The month of May is always busy for us. We have 3 birthdays, Mother's Day, a dance recital, extended family birthdays, and various other little things thrown in. This year we had some biggies thrown into the mix - a First Communion (Alex) and a Baptism (Ceci). Sandwiched between Lily's actual birthday and her sleepover friend party, we celebrated Ceci's Baptism on Saturday afternoon.
Going into it I was feeling a bit frazzled. We usually do this before our babies are 3 months old, but here we were with Ceci approaching 7 months. Would the christening gown still fit her? The gown worn by her sisters, brother and cousins? Would she look like a giant baby up there among the newborns? Or be totally uncooperative when it came time to pour water on her head? Thankfully, she hasn't grown like her oldest sister & brother, so the gown fit fine. And the other baby being baptized was 6 months old and screamed like a banshee the entire Mass (hee hee), my little Ceci looked like an angel up there!
Once we got to church a calmness came over me. We forgot the bonnet and she wasn't wearing anything on her feet, but we made it on time. It was a beautiful baptism (despite that screaming baby). Ceci was in the best of spirits. Seeing each of my kids sneak kisses on Ceci while the baptism was taking place was heart warming. This baby is so loved.
After Mass we all gathered at our house for some celebrating. It was how I think entertaining should be, but rarely is for me. Entertaining usually stresses me out, but I had everything done ahead of time this time around. We were able to enjoy good food and visit with our family and friends, stress-free.
I'd have taken more photos, but I was in the moment. It wasn't until everyone had left that I thought to get some photos of Ceci in her christening gown. My sweet baby. Bless you, Ceci!