Thursday, April 23, 2009

Mary in Her New Home

After spending the first 4 days of her life in the hospital, Mary was ready to come home (and so were her parents). As much as we appreciated the hospital staff, there's nothing like sitting on your own couch and sleeping on your own bed. And while we'll miss someone else changing her diapers for us, Lisa's mom's in town...

Before we move on, don't forget to vote on Mary's nickname; the poll is in the upper right hand corner of the web page (it closes at the end of this month). I don't want to sway the voting or anything, but let's say that I'm a little disappointed Sister Mary Margaret hasn't received more votes. Anyway, here are some pictures of Mary's trip home.

This is Mary's going home outfit, chosen weeks in advance by Lisa and her friend, Meghan. Apparently it's a big deal or something. I have much to learn.

Here we are about to load her into the car. In case anyone is wondering, our friend Mike taught me how to install a car seat, and it was checked by the Brookline Police Department. Did you know that 80% of car seats are installed incorrectly? The inspecting officer noted that it was the best installation job he'd ever seen by a parent.

When we arrived home, mother and daughter spent some quality time together on the couch. This marks the second post with a picture of Mary laying on Lisa, for those scoring at home.

Lastly, here's my first attempt at uploading a video onto our blog. I gave Mary a tour of her room. You'll notice I stall a bit at the changing table while I was waiting for someone to open the closet door.


Neave said...

Nice room! It sounded like you said that Lisa was going to rock you in the glider, maybe after she swaddles you. Gideon was really glad that you came back to the baby at the end, he got a little bored of the changing table. Pam thinks the window/mirror thing was really cute.

Amy said...

apparently i am the only one who voted for blueberry. i love it. maybe even shorten it to blue. that will be my special name for her.

Mom said...

Just want to let you know that it was Great-Granny Ryan who bought the bunny, not me.