Thursday, October 2, 2008

Henley Lynn Banta

Welcome to the world Miss Henley! Today Shannon got her wish...she was able to deliver early, and she gave birth to a beautiful, healthy little girl. She was born at 7:15 am and weighed in at 7 lbs 9 oz and was 21 inches long. She is just perfect and has a head full of the softest hair! It is so nice to finally meet her and try to determine who she resembles. Steve thinks she looks like Shannon, but I think she just looks like a baby. In fact, she has a similar nose to Preston with a slight crease across the bridge of her nose...too sweet. She is already nursing well and has a set of lungs on her!

Shannon is doing well too, but of course that has something to do with the morphine pump she has at her side! Christian appears to be adapting to his new sister, but of course it is still early and she isn't home yet. Only time will tell how his little world will be changed by this newest addition. Since Henley arrived a week before her scheduled c-section, my poor mother had to immediately turn around and fly back down. She and my father will be here later today to meet their new grandchild!

What a whirlwind for the Banta Family!

1 comment:

Jeff and Lindsey said...

Yeah for all the babies!! Henley is beautiful! I assume Lynn is after your Dad?? How in the world did she go a week early? Your poor mom... :-)