We were joined by many family friends, plus a set of grandparents and Steven's brother's family. Our friends the M family acted as proxies since the G family (godparents to all of our children) could not attend. Our friends the A family also participated with their new baby Anna, who was baptized as a preemie in the hospital, but completed the rite with us that day. It was a beautiful sacrament, with such deep and rich prayers for Peter and for us. The best gift this Christmas!
Peter wore the gown his brothers wore, purchased by their godmother after the other family gown had been damaged.
He wasn't crazy about getting his diaper changed and big slip and gown put on!
He finally calmed down a bit with the pacifier, and then I fed him which put him to sleep for the whole of the ceremony! He was a perfect little angel.
The ceremony begins
Moving to the area of the baptismal font (a bit cramped so photography was hard for MC)
Peter in the "daddy hold!"
And being anointed
His baptismal candle lit from the Easter candle
We moved into the Holy House Chapel to pray their first prayers to Our Lady, and consecrate our sweet babies to the Mother of God.
Parents and babies with Fr. Hough
Our family with Fr Hough
Grampatti and BopBop with Peter
With his biggest sister!
Our beautiful baptized boy!!!