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Friday, March 18, 2011

Welcome Our Sweet Sienna !!!

Sienna Faith
Water broke & Labor began at 4:45 p.m. on Monday, March 14th
Born on Tuesday, March 15th
at 3:14 a.m.
8 lbs. 9 oz.
20 1/2"

I wish I had the energy to share the birth story right now.  I just am soooooo sleepy.  I do want to share pics and in doing so I have to tell you that we are obviously at the hospital.  It was not part of the plan, but that is what we needed to do and I am happy with the decision we made to assure a healthy momma and baby.  I will try to post some details very soon.  The most important thing is getting my friends out there pictures!!

Sienna in the incubator for her transfer from the operating room to the nursery.  Birth day, Tuesday, March 15th.

My first time to get to hold her!  She was born at 3:14 a.m. and this was at 6:30 a.m. ..... Finally!

Coming home day.... Thursday, March 17th. 

Sienna in her car seat.  I could not resist a pic of her little bare feet sticking out.  I despise baby socks & booties because they just will not stay on.  She had them on for some of the pics upstairs, but as soon as they fell off I chunked them to the side.  Blankets are much more reliable for keeping their little feet warm.

A van load!  Literally, we are AT our maximum capability for this van.  Anymore additions to the family will require another vehicle purchase or using our shuttle bus. 


  1. Congratulations Shannon! I've been checking and praying often and I'm so glad that you both are well and healthy! She is absolutely beautiful & looks so alert. What a wonderful blessing and precious gift from the Lord! I'm so very happy for you that your van is just bursting at the seams! I do look forward to reading your birth story when you feel up to it.

  2. I have been waiting for this post! She is absolutely perfect and just as beautiful as her siblings! HUGE congratulations to the Swafford crew from the Bonvillains. Now go rest well so we can get the full story soon! :)

  3. Like Jennifer, I have been waiting for an update. LOVE that last picture! The girls are all smiles from ear to ear and appear to be thrilled. Caden...I think his vote is still out. J/K...I know he is thrilled too. After all, he's still your #1 boy :)

  4. What a cutie!!! I love her dark hair. She looks like a little porcelin (sp??) doll! Look how happy the kids look! Look how happy you look as you hold her for the first time. Thank you for sharing such a special moment!!! I wish I could be there to help you!!!

  5. Awwww!!!!!!! She is precious! I was about to e-mail you and decided to check on your blog one more time.

    My favorite pictures are the one you holding her and the one with the cute little pink hat. Love it!

    Can't wait to see her in person!!!

    Praying for you!!!!!

    In Christ,

  6. Congratulations on your beautiful new daughter! What a wonderful blessing she is - enjoy this precious time with her!

  7. Congratulations! She is precious and beautiful!

  8. Congratulations!!! What a beautiful family!!!

  9. congratulations, i am glad she came out safely.

  10. Yea, Shannon! She is gorgeous (just like her siblings!!)!! Hope Momma's getting some rest! See you soon!

  11. Congratulations! She is so adorable and I agree with others, you and the children look so happy. Can't wait to see more pictures and hear the whole story. We are still praying for you all.


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