Hi, IF visitors. Our friend, Jaz , sent a letter to us. Enjoy her story about her baby and family 🙂
I am getting close to my due date. The doctor’s says it was near by September 10. I would like to get close to that cause it is my father’s in law birthday. But we’ll see what it will happen. Today I would like to talk about baby showers. Last month I went to Mexico to visit my family, due to my parents coming from Merida after fulfilling a mission of two years, they were heading up home. We did a great family reunion and also a baby shower with my extended family. I would like to talk about the differences about the two cultures I’ve been involved with about baby showers. I’ll have another baby shower here in USA tomorrow. I think because the closeness between these two countries Mexico is very influenced with the USA’s customs. Both like to decorate, give presents and have games. However the food is different. In Mexico we like to have big amount of food and in USA just having little appetizers, like sandwiches, fruit kabobs, chocolate pretzels, etc. Also another differences are: Mexicans buy their gifts wherever they can, but Americans they use store registrations. Mexicans can have baby showers mix men and women, but Americans just women. I think those are some of the things I can mention. What are some customs in your own places to receiving a baby? Another facts I can say are is that we already decided my boy’s name. It is going to be Laertes. It is a Greek name and it means Leader of the town. It is the father of Odysseus on the play Odyssey. We are exited to have the baby pretty soon. It is going to be a great learning experience.