100 days

27 Mar

in some asian cultures the 100th day of a babies life is considered nearly – if not more – important than the first birthday. celebrations are held. special food and drink are consumed. customs are observed. prayers and thanks are offered up in appreciation of making it through what was considered the most difficult part of a newborns life. after reading about the 100 days when hook was born it struck a tenet within me. perhaps there is no monumental shift when a baby reaches 100 days but it still means something. even if is just a symbol of hope for fewer sleepless nights or less crying or more progress toward milestones it matters (every day matters of course but you rarely hear anyone say – oh my baby is 78 days old). so yesterday was the wigglers 100th day on the outside. it was marked on my calendar and i looked forward to it. because it felt significant (if only to me). there were no celebrations. no family and friends gathering to wish the wigglers well. but it was a good day. an important day. filled with smiles. and naps. and love. and since the wigglers weren’t born until the evening m suggested that the 100th day technically runs into today. so i will spend the rest of the day quietly celebrating all the amazing ways our life has changed in the past 100 days.

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One Response to “100 days”

  1. Cindy 6 SunUTC2011-03-27T18:39:11+00:00UTC03bUTCSun, 27 Mar 2011 18:39:11 +0000 2009 at 6:39 PM #

    oh my goodness, look at those sweet faces. happy 100 days!

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