Penny is 100 days old today!
Penny is one-quarter Chinese (from my side) and one-quarter Korean (from her dad’s), and both cultures consider reaching the 100-day mark a milestone to be celebrated! There are several traditional reasons for this, some slightly more morbid than others (in the olden days it was a cause for celebration whenever a baby survived this long), and some nice and merry (representing the wish that the baby will live to be 100 years old!).
Either way, I just love any reason to celebrate and dress Penny up (because I don’t dress her up in outfits every single day anyway or anything, hehe.)
Happy 100 days, little love! They’ve been the greatest 100 days we could’ve ever imagined! Being your mom is the absolute best, and I’m so excited to see what the next 100 days — and the 100 after that, and after that! — bring!
I’m soaking up these last few days before I’m back at work (next week!), and while I’m excited to get back into the swing of things work-wise, it’s definitely bittersweet as I’m going to miss being able to focus 100% of my time and attention on this little bean. That said, I’m so incredibly grateful for the flexibility that my job offers, as well for as my wonderful parents and mother-in-law, allowing me to maximize my time with her even when I’m back to the daily grind.
And so it goes!