I am knew on this board and a newly converted Catholic (still in RCIA). I have a “problem” and would like some casual opinions.
I have a newborn baby boy who is scheduled to be baptized in 2 weeks and I need help deciding on his outfit.
When my niece was baptized (Protestant) two years ago I had my wedding gown made into a baptismal gown for her. My sister is unmarried and I wanted my niece to have something really special. My thought at the time was that I could use it for my children…now I am not too sure. First, the gown is way to big for my 10lb baby boy as my niece was a very big 9 month old at the time of her baptism. Second, it is ivory and all lace roses with crystal accents and three tiny lavender bows on the bodice (very very feminine).
Here are my options:
Dress my boy in the oversized, ivory gown and have him baptized in a garment that has been part of two important ceremonies.
Buy a more masculine baptism gown and alternate between the two gowns depending on the sex of our future children
Have him baptized in a nice white outfit. I found some cute longalls with matching shoes that would look quite nice. My husband likes this option best, but it doesn’t feel very traditional to me.
You see, silly question, but I do not have any Catholic friends yet and need some “coffee talk” advice.