Just a few Whines on my Birthday

I really need a “3 things that bother me at 33″ thread. So, here it is. And yes — it’s my birthday.

1. The sad, SAD news at the 2 week check up is that P’s umbilical stump is goin‘ strong. The pediatrician said that she’s seen umbilical cords stay on for up to 2 months. SERIOUSLY, this girl needs a real bath. And, I am totally tired of alcoholing it at the diaper changes. If she could give me a gift, I wish it was her cord. :)
2. The squirrels got our cucumbers. I hate them. They also have gotten all our carrots and the cilantro and they are literally eating our jalapeno plant. Seriously, what’s up with that. If any of you love me come kill the squirrels.
3. I need to vote today. There are so many weird loopholes in the bills that I can’t figure them out. I suppose I should just be glad they didn’t put-up Prop 8 again, right? Go vote CA’ians. However, on a brighter note, it was my son who reminded me to vote. I’m glad they’ve talked about it at school, etc.

A big shout out to my friends Robin and Kim who share my exact birthday. People born on this day rock. Go team.

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Comments

  1. says

    Okay, so wehn I had Sophie the Ped told me NOT to alcohol her cord stump at all, and that was what “they” were now recommending because the alcohol tends to keep it from falling off.

    Sophie’s fell off when she was 3 days old. I wasn’t a very good alcoholer with the others (like maybe once every two days) and they fell off within the first week.

    I don’t know, maybe google it and see what you can come up with.

    Good luck with the squirrels and with voting.

  2. says

    I don’t normally comment but thought I would tell you that my kids kept their umbilical cord for 7 weeks for Holly and Oscar’s fell off at 9 weeks. It drove me crazy and I wondered if it would ever fall off! I tried for the first while to keep it from getting wet and keep putting the alcohol on it but the doctor finally told me to not worry about keeping it dry. Just give him a bath let it get wet. It would get gooey again and then dry out again. It eventually fell off, thank goodness, and we took a picture to document it. Good luck, I hope it falls off soon.

  3. says

    My husband kept giving our little boy baths and getting his cord all wet. I was getting all upset, telling him he couldn’t get it wet because it would never dry out and fall off if he kept doing that. But then at the 2 week checkup, the doctor said it didn’t really matter either way…it would fall off when it was good and ready. And it fell off the next day. So you could probably go ahead and give her a real bath and it won’t make a difference.

  4. says

    I’m with everyone else! Sometimes the things we are led to believe are so serious, really aren’t. She’ll lose it when she wants too. Maybe she is showing you her stubborn streak?! ;)

    Happy Birthday!!