Actress Drew Barrymore chose the cover of People Magazine to show off her new baby daughter Olive, shown face to face with the newborn infant as Barrymore smiles with pride and joy.
Although the photos of Barrymore and Olive, born in September, show a new mother who is relaxed and happy, Barrymore admits in an interview that she lost sleep for the first two weeks after bringing her new daughter home, worried that she might not have what it takes to be a good mother.
She admits that a severe case of nerves not only gave her insomnia, it also made her lose her appetite. Barrymore and husband Will Kopelman chose the baby’s name when Barrymore heard a news report saying that the fetus at three months is the size of an olive and she grabbed onto that name as the perfect one for her soon to be born daughter.
Barrymore and Kopelman were already expecting their new bundle of joy when they married earlier this year.
She says she is surprised at how many emotional highs and lows the new experience of parenting has brought her, and she considers the birth of her first daughter nothing short of a miracle.