Genevieve - "Gigi" just rolls off the tongue, doesn't it? - today lost her umbilical cord stump. She now officially has a belly button. In an effort to catch up, I gave up a bit of flesh, too. Chasing Julia around her favorite playground, I attempted a three-foot-high jump up onto a concrete platform. (Don't worry: Julia was taking the safer route, up the ramp.) I've made this jump dozens of times, always successfully - until today's last try. Let's just say I've never actually seen any of my bones before. Turns out, though, that a crew sock wadded up inside a toddler diaper, which is in turn fastened around your shin, makes a pretty good bandage.
If you dare, check out the photo of the post-E.R. situation (warning: gory).