These photos were taken last Wednesday, when Henry was two weeks old.
He was able to take his first bath because his umbilical cord stump finally fell off.
When our triplets were born, they spent six weeks in the NICU so I didn't get to see their umbilical cord stumps fall off.
One day they were there and the next they were gone.
Because we brought Henry home from the hospital with us, I had the opportunity to inspect his umbilical cord stump with each and every diaper change.
Every time I looked at it, I marveled at how he was able to obtain all of the live giving elements through the cord that had been attached.
The little stump remained because of his connection to me and for some odd reason, I was really sad about him losing it. I had contemplated keeping it and putting it in a baby book.
Or maybe a frame.
Then, I caught a whiff of a two-week old umbilical cord stump.
And I couldn't get my baby in the tub fast enough.