My original intention was to plant it under a fruit bearing tree or bush so that it could all come full circle. But, I am not one to snub my nose at something free so it was easy to change my plans when a sweet little cedar (or is it a fir?) tree fell in my lap.
Taylor came home early on Valentine's Day to plant our little tree while the light was still good for taking pictures. He is sweet like that.
I remember our midwife looking over the placenta after Liza's birth and deeming it a healthy specimen that was "all used up". Liza got exactly what she needed from her nutrition source and when the timing was just right, various hormones kicked in and labor started. Even though those 9 days past her due date were the longest 9 days of my life, I'm glad she got to decide her birthday.
Henry refers to anything small as "Lila".
He had already deemed this tree "Lila" before it officially became hers.
Like that artsy burlap?
This tree's former life was a Christmas decoration at Anthropologie!
It was Valentine's Day after all......
May the placenta nourish this little tree as it nourished our little baby sister girl in the womb.