One of the traditional milestones in my family is the 1 month celebration of a newborn.
It allows both sides of the family to get together and celebrate the birth of the newborn after the “Confinement” period is over and mom and bub are both allowed out of the house.
Due to other commitments though, we ended up having the celebration party last weekend (when Jayden was actually 6 weeks old). It was a great chance to catch up with family and friends after being isolated for so long. Jayden was a very lucky boy as he got his very first cake made for him as well as some lucky red packets (we’ve started a little saving account for him in his name which he’ll hopefully appreciate one day).
I love cake, especially cake made with lots of love which this one obviously was!
My uncle brought along his super duper Canon DSLR to take some snaps of Jayden (which was a welcome change to my crappy iPhone camera). I’m really glad he did as it makes a huge difference to the quality and control of the photo. Here are some others from the day.
I believe culture and traditions are very important to any child’s upbringing. I will be instilling my family’s beliefs, morals and traditions to Jayden as he grows up so he can understand (as much as possible) our ways. In a way, it teaches them respect and I think it’s important for our kids to realise that all these little things help form our characters and make us individuals. One day he’ll be forging his own traditions and values for his kids too!
Every culture has its own sets of milestones which mark a special occasion in a child’s life.
I’d love to hear about what celebrations you’ve had with your little one too! Please share them below :)