|Originally posted by *solsticemama*
Begging the question...does this special day apply to girls also?
Btw, pregnant mamas--I think there are just 2, eilonwy and *mamajaza*--have you all decided on what kind of a birth setting you'd like? Home birth, hospital, birth center, water birth etc?
I'm not sure if it applies to girls.
I don't think it does, because you're not supposed to cut a girl's hair at all as far as tradition goes. That said, there are many people for whom the first haircut (it usually happens on the same day for all three-year-olds) is something that correlates with weaning; the child is finished nursing, finished 'being a baby', as it were, and the haircut is the next step to being a big person. I think that the party is just as reasonable to do for girls, but not much of a tradition exists because, traditionally, girls don't get their hair cut at all. Of course, there might be people out there who do the same thing for girls.. I wouldn't be at all surprised by it. I'll have to look (it just never occured to me, because I have a boy. :LOL)Clear as mud?Here
is a link to an article about the first haircut ritual & party. Very short and to the point (unlike it's url! :LOL)
I'm planning to give birth in a hospital; I want my drugs. You can attempt to flame me if you like, but if you've read Eli's birth story or been involved in this discussion with me before, you'll either understand where I'm coming from or decide I'm a hopeless case and give up. :LOL I am very well educated about my decision and am going in with my eyes wide open. I'm due 30 June, but expecting to go closer to the middle of the month. By my math, I get a due date of 13 June; Eli was born a bit early, but I'm still thinking this one will show up sometime during the second week of June. If we go later, I can deal with that, though. I've got my mind wrapped around the 30 June date, so I will be less likely to be pulling my hair out if I don't deliver exactly when I expect to, kwim?