Tuesday, April 24, 2012

100 Day Celebration

Abigail is 100 days old today.  In the Korean culture a baby's 100th day is called baekil.  Families celebrate baekil as a celebration of the blessing of life and to wish the baby good health and future luck.  Also, according to Korean culture, on the baby’s 100th day in this world she has existed for 365 days since she was created in the womb.  It is said the duration of pregnancy is 280 days which is based on the menstrual cycle.  From the actual conception date the length of pregnancy is about 265 days.  So it becomes 365 days when a baby becomes 100 days old.  So baek-il is really another dol (first birthday party in Korean) congratulating the baby’s successful first year.
Picture #1: We presented Abigail with a gold ring his parents bought her as part of the baekil celebration.
Picture #2: Ted and Abigail.
Picture #3: Beth, Grandpa, Grandma, and Abigail.

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