Friday, July 10, 2009

placental honor/today's haul

after i had olive we took the placenta and buried it under a lilac bush at my parents house. i'm really glad we did this for several reasons. one, as hippy dippy as this sounds i am amazed at the physical capabilities of a placenta. men, you try spontaneously generating an organ! sure it was not painlessly delivered but hey, i still think women can do a pretty neat trick and all that. because of that uniqueness i wanted to (whoops hippy dippy talk again) give the placenta a bit of honor. it grew my daughter selflessly and i kind of believe it would be nice to keep something else growing too. lastly, i think it is a nice idea to plant something in honor of your children and see how it grows as they do too.


april 2008



june 2009


oh & half of today's haul (the other half went to maggie and austin). click on it for specifics if you're confused about what each thing is

Daily Haul

7 comments:

Queen Bee said...

it did a fine job nourishing Olive and it looks like the placenta is working hard to do the same for the lilac bush. :)

JVH said...

beautiful! Lincolns placenta is still in our freezer..lol. we are planning on planting it also :))
good thinking planting at your parents house, i didnt want to plant it here, because we want to move soon.

Jessi said...

Now that is awesome! Placenta's are so neat!

jenny mae. said...

jvh - that is just why we planted it at my parents home. fear of having to move and leave it behind

cachet said...

that is way cool. i am still bummed no one offered to even show me the placentas from my first two babies. with my last two babies, i spent LOTS of time examining them before planting them into the earth--so amazing! even did a placenta print this last time. :)

KBH said...

Love it!!! We planted a tree with ours (I mean, mine and Adaira's). Here's the link to the post I did about it: http://mammashere.blogspot.com/2008/10/planting-placenta-tree.html

jenny mae. said...

heck yes!!