Today was the baptism of our baby. We wanted him baptized sooner but our parish only does baptisms every other month, so we had to wait.
I was going to use the outfit we had our toddler baptized in but our baby is so big he didn't fit. I briefly thought about buying an outfit but ever $35 seemed like too much. I eventually opted to make my own from a McCall's pattern I bought before I ever got married and some saved muslin fabric.
After much huffing and puffing over pattern directions and sewing I found I had to re-buy the pattern as I had accidentally thrown away two pattern pieces I needed. Back to the store I went and I paid $10 for the pattern. I couldn't even use a coupon as it was excluded in the limitation section. Add to that that it's been at least 12 years since I paid more than a few dollars for a pattern, it made me feel cheated. (By the way, if you go to Joanns around halloween time you can find all their patterns but Vogue for a $1 each, Vogue is about $4 each)
After several days I finally finished the outfit and it turned our adorable. I learned how to apply snaps for the first time (the tool isn't very good though) and I was successful with making pin tucks.
Praise be to God for our ability to have our son baptized. I always worry about SIDS the most before we can have the child baptized. Now I can breathe a little sigh of relief.
I love these pictures I took: