Today is filled with tens..... What exactly does that mean to you? There are many who believe this is of major importance in an energetically spiritual way. I dunno, I guess it is always interesting when all the dates and time are in line, a rarity for sure...... a once in a life time minute.
Did I think of this day back in 1978? No, I was only thinking about the new bundle of joy that was brought into our little family. Her Birth Day was predetermined, she came by C-section in the morning around 8am. (oh dear, what kind of Mother doesn't remember the exact time?) All pink and perfect she came to join her brother, Ryan and her sister, Trisha, each three years apart and all with fall birthdays.
My memory of Emily about that time was what an easy baby she was to care for. She seemed very contented and comfortable in her family. What I remember MOST about this time was her "awake" time was between 10 PM and 2 AM at night. Most babies are happy, talkative and most alert during the morning or maybe afternoon hours. No, not our Emily, she loved being awake in the late hours of the night, when I was most tired and needed some quite time! She was also a thumb sucker. I actually liked that she was, you know the thumb never gets lost! However, before she got braces they put something in the roof of her mouth to stop that thumb sucking. She remembers that well, even today.
She also had a favorite "blankie". Actually, she had two that were identical, I was smart enough to know that two allows one to be washed and dried while she carried the extra one around. I always laughed at how important the blankie was in times of stress. Although, I think it may have actually been more important to her sister, Trisha. Trisha also had a blankie and she loved it so much. She found great comfort in it when she was upset or tired. So whenever Emily cried, the blanket was the first thing Trisha grabbed to give her baby sister. Trisha also did this to our family friend's baby. Their daughter was born between Emily and Trisha, my two girls created another blankie baby. The interesting part, when my friend's next baby was born, between my two girls and her older sister, she too became a "blankie baby". Oh, the things we teach are so innocent and subtle sometimes. It's only afterwards that you can connect the dots.
Emily took her first steps in a Seattle airport, she was nine months old. We had taken a trip out to Seattle to spend some time with my brother and his wife. When most babies are beginning to eat baby food from a jar, Emily would have nothing to do with it, she wanted real food. Her first "real" food was a fork smashed baked potato, I believe this was on a trip to Maine with friends when she was about six months old. We never got her to eat another jar of food after she tasted that.
Photo is with her neice, Tatum.