Thursday, April 30, 2009

Jillian's Outfits

I finally got the last of Jillian's little outfits in the mail today---and was so excited to how cute everything was, I thought I would share!
The first one is a gift from Grandma Teresa. It is a beautiful long, white Christening gown with a matching hat. I would like Jillian to wear this after she if born when Father is there for her baptism and prayers. It is perfect, might be a little big, and I know the hat will be too big for sure, so I might get it altered, or I might not----it really isn't that big of a deal---it will look perfect no matter what! Thank you so much Teresa, it means so much that she will wear this knowing you picked it out---with lots of love! :)
This next outfit I just got in the mail today---I ordered it online from Bellaclairebaby and I couldn't be more excited how cute it turned out!!!!! I got to pick the colors of the ribbon and bows, and thought this one was perfect, before we found out about Jillian's condition, I was planning on doing a light pink and green nursery, so when I saw this one, I knew it was the one I wanted with the same colors! The boutique does not sell hats, but I knew I wanted a matching hat, so I found my own white preemie hat and had them make me a matching bow to add the the hat----I think this will look absolutely adorable for pictures and a great keepsake for us!
The third outfit is a comfy outfit I got from BabyGap---I love that BabyGap has preemie stuff, so I got her this tiny pink one piece outfit with a tiny matching onesie to go underneath, a pair of little white socks so her little feet don't get cold, and another pink preemie hat. It is soooo soft and little, should be perfect. I think this should work for the rest of our hospital stay.
This last outfit is the dress I picked out by accident, wasn't looking for a dress on that day, but when I saw it I just knew it was the one for her burial. So I picked it up, with a matching light pink cardigan, and hat. I know the hat is going to be too big as well, but I just had to buy it since it matched. Even if she doesn't wear it, it will be another keepsake that matches the dress she will be buried in. I will also put a little pair of white socks with this outfit too.
We are also having a couple blankets made, one of which she will also be buried with--and I will have the macthing one. So when we get those I will be sure to post. I can't wait to see how they turned out!!!
So as you can see this is what I have been putting my focus on lately. I guess this is the "fun stuff" and have enjoyed picking out her cute little things. The "not so fun" stuff we have been putting off, like meeting with the funeral home, but we know we will have to do that in the near future.
Hope you like her outifts and I know she will look prefect in them! :)

19 comments:

Holly said...

The outfits are adorable!

Amy said...

Jodi - these outfits are all adorable. Each one is perfect for what you mentioned. I love all of them and I bet it feels good to know that Jillian will be in some cute outfits that were picked out lovingly by her Mommy & Daddy and Grandma. Very cute!

Mom Putnam said...

Jodi--she will look absolutely adorable in them. I love the one with her name on it. How precious. I am thinking of you and praying for you.
linda

Celia said...

I think the outfits are simply perfect! I am loving what Bellaclairebaby did for you! So precious!

And that dress is absolutely beautiful!

Alyson said...

She is definately going to be dressed like the pretty princess that she is!!

I love the blanket idea.....How special is that?! I can't wait to see it....

I love how you are not letting her prognosis define how you are going to spend your time with her......It makes me smile to see you buying her cute little outfits, and enjoying your time with her......

:0)

xoxoxo

Alyson

http://wellensfamily.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

So beautiful. I am praying for you and little Jillian.
love,
Andi Soergel

Nicole said...

Beautiful outfits!

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Chris, Abby, Ayden, Elliott & Ashley said...

All of the outfits are adorable and she is going to look precious in each and every one!

Jake and Stephanie Perrin said...

I came over from Holly's Blog. i Have read your story.. May the lord bless you with your sweet Jillian! Those outfits are precious! Take care

Christina said...

Those outfits are precious! I pray that you have LOTS of precious moments with your little Jillian. HUGS & PRAYERS

Misty said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! The custom made one is PERFECT. I think you are wise to have several different choices. We did, too, although we only used 2 outfits total, it worked out just fine. We kept the others and tucked them away for a future baby....

Christening Gown said...

Such pretty custom made outfits!

Sheryl said...

Love the outfits, Jodi! She will look adorable in all of them. I love the one with her name on it - and, Grandma Teresa did a great job with the christening gown, too. Thinking of you often ... take care

Adrienne said...

Jodi, I read your comment on my blog and my heart goes out to you and your family. I follow a couple of blogs of women and families that have gone through what you are going through and I admire your strength so much. I’m sure people have told you “everything happens for a reason” (I’ve heard this a million times with our situation) but of all the clich├ęs I’ve heard, I think this is one I really believe. Your little girl will be a blessing in your life. I hope and pray that you can spend as much time as possible with your sweet baby!

MOM said...

I love them! The one with her name is just so precious!! I think you are all set for Jillians Birthday...I can't wait to meet her!

Jamie said...

The outfits are ADORABLE!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them... The one with her name on it is too darn cute, she will look so beautiful in all of them!!

Grandma Teresa and Grandpa Doug said...

All the outfits are adorable!!! So glad you like the gown. I knew it would be perfect for "our little princess Jillian" You are always in our thoughts and prayers. We love you. Mom and Dad Lansink

Christi said...

How cute will she be!!! All the outfits are adorable!! I must say, though, that my favorites are the gap dress and the outfit by Bella Claire.....too stinkin' cute!! The baptismal gown in beautiful, I Love long gowns on infants. The other gap outfits are cute as well, I saw those and they are so, so soft- why can't they make clothes that soft for adults?!?

Thanks for sharing:)
Christi

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Beautiful...