Steve didn't cut Ben's cord when he was born- to be honest I think there was just so much going on at the time that his priority was ensuring Ben and I were okay (we had a bit of a tough labour). Cue generic cord photo from Google images...
This time round, I probably wouldn't have given it any further thought until I came across this-link! It really made me pause and reflect on this third part of the labour and what I would like to happen with the cord. I read up on lotus birth but decided this just isn't for me, however, when I reflected on it, I'm also not entirely comfortable with whacking a great plastic clip on my newborn's cord. As a new parent, most of us are hyper aware of what we will let touch our beautiful newborns delicate skin (buying organic clothes, beautiful lotions etc) yet somehow a big plastic clip seems okay?
I'm not so sure now.
I think that perhaps I need to further investigate and look into the option of making my own fabric cord tie. Ben could be part of this process too and I feel much happier at the thought of having sterilised silk press against my little one's skin.
How about you guys? Any interesting tales to tell or ideas on what you plan to do with the cord?