Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

11.30.2004

Eww factor

I didn't bronze the children's shoes, but my mother has my brother's still. Pretty cute, to be honest. When I worked in newsrooms, the reporters and photogs teased me about my shrines to my son on my desk. I haven't worked in a newsroom since the second and third children have been born of there would have been giant montages of them around my desk. But, here is a nasty new trend that I hope dies soon. These sickos are saving their baby's umbilical cord in acrylic resin or even gold plating it.

Ewww. I have heard of people saving their kidney stones or gall stones and stuff, but don't put that crap on your desk.

Ewww.

6 Comments:

  • At 12:57 PM, November 30, 2004, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Ok sis-in-law, that is just plain nasty. I think I saved Boo's stump for a few weeks in his babybook and then it just grossed me out, so I chunked it. It is gross the things we get attached to!

     
  • At 3:55 PM, November 30, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Maybe I'll tell the story on my blog one day about how I ended up rescuing a girl from a cult that were eating her baby's placenta. Raw, I believe.

    Regarding odd baby book fare, I have 3 of my sons foreskins displayed, as well as their belly stems. My mom kept a page in mine to mount all of the things I had swallowed she had been able to recover from my diaper. Lots of buttons and coins and stuff.

     
  • At 6:52 PM, November 30, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Funny thing, Kat, those foreskins look just like little mini-pork rinds.

     
  • At 7:31 PM, November 30, 2004, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Oh, now THAT is gross.

    Thanks sis-in-law for getting this thread of comments started. :)

     
  • At 9:36 PM, November 30, 2004, Blogger Astrosmith said…

    Have y'all read this book called "Birthing From Within"? It's a weird-ass pregnancy book for hippies or something.

    Anyway, they had a couple of ideas for what to do with your placenta...

    One, you could dip it in paint and make a print of it to frame and hang in your baby's room.

    Two, you could plant a tree, and place the placenta at the bottom of the hole you dug. Then as the kid grows, you can tell them, "That's your tree!"

    That's all I remember...use your imagination! 101 Things You Can Do With Your Placenta!

     
  • At 8:54 AM, December 01, 2004, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    That is pretty disgusting. I've heard the old wives' tale about burying the placenta, but that is downright nasty. I suppose it is more practically done if you have an at-home birth. I mean, seriously, what else were they supposed to do with it when birthing babies at home? The whole eating it thing is nasty. I would have loved to see the Lamaze teacher's face when asking about such things. I remember wanting to bank the baby's cord blood because it can be helpful in certain health situations in the future, but it costs hundreds to thousands of dollars to do and we don't have that kind of disposable income. Would have been nice though. But, that would have been stored in some sterile facility, not on my fireplace mantle. Ack.

     

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