Thursday, June 10, 2010

Navel Gazing

Got to hold the baby for a little while yesterday. She's so beautiful. Evan and Kristin were squabbling and tense when they brought her over. For me, all that disappeared the moment I pulled T from the car seat. We walked and rocked and sang. I read Good Night Moon. It was all good.

And can we talk about what the miracle of the belly button? Both my kids had belly buttons before we met, so I've never watched that transformation. T's stump kind of scared me when she first was born. It was black and had a weird texture. That clamp looked fierce, and I didn't know what to do with the top edge of her diapers when I changed her.

Now she has the most beautiful little navel. It's amazing to me that belly buttons simply right themselves over time.

Lots of things work out unto good when we give them enough time, light, and air.

Something I need to remember.

7 comments:

Deb Shucka said...

And what better symbol to help with remembering. So glad you're getting to see life through the new life that is your granddaughter.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Brilliant!

Amber said...

We all do.

:)

luckyzmom said...

I have always been teased for keeping the scriveled up little nuggets of embilical cords that feel off my two babies belly buttons. 30 years ago there was a heavy onus about taking good care of it. And I did, so I certainly wanted to save the evidence.

fullsoulahead.com said...

Did I ever mention HT's fear of belly buttons?

Tzeitel (Stacy) said...

OHHHH! looks like I finally made it back in close proximity to your becoming a grandmother. Yes they do. So happy for you.

kario said...

What a sweet, sweet post! I'm thinking some day T will want to have this story for her very own.

And I'm with HT - belly buttons give me the willies!