Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Nutritious Treat

Yesterday, Jocelyn's umbilical cord fell off. Justin was in the shower and I set it aside in case he wanted to see it. I turned around a minute later to see my poodle munching it down. Yum. I guess it's organic, so it can't be that bad, right?


Melissa said...

This was sent to me in an e-mail and made me think immediatly of you!

Before I was a Mom,I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom,I had never been puked on. Pooped on.Chewed on.
Peed on.I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts. I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests. Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom, I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.. I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom..

Before I was a Mom, I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.. I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby. I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child. I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom, I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay. I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment
or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom.

Maria said...

That's really funny that Punky gave you that, I thought the same thing when I read it - I just hadn't forwarded it yet! But hey, at least now someone has beat me for the longest comment award! :)
So that is pretty disgusting! My mother-in-law said if I didn't want my placenta when Logan was born she would take it! (I couldn't do it so she got her daughter's) She planted it under her lemon tree for fertilzer! Anyone for lemonade? So hey, maybe your poodle will have extra lush hair!

Jamie Boyd said...

I'm hesitant to post this because Melissa's comment was so beautiful, but when I read the your post about the the dog eating the cord, I gagged a little bit.

Whitney said...

Me too.

Jen said...

Congrats on the baby Lara! I am very excited for you to experience motherhood. That is really disgusting about the dog, just wait until she is rummaging through the trash for dirty diapers. :(

Stefanie Sayre said...

that is disgusting!

Meagan Spaulding said...

Jamie, I totally feel you there. Totally gross.

Anonymous said...

One of the reasons we didn't do a home-birth when PJ was born is because we had four dogs at the time. I could just imagine them fighting over the after-birth. Yep, my dogs are disgusting and I love them anyway.


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