Happy 100 Days, Isabel Rock! October 16 was a meaningful milestone for Isa and for the family, as she marked her 100th day on earth. In Korean, the day is called 백일 (Baek-il), and the Chinese mark it, too, since in East Asian cultures way back in history, babies might have died before 100 days due to sickness.
So the 100 day celebration marks having survived this long — and not just the baby, but the parents, since the first few months can be difficult. There are many traditional customs for the 100th day, like eating red bean cakes for good luck, throwing a party and dressing the baby in traditional clothing.
We have been traveling nonstop — Isa has now been to three countries in her three months of life — so we didn’t get organized enough to throw her a party. But thankfully we were in Beijing and I snagged some traditional clothing. Isa looks great!