Originally posted by sylviamama:
"The highlight of the ceremony was my 5 year old niece exclaiming at the top of her lungs "Ewwwwww! What's that? It's gross!" as the placenta slid out of the plasticware into the ground. Who was supposed to prepare that munchkin......?"
Ummmm, that would be me!
Who knew?! I was lying on your kitchen floor with a migraine instead of preparing my dd for seeing a placenta!(I was pg , but didn't know yet, hence the migraine. Our girls are 9 months apart!
)If it makes you feel any better, sis, I prepared her so well for Ellie's placenta burial that she could be heard loudly directing her little friend, Hannah, who was in attendance, not to yell, "Ewwwwww, gross!"
We had similar ceremonies to sylviamama's for my girls' placentas, as they share a grampa and "high priest"!
I didn't plant anything over either one, but rather buried them under the same crabapple tree in my parent's yard (we live in an apartment above their house). It was December when Sophia was born so her placenta stayed in the freezer for so long, I finally just wanted to do something with it, so didn't buy a tree. Then I wanted to be sure both girls were treated the same.