Dec 8, 2009

On the way...

Time flies... it had been 3weeks ++ since Clement was born... he was 3.15kg and now 4.2kg in 21 days... for sure he got enough sleep, milk and fun of course... :) As for a daddy... it is.... THE SAME!! :) hahahah yes... I do have enough sleep and I do have enough rest...except 1 or 2 nights of waking up to change diapers as well as carrying Clement to calm him down when he got his nightmare....(interesting that a 21days old bb got nightmare, must be the birth canal that he still got the nightmare :P....



So .. soon he will be full 1 month... and according to Chinese custom, when a baby turns one month old, a ceremony is held to celebrate the first full moon. This conincides with the end of the mother's confiment period (yippie for CM) and both mother and baby will be formally introduced to the extended family or friends for the first time (for baby). So they also have party and the baby go through some customaries and then the relative and friends will give their blessing and gifts to the new baby. Of course not to forget Ang Ku Kueh and red eggs will be served...

Ang Ku Kueh is a glutinous peanut cake dyed with approved red coloring. and for a baby boy, usually a plain round ang ku will be given out. If you got a girl, a tortoise mould ang ku will be given...

Red Eggs is usually given due to the dyed red symbolise luck and blessing and eggs are represent fertility and the round shapes symbolise harmony... so if a baby boy will give out odd number of eggs and for baby girl will be even numbers...

During the baby 1st month, they also have their first hair cut... this is to symbolise the shedding of the birth hair and some tradition said that mother and the baby need to bathe in water mixed with pomelo leaves to wash away the unwated and evil vibes.

Wow.... there are many more "tradition" that need to follow... or.. lets just keep it simple :) we will do what we can and within our reach... I believe it is a celebration of life and a celebration of best gift from God. Every little steps that the baby took from now onwards are a major steps for him... and lets just continue to help and protect him and with or without the special event.. the baby still a joyful baby :)

2 comments:

My Space said...

Don't forget to reserve the glutinous rice, curry and the ang ku kueh for me too!! ^_^

My Space said...

btw, just ot let you know that your blog list did not update my blog correctly, not sure is the problem at my site or yours? It seems there is bugs somewhere.

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