Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Belly Button!

Bonding with my child will now commence now that the rotting umbilical stump has fallen off.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

YOU HAVE SUCH A WAY WITH WORDS. EVEN WITH THE ROTTING UMBILICAL CORD SHE IS GORGEOUS.
Auntie

zizz said...

You are too funny!
It seems like Coraline's conjoined twin lopped off more quickly than Aizay's.

-zizz

Dave said...

You're right, Joan. I'm not sure how long exactly it took Aizay's to fall off, but I posted about its demise on 9/20--over a month later! This was much less excruciating. I wonder if we were too delicate with Aizay's stump--if we'd been rougher, maybe it'd have come off sooner.

P.S. Thanks, Bev, for letting me deposit it in the trash can at your desk.

Becca said...

You mean I have to wait that long to bond with the baby once he finally comes out?

I just read about the "controversy" over whether or not to clean said rotting object w/ alcohol or not. Apparently if you don't it drops off quicker, but smells nastier. I'm so glad to know that in advance. Maybe you have more parenting tips, or philosophical analysis of this information.Because I need to know. NOW.

-b

Dave said...

I should emphasize that I'm the one with the problem...not Christine. Maybe it's a guy thing, because the moms I ask don't remember having a problem with it and in general can't even recall a smell.

Marj said...

With Toby, I was fascinated with the cord process, and thought nothing more of it. With Sophie however, I only freaked out when she scratched it and it bled alot! (don't read that last part Dave!!!)

But here is a funny story: When I was pregnant we were debating about cicumcision for our baby boy. My then hubby was totally against it, pointing out that his infant nephew had the procedure done aleady and still has the bandages on. I said "How do you know?" He said "You can see it- LOOK!" I looked. Apparently he had never seen a new baby close up- that was the umbilical cord!