8.06.2007

save the stump!


a few days ago little miss mae's stump of her umbilical cord finally fell off and was replaced with a sweet belly button.

is it totally gross that we saved blondie's stump? e heard somewhere that some culture puts the stump into a doll for whatever reason. probably for longevity, fortune, or health. hmmm, what else could it be for? i planned on making a doll to put blondie's into and never have. so yeah, i still have in little jewelry box a shriveled up little piece of umbilical cord. mae's will soon join it i'm sure.

perhaps though, i will decide to be superstitious and make a couple of freaky looking dolls.

11 comments:

Taylor Tree said...

that does gross me out a little. your saving a scab. do you realize that? ewww.
btw, i didn't go to utah. do you want to hang out?

Rob*Sheena*Jonah*Lucy said...

Oh wow. I think I need to see a picture of Ava's--does it shrivle more over two years?? Does it look like a rasin? I'm so confused....

Lewieville said...

I would have to agree with Alisha, that is gross. I hated seeing it when it was still attached let alone two years later!! I threw that thing away so fast...

eric said...

your gross.

banananutmeg said...

I had a science teacher in high school that saved HER PLACENTA. Now THAT was nasty. She preserved it in a jar of formaldehyde and brought it in for us to look at. Like a high school sophomore wants to see that! Anyway, on their baby's first birthday they planted a tree and buried the placenta under its roots. It's some symbolic ritual her family has done for years. You could plant something and bury the stumps. I kind of like the doll idea if you want to save them...but you should do something with them...i mean, if they DO look like raisins...you don't want ava to find them and eat them or something!

Snow Crew said...

Not sure how I feel about the cord saving business- cool theory though. I DO know how I feel about your awesome blog though! I love that Garrett and I can spy on you! I hope you don't mind. What a beautiful family, Greta Mae is gorgeous- just like Ava. She is so lucky to have all that hair- she has more than Cannon does now! Hayley you look great and congrats!

and baby makes three said...

i saved nora's too and i didn't really know what to do with it. it's kinda gross but i love the doll idea. besides, i've always thought the umbilical cord is such a cool creation -your baby feeds off of you literally for nine months! now that's gross. you should stick the stump in a doll and no one will ever know! except for all of us that read your blog.

Richards Ramblings said...

Okay, seriously ... I never even thought about saving it. Probably because, it's just another thing to save and store. Also, I was the weird kid that saved things like stitches once they were removed and teeth once they have fallen out ( I know ... totally disgusting), what was I thinking. I even saved my cast after my skiing accident until one day I realized it had changed colors and was starting to get really nasty (smelly too)!!! You would think that of all people I would save the stump, but I think I learned a valuable lesson as a child... #1 everything gets gross and #2 who wants to be the girl that holds on to these things. I think it's best if you do save it to keep it out of sight. Hidden away in a doll is a bit creepy, but at the same time it's put away nicely (never to be seen again, but at the same time giving you piece of mind that you didn't throw it away). Best of both worlds (creepy worlds that is).

Lori said...

I say make the doll. If you've saved Ava's for that long, you might as well hold onto it. ;-)

We threw away Cohen's but he had a crazy herniated belly button so he still has a small little bump on the side of his belly button. It is like it will always be a part of him.

Tiffany said...

I don't think I can comment on the stump business, its all been covered, but can I say that is one gorgeous picture of Mae. She just gets more beautiful!
PS-remind me never to never let Audrey eat any of Ava's raisins. . . :)

kimhumpherys said...

That's so gross Hailey! Seriously, once Ava finds out what's in that doll..he,he..she's going to think you're weird..he,he...hee..soo funny! Yuck though seriously!!

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