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Baptism

We had the most amazing and most successful day yesterday.  It all started at 6:30 when I got out of bed, got dressed, made final touches on cleaning the house, and then Michael woke up.  Once I was ready Gabby woke up and we fed her to make sure she had a full tummy and was happy, which of course she was. By 8:30 the photographer was here and he set up his traveling studio in my breakfast area.  Gabby had a two hour photo shoot where we constantly were changing her positions and outfits (I swear she had at least 8 to 10 wardrobe changes that day).  Somehow Gabby managed to smile throughout the entire process and she never complained more than a few moments even though we interrupted her nap time. Then Gabby was passed around from one family member to another, until it was time to go to the church at 1:30.  She took a few "cat naps" throughout the day, but never got her beauty sleep.  Once at the church, we sat down along with 19 other families.  (When I initially learned there were so many babies being baptised at the same time I wanted to change the ceremony date so it would just be my family to make it more intimate, but that wasn't possible because the date was already set and plans were already made by the time I figured out the enormity of the baptism party.)  It was the largest baptism the church had had in years!  All of the babies did quite well throughout the ceremony (although at least one baby was crying at all times).  I really enjoyed the baptism because it reminded everyone of what baptism represents, life.  There was more innocents and angelic little babies in that room than some people will meet in a lifetime. It was chaos but fun chaos bringing babies closer to God (if that's even possible). All in all, I think it was a very successful day.  I don't know how Gabby did it, but she was a perfect angel all day long.  I don't think there is a more tolerate baby in the world.  Thank you Gabby for cooperating on your special day.  It was a big day for such a little baby!

*Gabby wore the same dress my sister and I wore for our baptisms.

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