Yes, all my children–and most of their cousins, and their father, aunt, and uncles, and their maternal grandmother and her sister and brothers, and their maternal great-grandmother and HER siblings! And a good many other cousins besides. Sean was the 56th baby known to wear the gown. (There may have been some in earlier generations whose names weren’t recorded.)
Scott’s great-grandmother made the gown in 1890 for her children. Five generations of babies have worn it now. Sean is 4th-gen, but some of Scott’s first cousins once removed have babies now (Sean’s 2nd cousins)–they’re the fifth generation.
It’s lovely, isn’t it? I am thrilled and awed that my children are a part of its history.
Oh, what a dear little boy! Your family’s dress brought a lump to my throat, it seems so familiar. Our family baptismal gown was made by my great-grandmother for my mother (born 1929) and her siblings. My 8 siblings and I wore it, so did our many cousins; now our children and grandchildren share in its history. At least 60 children through four generations. What a joy!