Toronto: Baby Shower for Louise
I went to my first baby shower on April 14th, 2007. This is a tradition that people have here. It is a celebration for the mother-to-be and to "shower" her with gifts. The gifts are usually baby-stuff like teeny-tiny clothes, toys, playpens, etc.... things the new mum and baby can use. The party is usually for women-only.
I had a lot of fun with the other gals. The baby is due on May 2nd, and we are all eagerly waiting for he or she to make its entrance into this world.
I guess the gift-giving is not so different from Chinese tradition where we give ang-pow when we visit the newborn during the confinement period. The ang-pow money will help the new parents in setting up their new life with the little one, just as the gifts will :)