My friend Lynn gave birth to two boys recently. So Cart and I paid a visit to see how she was doing.
When we reached the main entrance of where she lived, we spotted something interesting. Above the entrance was a rosetta.
There is an Italian custom to hang up a rosetta to symbolise that there is a newborn baby in the building. Blue for male babies while pink for girls.
I wonder if there are another more other Italian customs in regards to babies. Whereas for us Malays, we have the cukur jambul tradition where the baby gets their first haircut at the end of the new mother’s confinement period.
I’m a little worried for Lynn since she had a C section. Just the sound of that gives me feel queasy especially after watching a television programme about it.
Nevertheless, Lynn is doing fine and although she says that she feels some discomfort, she’s able to move around the house freely.
Anyway, I present to you, Sean and Erik!
I find it interesting that Lynn was able to already tell the personalities of her two boys. Sean, on the left was the more relaxed one while Erik was more active.
They are oh so very tiny.