Forever and ever amen…

Are you one of those people who plan to save everything from your first child? I have a friend who shall remain nameless, that saved the TUBES from his son’s ear surgery (a very common surgery to correct frequent ear infections – the surgeon inserts small tubes that naturally drain fluids that build up, thereby preventing infection). And another that shall remain nameless that has kept all of her children’s umbilical cords after falling off. AND, I know of others who save the first tooth (hopefully after it falls out – ha ha). Maybe a bit more conventional would be saving a lock of hair from baby’s first haircut (something I think I did but I have NO clue where it is or if I still have it). Old school moms (I’m thinking baby boomer moms) used to get the baby’s first pair of shoes bronzed.

If you did any of this stuff (no judgment), where did you keep it? And what do you plan to do with it? And why do you think it’s important?

I came across a site today that will preserve your breast milk (you read that correctly) in a lovely piece of jewelry. I guess they don’t call it “liquid gold” for nothing. It got me to thinking… what, on earth, would make someone want to do that? Then I thought, someone could probably say the same thing to me for saving my first born’s hair. Then I realized that breastfeeding is such a deeply personal experience for many, why not try to find a way to save the moment forever and ever… AMEN? I don’t know though… it still seems a bit, different. Wave of the future or please make it go away? Here is one site that turns your liquid gold into solid gold! Jewelry! Ok, not actually gold but it works for the joke.
Weigh in! I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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