RE: Homecoming outfit?
With weather like we've had lately, that should be fine without a blanket. You will probably want to put a hat on your newborn for the first week or so, even when it is warm. But my ped said after that it wasn't necessary. He says that people tend to REALLY overdress babies and that they generally only need one layer more than you do, if that. It is just as dangerous to overdress a newborn as it is to underdress them while they are still trying to figure out how to regulate their body tenperatures.
It was actually kind of cool last year on August 17th (the day we brought Sarah home from the hospital). I had her dressed in a "ducky" onesie and matching hat (it was HUGE on her), and used a light blanket to put over her in the carseat.
Baby can wear a gown in the carseat, but you have to pull it up above their hips to buckle them in properly.
Beth, mom to older DD (8/01) and younger DD (10/06) and always missing Leah (4/22 - 5/1/05)