Thirty-Three

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We started week 33 of pregnancy yesterday. I turn 33 tomorrow. What else didn’t we know about the # 33 according to Wikipiedia?

  • There are 33 vertebrae in normal human spines.
  • It’s also the # on the Newton scale at which water boils.
  • It apparently is also important to religions (age Jesus was crucified, # of beads in Islamic prayer sets, and a numeric representation of the Star of David).
  • It’s the jersey number of famous athletes Larry Bird, Scottie Pippen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Patrick Ewing as well as the number of racers that participate in the Indianapolis 500 race.
  • Both Smashing Pumpkins and Coheed and Cambria have songs titled 33.
  • Beer and 33 apparently are intertwined—it’s printed on all Rolling Rock labels, as well as a a Vietnamese beer that was popular with American soldiers during the war and a brand of Nigerian beer too.
  • If you’re a math nerd, there are a host of facts about 33 that even I don’t understand.

Most importantly, 33 is the age that PC and I become parents. I get to finally be a mom. It’s the number at which our world completely changes. It’s the year we are no longer a family of 2 humans and our fur babies.

“Life is truly a ride. We’re all strapped in and no one can stop it. When the doctor slaps your behind, he’s ripping your ticket and a way you go. As the years go by, sometimes you will put your arms up and scream, sometimes you will just hang onto that bar in front of you. But the ride is the thing. I think the most you can hope for at the end of life is that your hair is messed up, you’re out of breath and you didn’t throw up.”-unknown. Here’s to you 33!

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