Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The day her umbilical cord stump fell off.

Today, the umbilical cord of Laetitia finally fell off. I have been waiting for this little "milestone" but it was a lot less eventful then I had imagine. Well, I'm not sure what I was expecting but it seemed like it was just another little event in the course of the day.

While Laetitia was given her bath, I noticed that the umbilical cord stump seemed to be just hanging by a little bit of skin and I was thinking it would probably fall off by itself in a day or so. After the bath, as I dried her with her towel, I suddenly noticed that the umbilical cord stump is missing! It got stuck to the towel. Well, I promptly asked mum to remove the stump and throw it away. There was a little redness and some bloodish spot on the belly button but I remember reading in "What to expect the first year" that it is very normal.

Well, one less thing to worry about now.

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