Off course it is a tradition to follow old wives tales and what was done in the granny's day and their days before that...which obviously worked back in the day and must still work if we turned out more than just alright. Today there are just so many books and websites with what you should eat, what you should avoid eating, all the dos and don'ts, that make you wonder how our parents and grandparents made it through without it.
It's almost like taking a course in parenting and it practically is as one is about to embark on one of the biggest life changing moments in ones life.
For sure it's a moment that just comes naturally as with any female specie in the animal kingdom, from nesting and preparing for delivery and maternal instinct and bonding that's just innate. As if the great moment is not enough, there's all these choices of strollers, travel systems, cribs, and checking out all the safety recommendations and customer reviews to make sure you get the best and reliable baby gear. That's another whole story on it's own!
Nine months, three quarters of a year, just over 39 weeks, almost 274 days is a long time and carrying a life is truly one of the most special times in a woman's life, and the biggest joy and proud moment most certainly comes thereafter. No matter what you do and how ready you think you are, it actually is so life changing that you will only know just how ready you are when the day arrives. It dawns upon you that your life will never be the same, there will be a little person needing you and demanding your time 24/7...and suddenly you want to rush and do everything before the day arrives, everything you've left incomplete .... almost sounds a bit selfish...
Then you feel those hiccups resonating in your belly almost to remind you of the time you have left till he/she makes their début, and you realise just how awesome life is and will be...and what a blessing it is in one's life.
(For our little angel)
( NIV ) John 16:21 A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.