Terra Jolé has welcomed her first child, a baby girl, with boyfriend Joe Gnoffo.
“Joe and I are overjoyed by our new family addition,” the Little Women: L.A. star tells PEOPLE exclusively. “Looking forward to our future together as a happy little family.
Penelope Charlevoix Gnoffo was born Monday morning, weighing in at a healthy 6 lbs., 2 oz.
The baby girl’s middle name is in reference to the town of Charlevoix in Michigan.
“My family grew up there,” Jolé tells PEOPLE. “Joe and I vacationed there this summer, and my grandfather has an amphitheater named after him in downtown Charlevoix – Clarence Odmark. Honestly, it’s one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever visited.”
Given Jolé and Gnoffo’s forms of dwarfism, there was a fear that their baby might not make it past birth. “While it lives a perfectly normal life in the womb,” she told Entertainment Tonight back in January, “it’s the lungs – they don’t develop fully,” she said, adding that the risk involved means that the child could have “die[d] at birth or within a few hours of birth.”
Jolé and Gnoffo’s journey as a family will be documented on Lifetime’s upcoming Little Women spinoff, Little Women: Terra’s Little Family, which will focus on her pregnancy journey as shown on LWLA and jump off from there.
Congratulations to the “happy little family” and their healthy baby girl!
The season finale of Little Women: L.A. airs at 9 p.m. ET on Lifetime.