The remainder of Lucas’s umbilical cord snapped off Wednesday evening. I’m glad that’s out of the way.
Laura is going to make a little drum out of the main part of the cord that she took with her after the birth. Similarly, she’s drying and preparing the placenta for future medicinal use. It will end up as a pot of powder that Sarah can dip into as needed. It’s supposed to do you a power of good and, even if it’s beneficial effects are exaggerated, it certainly won’t do any harm.