I thawed out her placenta a few days ago (or is it mine? who has ownership here?) and decided that today was the day to plant it! That and it was really starting to gross me out in the fridge and this is something you do not procrastinate once thawed out. My mom got me a wisteria tree for Mother's Day and we finally planted it and had our little family ceremony. Andrew placed it in the hole muttering, "I hope you know how much I love you Valerie, you weird hippie." Yes. This is love. Placenta love and we may have color coordinated our outfits just for fun.
*a praying mantis was chillin' on her tree. I think it's a sign. *
I really loved that we saved the placenta. It felt special planting a tree to watch grow with her and to know that it will be here beside our little home where she is growing up means a lot to us. We said a little prayer over the tree and spent the rest of the day outside enjoying this cool weather (in a Virginia August?). Yes, it was a lovely day.
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