WEEKLY    1/16/2011          

Vicky's Baby Shower

Did You Know?

Ancient Chinese myths and customs of pregnancy start shortly after a couple weds. Many believe it is  unlucky to throw a shower for an unborn baby. In China, the parties come after the little one arrives. The expectant mother's own mother buys the child's entire layette. A month before the baby is due, the maternal grandmother sends a package of clothing for her expectant daughter called tsue shen, or hastening the delivery. There is a white cloth inside the package with which to wrap the newborn. The maternal grandmother waits three days after the baby arrives before she visits the newborn bringing all her clothes and baby equipment.