Monday, May 18, 2009

Alice Comes Home!

First off - Thank you to everyone who has called, texted, emailed, facebooked, skyped, smoke signaled, candygramed, and pony expressed their congratulations and well wishes. Your thoughts and prayers were appreciated and felt!

Our big news now is that our little angel is home!

We were given the option to stay until Monday morning, but we decided Lisa's healing process would probably accelerate if she was at home and Scott would definitely be able to sleep better in his own bed rather than the hospital fold out "bed".

Chris and Steve, now known as Grammie and Grampie Baptiste, came up to the hospital around 3pm to give us a ride home. The first thing we had to do was put Alice in her going-home outfit, and being that she loves duckies it was an easy choice.

Alice did great with her first car trip. She was sleeping before the engine started and never made a peep the entire way. After we got home, Scott helped Lisa into the house and the proud new grandparents carried the little one inside.

We then had to give Alice a tour of her new home. She already loves her room and will calm down just walking in! It is nice and quiet and has dim lighting, all of her favorite things.

She especially likes the glider chair. Just a couple minutes with Mommy or Daddy are enough to soothe even the biggest tears!

For the first week or so, Alice will be sleeping in our room in the pack-n-play bassinet. Here you can get an idea of how tiny she is. The bear in the corner is called the 'womb bear' and plays a sound that mimics mommy's heartbeat. It works really well, every time we start it up, Daddy falls right asleep!

Here she is on her first night in the house, wrapped up in her baby burrito and happy as a clam. We got 5 hours of sleep last night! Lets hope that is not a record!

The rest of the pictures from bringing Alice home are here.

And the rest of the pictures from the hospital - birth are here.

We will try our best to keep the pictures coming! We know there are Aunties and Grandmas out there that are checking all the time!


  1. She is perfect. She is beautiful. Please more pictures of her not bundled up if you can so we see all of her. She is perfect. the most kissable cheeks ever.
    Love you all

  2. Alice is SO cute!!! It must be such a relief that the pregnancy and labor are over and now you can fully enjoy the little cutie. Nice touch on the YELLOW blanket, by the way. I'm so happy for you both. I can't wait to meet little Alice in the future. I have to influence her so that she does not become too Boston-centric, especially in regards to baseball teams. Ha - just kidding!


  3. I'm so excited to see all of this. Alice is incredible! Such a tiny little bean! I think we have the exact same pack n play, too! :-)