Wednesday, February 24, 2010

bel: 40 days

In forty days, the incarnating being, who has previously lived free of time and space in the heavenly world, has achieved the first stage of adaptation to existence in a world of space and time.

This forty
days can be seen as a period of adjustment between spiritual and physical states. We thus recognize that forty days is the time needed for the spirit to adapt itself to new conditions. From Genesis we learn that Noah spent 40 days in the ark. Likewise, Christ spent 40 days fasting in the desert. We can all remember this when we are in a transition time, and allow ourselves the proper time to adapt.

The baby comes from the watery realm into the the realms of earth and air, as well as physical changes, there is a total change of consciousness that occurs.

Welcome to the world, baby girl.

Mirabel is a marvelous baby. For the past four night she has slept 8 hours straight! She is soft and nuzzly and mellow and sweet. In other words, a perfect compliment to her big sister! I am pretty sure I got a smile out of her the other day, and I am looking forward to the day she starts beaming at me.

She looks so much like Luciya did as a baby! I will have to post some comparative pictures.

I have been working on a separate blog for wondrous Mirabel (or "Bel," which I think goes along with Eryn's "eLLe" for Luciya), and I am finally ready to share! So, take a look if you want here. I am going to try and keep it focused on the Down syndrome side of things as we learn and experience this new life together.