About a week ago, we celebrated Baby Pizza’s Baek Il, which is a common celebration for Koreans marking the 100th day after a child’s birth. A long time ago in Korea when there were more childhood diseases, the survival rate for babies was low so it was a pretty big deal for a baby to make it past 100 days. It’s still commonly celebrated today and considered a birthday celebration. More than two years ago when we were celebrating Lil’ Pizza’s Baek Il, I remember feeling relieved as things started to get a little “easier,” and thought, “wow, I survived!” Yes, I know it’s supposed to be a day celebrating a big milestone for the baby, but those earlier months of struggling through as a first time mom made that monumental day a big deal not only for her, but for me too. So when I started to have a difficult time with Baby Pizza during her first month, I told Mr. Pizza that when we hit 100 days, I was going to do something for ME and celebrate! When that day came, I spent the afternoon with a friend eating good food and getting a massage. It was great to get away for a few hours from Baby Pizza and Lil’ Pizza and enjoy a slice of really good pizza. I told you, Mrs. Pizza really loves her pizza!
Baby Pizza’s Baek Il was pretty low key with dinner and a cake at my house with my parents. Still, it was a good day to just pause and see how much Baby Pizza has already grown so much!