long

24 hours of labor, 1 hour of pushing, hardest thing I have every done x100. Even with the epidural.

Cutest and most special baby ever, in my humble opinion. We are so, so, so happy.


Hospital 8

Hospital 9

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week 1 photo shoot 3 days old 

week 1 outside nursing

1 Week b 1 Week e  


A million more pictures to come, of course. Maybe a little birth story but no promises. It’s going to take a long time to process all that. It was good… Intense, but good.

We are doing well and are settling in at home. Zach’s mother is staying with us and that is a huge help. My parents are arriving today for a visit. Lots of friends coming over and just so much love all around. I’m healing up and recovering rather fast, breastfeeding is going good (certainly not always easy though) and everything just seems to be in order. We are excruciatingly happy.

I have a Running for Two Part V (?) post to share- I did indeed continue to run up until I gave birth. I ran 4 miles with Zach on my due date and went into labor the next day. It’ll be a while before I can run again but I can’t wait.

Thank you all for reading and for all your support and encouragement. I can’t wait to experience what is ahead with my little precious Penny!


Amy said...

You are awesome and amazing, as is your daughter. (And your husband, of course.) I am so pleased that I have already met Penny, and can't wait to spend more time with her & you. I am also eagerly awaiting the birth story.

You are both beautiful, and I'd say that she is currently tied for 2nd place in the "cutest babies on earth" contest. Unfortunately, I do have to put my little guy a wee bit ahead of your little girl. Completely unbiased, of course. :)

Cate said...

Congratulations, she is beautiful! I agree, pushing is so SO hard.

Lauren @ Sassy Molassy said...

Congrats!! I'm so excited for you guys. I am still amazed that you ran right up until her due date.

Emily said...

Hey, did I take that overhead picture?! Glad they turned out.

Yes, Penny is the sweetest and cutest. I can't wait to see how she grows along the way.

You are a rock star!

Lisa said...

Congratulations! You guys look beautiful and I love the name.

Alisa said...

Yay birthday buddies!

She is pretty cute.

Kim said...

Congrats jen and zach. She is so stinking cute!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

CONGRATS to the new family. She is beautiful!!

Ewen said...

Wow. Congratulations to you both. Penny's beautiful!

Carolina John said...

She's beautiful Jen. Just perfect. It's amazing how much help grandparents can be for those first few weeks.

Petraruns said...

She's gorgeous Jen and you all look so happy! Love that you're wearing that necklace too! Pressie is on the way with a card - in the meantime keep those photos coming! All my love, Petra


What a beautiful family you guys are together. Congrats on your new sweet addition.

Susan - Nurse on the Run said...

Ahh, sooo cute! Congrats!!

Kelly said...

So. I LOVE your baby girl and her name! Good job. Was picking a name stressful? I was talking today to a friend about how your baby's name and their education are probably some of the hardest decisions and most important to make! I can't believe you ran on your due date. How cool! And, I LOVE all your pregnancy photos. Back them up! We lost all of ours when our computer crashed last November. Thought we'd had them restored and I can't find many of them. Sad. Oh well, just things, right? Hope new mamahood is treating you well. Maternity leave, I hope? Can't wait to hear more about your journey! Thinking of you THREE! Isn't it weird to be a family of three?!

Arcane said...

Hey congrats to both of you!