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Did you save the umbilical cord stump?

Poll Results: Did you save the umbilical stump?

 
  • 36% (15)
    Yes
  • 53% (22)
    No
  • 9% (4)
    Other
41 Total Votes  
post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
A little poll on our last day as a DDC (I think).

Did you save the part of your baby's belly button that fell off?
post #2 of 20
Thread Starter 
I had ours sitting on the countertop and my DH finally asked me WHY is that sitting there?
I said I'm going to save it in his baby book.
Then it disappeared! I don't know where it went
post #3 of 20
Yes! I saved dd1's too, but I think it got lost over the last 2.5 years. I put dd2's in a Ziploc and marked it, so hopefully it won't suffer the same fate!
post #4 of 20
we saved DS's and it is safe in his baby book in fact he was just looking at it an dwhen I told him what it was he looked at me like I told him it was poop...LMAO

Kai's we didn't save because it fell in a poopy diaper...lol good story for her baby book though...
post #5 of 20
I tried but DH said it reminded him of the "it's Greg's foreskin! ::kerplop::" scene from Meet The Fockers
post #6 of 20
I was way too disgusted by it by the time it fell off. My DD's fell off about 5 days postpartum - this one hung on for almost two weeks and it was rank and nasty. I was so glad to see it go. Blech.
post #7 of 20
I considered it with ds and left it on the windowsill for a few days. Dh thought I was nuts, but eventually I tossed it. Didn't consider it with dd1, an dd2 had the grossest cord of the three. It fell off overnight and had fallen out of the diaper during a half asleep change. It fell out of her clothes later the next day in a "well that's where you went" moment.
post #8 of 20
first, second and third babies, yes, but this time, no. I'm not sure where those other nasties are but I'll toss them if I find them. I'm over it.

I don't think there's anything wrong with keeping them, though.
post #9 of 20
I did~ a long loop of it. We had a lotus birth so when her cord detached I cut it off from the placenta. Its sitting in a stack of pictures and things for her scrapbook.
post #10 of 20
yep, saved it with dd too...
post #11 of 20
I have all mine. The midwife gave us little kind of presentation boxes with their names and DOB painted on them to keep them in.
post #12 of 20
didn't save the stump but have the placenta in my deep freeze!
post #13 of 20
Quote:
didn't save the stump but have the placenta in my deep freeze!
Me, too! I forgot about that!
post #14 of 20
no--it was just gone one day and i never found it. i was waiting and waiting for it to come off--SOOO disgusting and fishy smelling and pusy and staining everything brown and spreading the stink all over my bra every time he nursed--and then one diaper/clothing change it was gone. i still haven't found it--i kind of assume it fell out somewhere and that the dog found it, lapping it up like some yummy, smelly treat. eeeeww.
post #15 of 20
Andrew's was absolutley deeeeeescusting! I really thought I was going to lose it when it fell off. I was in a huge hurry to make it disappear for good.:Puke
post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by Miss Juice
I was way too disgusted by it by the time it fell off. [...] this one hung on for almost two weeks and it was rank and nasty. I was so glad to see it go. Blech.
:

Like others here, we saved the placenta. I had originally intended to try eating it, but since it was the most likely home of my big infection, that went out the window. We're now planning to plant a tree over it up at my ILs cabin, providing we can do that. (It's bear country, so there are regs about organic material e.g. no compost bins/piles, etc. We have to check if deep burial is OK.)
post #17 of 20
Nope, but count me in with the "placenta in the freezer" club!
post #18 of 20
I accidentally polled no, but we did! In my defense I was nak at the time!

We saved the placeta and were planning on eating it, but no one but myself was willing to prepare it and the first week I didnt want to do anything and the second week we were out of town. It seemed unnecessary to do it 3 weeks post pardum-so its still in the freezer waiting to be planted at my friends farm.
post #19 of 20
I have no idea where it went when it fell off...I am sure one of my cats probably ate it or something lol.
post #20 of 20
Yes, I have all of their cords and the placenta is in the freezer. The last we planted.
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