I hired a doula this time, just for support and control, and also because there's no family member I want in the delivery room with me, yet I don't want to be by myself. I felt quite panicked in the last hour of labor before my dd was born. My doula is confident she can help with controlling pushing to prevent tearing. Just hearing that comforts me. A lot of ladies get episiotomies here.
Chinese people tend to choose one of the following to celebrate their babies-- first full moon (lunar month), double full moon (two lunar months), or first 100 days. The latter two tend to be popular these days because people don't like to take their babies out in public too early. My dd celebrated a 'double full moon birthday'. Traditionally red eggs and a 10-course meal is served. I'll probably have a similar celebration for my second child.
For my dd, as we lived in India at that time, we celebrated her first food around 5 months old at a Hindu temple. The priests put her on a scale, and on the other side they put bananas as offering. The parents of the baby donate the offering (to the temple) that's equal to the weight of the baby. Then the priest fed her some rice. It was interesting to me, but my second won't have this.
Also, my family asks a priest or feng shui person to choose the Chinese name for the baby. The characters are chosen based on the time of the birth.
single mama to DD1 (June 2011) and DD2 (Dec 2014)