Published on January 02, 2013

Family Welcomes Lawrence's First Baby of 2013


Ben and Marge Baker weren't really focused on celebrating a new year or another tax deduction all they cared about was setting eyes on their little girl.

And Alexis Raelynn Baker did not dissapoint. Weighing in at six pounds, fifteen ounces and twenty inches long, she is the picture of health and content to be in mom & dad’s arms. 

Maurice (Ben) and Marjorie (Marge) started their family 12 years ago with son Tristen who is still preparing to share the limelight with his new little sister. Marge remarked, "we weren’t really trying to have another child, but we weren’t NOT trying either" and when they found out "Lexie" was on the way they were elated!

Alexis was born at 2:51 am Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. When the nurse told them she was the first baby born of the new year they had no idea what that really meant. Besides being the center of attention by KLWN Radio’s Hank Booth, Lawrence Journal World reporter Adam Strunk and 6News Lawrence’s Lisa D’Souza, they recieved gifts! LMH presented them with a blanket and sleep sack from the LMH Gift Shop and a car seat from Douglas County Safe Kids Cooalition. Hank Booth presented them with the following donations from the community: $200 savings bond at US bank in Alexis’ name; Baby food from Checkers; A dozen red roses from Owen’s Flower Shop; Dinner for 2 from 23rd Street Brewery; Dry Cleaning from Scotch Cleaners; and more.

While mom & dad are excited and thankful for the gifts presented to them, dad was most excited by the KU attire left for the family of the 1st Baby of the Year, by the KU Women’s Basketball team, when they visited LMH before Christmas. Ben already has high hopes for Lexi’s basketball skills.  

Congratulations to the Baker family and many good wishes for continued health and wealth in the coming year!

Don’t miss Hank Booth’s 30 minute 1st Baby of the Year show.

Adam Strunk, LJWorld’s story.

Lisa D’Souza's, 6News Lawrence story.


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Family Welcomes Lawrence's First Baby of 2013