Monday, May 4, 2009
Here is my growing baby. She is due to arrive in a month. I am slowly trying to remember all the necessary items for her arrival. When I had my first child the hospital told me that I did not need to do anything about the umbilical cord. They said it would dry up and fall off on its own. I remember there was brown goop stuck in her belly button long after the cord fell off. When I had my second child the hospital told me to apply rubbing alcohol after every diaper change, thus speeding up the drying time and helping the cord fall off sooner. The cord fell off nicely leaving a very clean belly button. My request to you, dear reader, is what did you do about the umbilical cord? What proof alcohol did you use, if any? Seeking advice...
Here is the Man of the house on his big mountain bike race day. He did amazingly well for a first time racer. He entered the 2009 Wild Rockies Regional Championship Series first race of the season known as the "Barking Spider XC." The race was held in Murphy, Idaho and my sister joined my girls and me to make up the cheering section. He placed third in his age division! We all had such an awesome time that we plan to make this an annual event. Way to go! We are so proud of him.