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My Wife Just Said… #144

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“Arden’s umbilical cord finally fell off this morning at 4am (sleep is highly overrated). Feeling strangely emotional about it, but excited for the many soothing baths to come!” –Avara


There are certain milestones that mark the passage of time in a family’s life. Sure, they may smell a bit cheesy, but with an equally cheesy grin you then realize life has crossed over into new territory and there’s no turning back..

A detached umbilical cord stub is one of those moments.

What’s weirder is a little piece of humanfleshsomething can make you feel emotions. We measure our kids’ heights, their feet, their growth in school and in all sorts of other ways to grab onto their time with us. Sometimes, the demarcation points are painful. Others are purely joyful.

And some look like dried out pieces of an unknown fruit in a granola bag.

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14 Responses to “My Wife Just Said… #144”

  1. Annette says:

    I couldn’t wait for those nasty things to fall off. *shudder*

  2. Amanda R. says:

    Both of my boys lost their umbilical stumps on their estimated due dates, which was kind of neat to me. (they were both born at 39 weeks)

  3. Rebecca says:

    “And some look like dried out pieces of an unknown fruit in a granola bag.”

    That made me gag a little, but so true.

  4. Whitney says:

    I thought that people who saved them were really gross…then when my son’s feel off I had to do everything in my power to NOT save it! Yuck and Sob all at the same time!

  5. Alison says:

    I saved my girls, it made me a little sad the day it fell off

  6. Rachel says:

    My father was creepy and saved it in my baby book.. its taped to the back… He wanted to save my first poop but my mom drew the line on that!

  7. Michelle Thomas says:

    Lol, I saved both my kids 🙂

  8. Lisa says:

    I didn’t save the cord stump but the rest of the cord is still in my freezer attached to the placenta I am trying to figure out what to do with… we are going to need a very big baby book if I want to tape that to the back!
    Have to say, though, I was extremely cross when I discovered that the ‘tooth fairy’ (aka my mum) had been flushing my baby teeth down the toilet.

  9. Elisa says:

    I’ve saved all my older daughters baby teeth, sounds gross I know but I did wrap them in clear Sellotape so they were airtight as a was worried about any unusual wiffs developing, I haven’t got a full set however as I think she must of swallowed them in her sleep but I’ve got the front 10 lol

  10. Jo says:

    Yeah…NO! I would never keep that…I do keep some of their teeth. I have a deal with the tooth fairy. I pay her twice what she gives the kids for the tooth! 😉

  11. Jess says:

    Ok….so yes, I’m a bit nostalgic when it comes to saving important things or at least things I think are important but I never understood why parents keep body items like this, and teeth. *shudders while slightly grossed out*

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