I don't know why, but there is something special to me about having a baby at Christmastime. I loved each of my girl's first Christmas. Maybe it's because my youngest sister, who's 9+ years younger than me was born on Thanksgiving weekend and I vividly remember her first Christmas. Maybe it's because I felt a little like Mary.
I still have this dress. I've almost gotten rid of it a few times, but never did. And now I'm keeping it. My niece had a matching dress (bought at JC Penney's the day of these photos) and they wore them in photos for Grandma, along with my nephew--but I don't have any of those scanned.
This "my first Christmas" onesie from Old Navy was the ONLY thing I could find to slightly fit Miss Rose on her first Christmas. Marketers need to realize that some babies grow quickly and it is possible for a child to need a "first Christmas" garment in a size 18 months. But I squeezed her into this 12 month one. We lost a lot of photos of Miss Rose's first year, including Christmas. Luckily I had some uploaded to a photo website, so I have prints, just not digital versions. I need to find a picture of Miss Rose in this onesie. The pants I found for Gracie as a resale store and they made me very happy.
I feel like Lily wore the same dress as Miss Rose (Gracie was my peanut baby, and having an April birthday, she didn't fit into at Christmas), but I can't find any photos. But here's one in the onesie and striped pants!
When I was thinking about having a third child I really wanted to plan for a holiday baby. My plan would have been to give birth towards the end of the year, probably in 2010. But God gave us a special gift that arrived in January 2009 instead! I'm a little sad I never got my holiday baby, but I think my babies dressed for the holidays are pretty cute anyways!