Name: Olive Barrymore Kopelman
Parents: Drew Barrymore & Will Kopelman
Date of Birth: September 26, 2012
♥ Olive was born in Los Angeles, Calif.
♥ According to Drew, Olive will be raised traditionally Jewish
♥ Drew is looking forward to the day that Olive is old enough to enjoy her mama’s movies E.T and Ever After
“We are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Olive Barrymore Kopelman, born Sept. 26th, healthy, happy and welcomed by the whole family.” – the proud new parents‘ birth announcement.
“[Olive] actually has made me a morning person, so she’s already made me a better person in every way possible. I’m like Godzilla in the morning. . . before I’ve had that cup of caffeine and with her, I sing her Good Morning with my husband from Singing in the Rain every day. She has the biggest smile and it’s the first time I’ve smiled in the morning. I love it!” – Drew on her darling daughter.
“When my daughter was born, I thought to myself, How do I go past infinity with my efforts and care? I asked my mother-in-law questions. I psycho-stalked all of the nurses with so many questions. I asked every single question. I’m a real stay-at-home mom. I’m really hands-on. Everything else became secondary.” – Drew on becoming a new mother.
“I definitely needed some time. For a solid six weeks, I was hiding like the Unabomber. Because I live my life in the public eye, and I didn’t want that for her [but ultimately I realized that] unless I move into a bunker underground, I don’t have a choice in this matter. It was something that took me weeks to cope with….I know she didn’t sign up for that. I had such an exposed childhood. I appreciate my journey, but I don’t want that for my kid. Not any of it. It has nothing to do with whether I liked my childhood. I really did. But as a parent, that isn’t the childhood that I’d provide.” – Drew on trying to maintain a private life.
“I drive home with heart palpitations, like, I can’t wait to get to her. I think, ‘You know, is she gonna call? Will she ask me to spend the night?'” – Drew on the joys of motherhood.