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What I Wore Sunday: August 11

on August 11, 2013

sunday 8-11-13I bought some new shoes on Thursday and I just love them! I designed my outfit to coordinate with the shoes. I don’t know that I was wholly successful, but at least nothing clashes! I’m wearing that skirt again despite myself, but I’m holding it up with a tight-fitting tank top that grabs the waist band of the skirt and prevents it from sliding. That doesn’t take care of the feet grabbing danger, but at least I know the skirt won’t fall off–even though I keep snagging my feet on it as I walk.

Shoes: Esprit

Skirt: Liz Lange Maternity at Target

Tanks: black tank underneath from Motherhood Maternity; blue tank from Old Navy

The outfit isn’t actually that flattering, but I wanted to not be sweaty for a change this week, so I wore tank tops. I don’t generally go sleeveless to church, but I was wearing my long mantilla so my shoulders were covered. That is, until my veil fell off halfway through the liturgy. I must have done a poor job pinning this morning. Plus Stephen kept demanding to be held at church and that didn’t help my veil remain secure either.

There was a baptism at church today, the first one I’ve seen in the Byzantine Rite. It was pretty neat. There is a strong emphasis on renouncing Satan and evil, and the sacraments being protection against evil. I kind of liked it. In the Eastern Catholic tradition, babies receive all three sacraments of initiation at once: baptism, chrismation (confirmation), and Eucharist. I didn’t get to watch when the infant received communion, though I wanted to see what it looks like because it doesn’t seem possible to feed a baby something strange-tasting. I also wanted to see how it’s done because I’m not totally sure Agnes could even do it right now, so I wanted to watch and see what’s involved. Alas, the baby stayed in the pew and Fr. Sal came down to the family so I couldn’t see around all the other bodies between them and me.

Jeremy and I want to set a date for Stephen and Agnes to complete the sacraments. They are both baptized, but we want them to receive chrismation and Eucharist as soon as is feasible. I’m sure there must be a way for that to happen in the Byzantine Rite; I’m sure we’re not the first family to come from Roman Rite to Eastern Rite and want the rest of the sacraments for our young children.

Just a quick Agnes update: she weighed 7 lbs 8 oz on Tuesday last week, and the home care nurse is visiting tomorrow so we’ll have an updated figure. Agnes has not be spitting up quite as much the past couple days, though her more recent spit was fairly dramatic. I’m hoping she continues to spit only once or twice a day, or less! I hope her medications aren’t causing the spit; yesterday and today the only time she spit was after the feeding that includes her two medications. I’ll see if she repeats again tomorrow and maybe call the doc if I notice a trend.

In other children news, Stephen is adorable about Agnes. Just a quick example: I sat down on the couch with Agnes, in the spot I usually sit to do her feeding. Stephen brought over the pillow I always use to help position Agnes and said, “bottle. Baby Agnes. Bottle.” He always calls her “Baby Agnes,” which is getting better pronunciation: now it sounds like “Baby Annis.” So that’s an improvement.

I’m linking up with Fine Linen and Purple as usual on a Sunday. Head over there for more posts!

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2 responses to “What I Wore Sunday: August 11

  1. Jen M says:

    Maxi skirts are so comfy! I think the tanks are fine for mass, you can be modest and sleeveless IMHO. 🙂

  2. Mary says:

    Maxi skirts ROCK!! You look great my friend!!

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