At Home With 'Little Women: LA' Star Terra Jole and Baby After Difficult Delivery

by Raphael Chestang 3:35 PM PDT, April 29, 2015
Playing At Home With 'Little Women: LA' Star Terra Jole and Baby After Difficult Delivery

ET paid Little Women: LA star and executive producer Terra Jole a home visit after her high-risk delivery.

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As Terra and her fiancé Joe Gnoffo are both little people, parenting a child together means a higher percentage of brain damage or underdeveloped lungs for their baby.

Thankfully, their daughter, Penelope Charlevoix Gnoffo, was born on March 16 at a healthy six pounds, two ounces. Still, the new parents have had to overcome major obstacles in the nursery to make sure the baby is safe.

"It's impossible to find a crib that actually fits a little person," Terra told ET's Brooke Anderson. "Now that the ones that come down are outlawed, this was the only crib we could do."

Normal cribs present a problem for little people, because most are designed for the parents to reach over the top of the sides to get the baby resting inside.

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"Without the crib's barn doors that open like that, there's no way that I'd be able to reach in and pick her up," Joe explained.

Penelope could grow to be Terra's size of four foot, two inches tall and 90 pounds. Her future will be filled with many tests, checking for complications.

"She doesn't have any part of my dwarfism," Joe said. "It's all [Terra's]. I've had a bunch of leg surgeries and scoliosis and stuff. We're hoping that, because she's just Terra's type that she'll be able to avoid that."

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"We don't know in the future if she's going to need leg surgery or back surgery," Terra added. "All of these things are very common with achondroplasia [a form of short-limbed dwarfism], but all we can do is give her the best life that she can have."

Little Women: Terra's Little Family airs Wednesdays on Lifetime.