Our Newest Family Member

He’s here!! Meet;

Koa Padraig Laffoon

9lbs 4.5oz (yep!!)

21.25″ long


Koa is a Hawaiian name that means strong, brave and fearless … a Warrior, just like his big brother.  The biblical meaning to the name Koa is hope.  A perfect name for a most beautiful boy.

He is a healthy and happy was born yesterday,March 8th at 7:20 am.  He is perfect in every way and we love him so much.  God is good! Blessed beyond words.  Xoxo

We are heading home today …


  1. Congrats Laffoon Family – he is beautiful. Hope the next little while is peaceful while you get to know each other.

    • Mommy and Daddy says:

      Thank you so much Toni, loving everything newborn about him right now. Learning his squeaks and breaths has been dreamy. Xoxo

  2. Beautiful name!!! Congratulations!!

  3. I just yelled out loud hahaha. Horray!!!!!!!!! I’m so glad he’s here and even more that he – and you! – are healthy and headed home where you belong. Congratulations to two of the best parents there are!!! xoxoxoxo

    • Mommy and Daddy says:

      You are so funny eileen, I can totally imagine you telling out a big horray!! I am completely and totally in love. Thank you for your well wishes. Hope you are all hanging in there xoxo

  4. Laurie T says:

    Congrats Laffoon family!!! 9 lbs!!!! He is beautiful !!! God is Good!!!

  5. Jamie Reiner says:

    Congratulations! He is perfection

  6. Welcome to the world, sweet child!!!! God Bless the family and watch over them, Dear Lord with Wylder by his side! xoxoxox

  7. Nanci Glassman says:

    Mazel Tov!!! We are dancing!!!

  8. Cathy Johnson says:

    Oh Shannon and Steven! I am weeping tears of joy! He is beautiful. He is perfect! So happy for all of you!! xoxoxoxo

  9. Cari Gallo says:

    Oh My GOD!!!! MY HEART IS LEAPING!!!!!I am in tears!!! I have been not on faceb0ok because work is NUTS!!! I am so thrilled for you all. Cannot wait to meet him! He is beautiful! Shannon, a 9 lbs baby? You are a saint!!!Love to you all and cannot wait to meet the boy!!!

    • Mommy and Daddy says:

      Thanks Cari!! I can’t wait for you to meet him too. What a special little boy to be so loved by so many. Xoxo

  10. Ainsley Brown says:

    Hi Shannon,

    I have been following your blog for quite sometime. I have wanted to comment many times. I thought that today was the perfect time to. Congratulations on the birth of Koa! What a beautiful baby boy…just like his brother. Hope you are feeling well.


  11. Mom of 2 CT says:

    Congratulations Shannon and Steven!! Welcome Koa :) He is beautiful – so very happy for all 3 of you!!

  12. perfect little angel!!! I cannot wait to meet him:) What is Padraig from/mean? I love that name too-both are soo beautiful:) sending you lots of love and snuggling time!!! xoxo ,Chelsea

    • Mommy and Daddy says:

      Padraig is Irish for Patrick, like Saint Patrick!! Thanks for the snuggles and love, he is heavenly and smells like heaven on earth xoxo

  13. Robyn Nebrich says:

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you and Steven and I can’t wait to meet Koa. Lots of hugs. :)

  14. Alicia Latta says:

    Congratulations Shannon and Stephen!

    Koa is one lucky baby to have you two as his parents.

    So happy for you!

    Love always,
    Alicia and Fam

  15. Congratulations to you!! Such a beautiful blessing! You don’t know me but I’ve followed you through the Ingram’s site. I lived in Maui at the same time they did and I had my son Makoa (I call him Koa all the time) on July 13, 2012. I remember after I left the hospital I read about Wylder and it hit me in a profound way as I was a new mother holding this tiny little life that I created. I send prayers for you and your family every day.
    Warmest Alohas to you all!

    • Mommy and Daddy says:

      Aloha cara, and thanks for writing!! Can’t wait to bring koa to the island one day. I will now think if your little blessing this year when July rolls around and how you received such a gift during such a difficult time for our family. So special. God bless and thank you for you sweet well wishes Xoxo

  16. Coty Priesman Duerst says:

    Congrats you two! I am so happy you have a new addition to an already wonderful family! Hey looks so handsome and I’m sure he is going to grow up and be his big brothers warrior here on earth. Congrats again!

  17. Congratulations…what a cutie patootie…

  18. Bristelle says:

    Missed your big news while we were traveling, so belated congratulations! What a sweetie! So happy for your family and I love the meaning behind his name – perfect.


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