Remember when you found out?It’s like EPT is stalking us. Remember when CafeMom blogger Jeanne revealed her collection of used pregnancy tests -- the positive ones, anyway? She got tons of responses (including from me) affirming her odd hoarding of this momentous urine-covered artifact. (And one saying we were all sick, which is almost certainly true.)
I am overjoyed to report that EPT is enabling our strange, sentimental behavior with a specially designed caddy in which to store our proof positive. (Side note: I expected this would be a clear Lucite container, like the thing they store King Tut’s liver-jar in so you can get a good look at it from all sides. It’s not. It’s just a zippered pouch. Maybe I need to make an Etsy store …)
Which leaves me wondering: What other keepsakes would I like to save from my pregnant days?
- The five dozen negative tests from the frustrating months leading up to Penelope’s conception, in a bleacher-style caddy much like the Crayola 64-crayon box.
- Baby’s First Meconium, suspended in amber.
- A bonfire kit with which to have a ritual burning of my sweaty, unwieldy, but indispensable Snoogle.
- The test tube (Petri dish?) our RE used to mix the proto-Penelope up.*
- My stretch marks. I’d like to just peel them right off, tie them into a little bow, and put them somewhere.
Actually, there is some stuff I would legitimately like to save in a nice container -- like the baby’s little black umbilicus, and the hair I cut off when I gave her bangs. This is stuff nobody wants to look at, but I can’t let go of ... maybe I just need a little jewelry box marked “Gross Stuff Only a Mom Could Love?” Hey -- I could build one out of the Popsicle sticks from when I was in labor!
Would you get the EPT pouch? Do you keep your positive pregnancy tests? What other odd artifacts would you like to keep? Tell us in the comments!
*Really, we just did IUI, but it’s an idea.**
**I didn’t say it was a good idea.
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