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Did you save the umbilical stump?

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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...
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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.
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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.)
 

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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.
 
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