Aaron’s nasty little umbilical cord stump fell off last night. Yea! That’s the freakiest thing to deal with, when it comes to newborn babies. Every time we’ve changed his diaper, we’ve had to deal with that sharp, solid, dried-out little mass. When it fell out, Lillian saved it for me to see in the morning. She even asked if I wanted to save it. I said that since we didn’t keep his placenta around for posterity, we didn’t have to start with this.
When we threw it away it made a solid dry little thunk in the trash can. Eww.
(You can almost see it in the picture in the blog before this one. Thankfully, the picture is low enough resolution that you can’t make it out in much detail.)