The last poll question was “Should I cut the umbilical cord?” The results were:
Yes – 13
No – 7
For once, I disagree with the majority. I am not cutting the cord. I barely trust myself to cut fingernails around here. Besides, I don’t pay any more if the doctor cuts the cord so we might as well let someone with an actual 4 year college degree handle the cutting tools around the newborn.
Duck Hunter just had a baby on Saturday and he cut the cord as well as cutting the cord on his previous 3 kids. I won’t pick on him because, well, he’s got enough on his plate with the new baby and all.
Bec at Bad Mummy pointed out that you only get one chance to cut the cord and you might regret it if you don’t.
I guess that is a valid argument, but I just don’t see it as a big symbolic moment and have absolutely no regrets about not cutting Geetle’s or Pookie’s and have not once thought about that decision one way or another over the last 4 1/2 years.
Like Bad Dad pointed out, I have plenty of other things to pay attention to during the delivery. My focus is going to be on helping BeAGoodMom until everything is done and things start to settle down.
I was kind of surprised to see “Yes” win so easily. I didn’t even know that cutting the umbilical cord was still a big deal these days.
Anyway, since I’m tired of thinking about the baby 24/7, let’s go a little different direction with the next poll. We are starting to think about Christmas presents. We are leaning toward buying one big family present (46 gallon tank/stand/and all the stuff you put inside the tank) and then only a couple presents for each of the kids. We seem to have a tendency to go this route. Plus, with all the stuff they get from the relatives, it just seems to make more sense for us this way.
What is your preference for buying presents for your kids? 1 big present with a couple other smaller presents or a bunch of medium presents? Vote in the sidebar and let me know your thoughts in the comments.