With ds#1, who was born in the hospital, it got left behind (I was offered it, but not encouraged to take it...didn't know where I would put it, etc.). The midwife did play with it a little to show us it's structure (the amniotic bag was still attached to it, so she stuck her hands in it and "re-formed" it to show us it's shape...kind of cool).
With ds#2, we froze it and just thawed and planted it about 2 weeks ago
. We cut it in two and planted it under two lilac bushes in our front yard, one for each ds.
OT, my d-fil came by yesterday and dh was showing him our new landscaping and mentioned that the placenta was buried underneath. He informed dh that that was "too much information"
LOL I think he is still tramatized from ds#2's birth (he was around the house for several hours of my labor watching ds#1...it was his first and last experience listening to a naturally laboring woman and I was LOUD