February 23, 2009 @ 12:45 pm | Filed under: Photos


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  1. Oh, this photo made the tears well up! (Likely because I am planning Easter Vigil baptisms for my ducks — er, children). And what a lovely gown — have all your children worn it?

  2. 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.

  3. He’s so beautiful!

  4. Congratulations!!

    WOW 1890! That is a treasure!
    It looks brand new in the pic.

    Beautiful Boy!!


  5. How precious!

  6. Wow, 5 generations of babies! That is so very cool. What a beautiful gown and a lovely tradition to tie together the generations.

    Congratulations to baby Sean.

  7. wow! What a piece of history and a beautiful gown. Congratulations.

  8. Absolutely incredibly gorgeous dress! Blessings to your baby.

  9. 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!

  10. That is such a beautiful gown. It must have been amazing to remember all who wore it before him. Congratulations on his day and what a handsome boy he is!!

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  12. Congratulations to Sean on his special day! I love to smell their little heads in the days following their baptism. Heavenly!

  13. He is so scrumptiously beautiful!

  14. blessings!

  15. I love baptismal gowns w/ a history to them.
    It’s very beautiful and he’s very adorable. :o)

  16. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing…

  17. Oh my, Lissa – stunning baby in a stunning gown with a stunning story!

  18. What a cute baby and a gorgeous gown!