A few nights ago as I was changing Callan's diaper, I noticed that his umbilical cord was just barely hanging on. I didn't want to physically encourage it to fall off due to fear that I'd somehow hurt him or make him bleed profusely (crazy new mommy thoughts, I know), however I mentally urged it - it has been three and a half weeks, after all, since Callan was born. It was about time. I was expecting it to completely fall off by the following morning, so I wanted to snap a few pictures of our little boy with that gnarly nub still attached.
As I picked Callan up in the middle of the night to change him, I felt something hard on his back under his pj's. (No wonder he was crying - I'd be uncomfortable too!) I was confused at first, but as my mind processed this middle-of-the-night-moment, I became one excited momma. I unbuttoned his pj's to find the cutest little belly button staring me in the face. I pulled the hard little nub out from under him and proudly placed it aside as I continued to admire my son's navel.
The following day, during a wardrobe change, I took advantage of a nothing-but-diaper moment and snapped a few photos. How cute is Callan's new belly button!