Thursday, October 02, 2008


BG is 2 months, 3 weeks and 4 days old.

I finished embroidering BG’s name and date of baptism on her gown. Here is a picture of her gown. Her gown is white instead of pink, of course. I wanted something simple and not ostentatious. I also didn’t want to go traditional with a long flowy gown as it is a simple ceremony. Plus I don’t think God would have wanted us to break the bank to welcome our daughter into the church.

My mom knit a beautiful sweater and booties that we plan to complete her outfit with. The dress is 100% cotton and I hope to pass it on to my daughter if she has children. The last thing I would like to do is embroider a cross with gold thread on the front. I’m not sure of the location though. Should I do it in the middle of her chest or by her left breast?

I’m fairly excited and am happy that I can introduce her to the church and hope that she grows and is strengthened by God’s love.

I know that I should have saved money and used a recycled gown I received from a neighbor but I wanted a heirloom piece and the gown she gave me, although lovely, is 100% polyester, off white, lacy and frilly and discolored. I wanted something simple and inheritable. I got it at 50% off so at least I don’t feel as if I broke the bank.