Visiting shrine for dog's day

Hello. I'm Mitsu from Q-beh.
I went to shrine with wife to pray an easy birth for baby. 

It is kind of tradition that after 5 months pregnant woman visit shrine on the dog's day for praying an easy birth of baby. 

It was calm and peaceful time to me=)

After we prayed, we bought charm for wife and baby. 
Inside of the charm, there is a little piece of straw. 
As superstition, if there is a joint part of the straw you could see, the baby may male. 
If there's not, the baby may female. 

All I hope is that wife and baby are fine and smile always~!