If you can, my hat's off to you. When Gabi brought it to me the first time, I was like, what the heck IS this? If you haven't figured it out, here's a hint.
That's a popular Brazilian doll. Pretty realistic, no? And it's going to get even more so. If you still haven't guessed, take a look at this.
It's an umbilical cord! I may be a bit behind the times when it comes to dolls, since I seem to be behind the times in everything else, but I have never seen a doll with an umbilical cord before.
I shouldn't be surprised that Gabi loves it. She was obsessed with Mason's umbilical cord stump falling off, and checked his belly button constantly. One day it was just gone, and she was so disappointed that she'd missed the big event. I heard about it for WEEKS.
Now, thanks to her Aunt and Uncle, she can recreate what she missed to her heart's content!
Another doll thing that I've never seen before is the hair.
They usually have little tufts of hair all over, with short curls or long braids. I wrote about it the last time I was in Brazil.
As for the hair, that is something that Gabi does NOT like. Umbilical cords in, tufts of hair out. Which is fine with me- some of those tufted dolls look a bit on the sinister side. I already get creeped out enough when I run into her giant Barbie doll in the middle of the night.