SIX NATIONS – Meet Six Nations’ New Year’s Day baby! Shannon Henry and Shawn VanEvery are pleased to announce the birth of their sixth child, born on January 1, 2017 at 10:16 in the morning.
“We haven’t named her yet because we were honestly expecting another boy,” said Shannon.
Shannon and Shawn have five boys and love them very much but Shannon has always dreamed of having a baby girl. Her family is from the Cayuga Wolf clan.
“For awhile there I didn’t think it was ever going to happen,” she said. “We’ve waited a long time for her and now the pressure is off to have a girl so the family line can continue.”
Their new baby girl weighed eight pounds and four ounces when she was born and the family was discharged from McMaster Hospital in Hamilton on the morning of January 3rd and came back home to Six Nations to see the rest of the family.
As the newest member of the family the new baby joins her parents and five brothers; Xavier (18), Quaid (15) Quincy (4), Shawn (8) and Zylen (2). Zylen turned two years old just days before on December 20.
“I think it’s just so cool that it’s their first baby girl and she was born on New Year’s Day,” said an ecstatic Doris Henry, Shannon’s mom. “That makes three girl grandchildren now in the family.”