August 15, 2008

Fallen Stump

Yesterday PK's umbilical cord stump fell off! It fell off during a diaper change, without much fanfare. After it fell off, the hubby just chucked it in the garbage. Call me crazy but I wish I'd taken a picture of it before it was thrown out. It seems that even the little things just beg to be documented when it comes to little PK.

I have to say that I'm glad that the cord stump fell off in a timely manner, since it's such a tricky area to care for. Back when the hubby and I were kids, the umbilical cord stump was cared for with a rubbing alcohol-soaked cotton swab. Nowadays parents are told to just leave it be. No soap. No water. Nothing. The drier it is, the faster it falls off. I'm sure that care instructions will change again a few years down the road.
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