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.
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