Our New Family July 2010

Our New Family July 2010
Our New Family

About our family...

Our family started on June 2, 2000. We have been married 10 years. We have three boys (Drake 5, Warner 4, & Henry). Michael is the Executive Director of Utah Shared Access Alliance (USA-ALL) and a state lobbyist. I am a registered nurse, and a third-year law student at BYU. Drake is starting Kindergarten in the fall, and Warner is getting ready to start pre-school in the fall. Henry arrived July 7, 2010. Henry was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) and passed away, after 32 hours, on July 9, 2010. This blog provided updates on what was going on with Henry, and gives a little insight into our thoughts through the challenges we faced during his birth and death.

Be sure to read "The day we found out our baby has HLHS," under must read blogs, and if you want more info about HLHS there is a link in the right column that is a brochure from Mayo Clinic about HLHS.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Henry Michael Swenson is Born

Henry Michael Swenson was born July 7, 2010 at 3:29 p.m. weighing 6 lbs. 9 oz. and 20 in. long. Everything went as planned and our family spent 34 beautiful hours with Henry. A little after midnight and after many hours of fighting Henry returned to our Heavenly Father. What an amazing gift he was and is; it is hard to believe that a mother’s love can grow so quickly and be so strong. The pain is greater than any I have ever felt. I am still unsure that I will be able to bear it, but I would choose to do it again just to spend a few short hours with my sweet baby Henry.


  1. We love you guys. July 7th is our anniversary and we will always remember a sweet angel who shares that day with us. Prayers to you two and the boys.

  2. Oh Marcie! My heart goes out to you and your family. I saw my mother go through losing my baby brother. I know this is really hard. You are in my prayers.

  3. Glad you were able to spend some precious hours with your little guy. My heart aches for you. Let us know if you are having a public funeral for Henry.
    IHH Angel liaison

  4. Marcie,
    I can't stop thinking about you. I'm so sad for you and so sorry. I'm praying for you guys.

    Michelle Swenson White