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Michelle - posted on 12/06/2010
Wow, I am definately going to share this with my husband, I had heard less people were doing it but have never really researched anything about circumsion, I think that I will look more into it before doing it "just because everyone else does", which isn't true anymore. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with me
Merry - posted on 12/06/2010
Well it started out just fine, my obgyn numbed him up so well he only cried once with the numbing shot, and the circ was quick, and seemed to heal well. But then when he was a year old a different dr told me that his skin had reattached to the head.
It had stuck back on and now a ton of smegma was trapped in the middle and it smelled awful and hurt him a lot.
The dr told me that someone would have to pull the skin off of the head, either me or his pediatrician. I decided I should do it cuz he's already scared of the dr and I wanted to make sure it wasn't too traumatic for him.
So I tried to pull it off and he screamed like I've never heard before. I only got a small bit ripped back and I had to stop, I couldn't do it.
I tried again about every day over a week or so and got a small bit every time, he started knowing what was coming and would cry no no all done. Broke my heart and made me almost throw up to know I did this to him. Now I think it's all done, but he is so scared for me to touch s penis I can't get a close look to really make sure it's all right now.
So now I live with the knowledge that I circumcised him, and now he is scared of his penis, and he didn't remember the pain of the circa, but he remembers the pain of the reattachment.
I worry it's not all fixed and that when he's an adult he won't be able to properly 'use' his penis, and I know it's all my fault.
I have been since looking into circumcision and learned that there's is no health organization who recommends it. Every organization says it's a personal decision and the only reason to do it is for religious or personal convictions.
It's not covered by some insurances now cuz it is categorized as a cosmetic procedure.
And now in California they are moving to make circumcision illegal deeming it genital mutilatinon.
I thought circumcision prevented penile cancer, but I learned that penile caner kills about 200 men in America a year, but 250 baby boys die every year in America FROM circumcision! So it's not rational to think it's preventing cancer.... And when I asked my dr why erics skin reattached, she said it's a COMMON side effect and is considered MINOR complication!
I was disgusted! I mean that was so traumatic for him and me and I can't believe it's common.
So statistically speaking, 68% of boys born in 2009 were left intact with only 32% circumcised!
So my son is in the minority now, if anyone is going to be teased etc it's going to be the circumcised boys in the future.
So for all those reasons, I'd NEVER circumcise another son, and I really want to help other moms avoid the same mistake I made, I feel so guilty every diaper change looking at him, watching him fight me to clean him off, and I can't go back and re do it.
I'm sorry if this makes you upset, but I just can't let anyone go through this if I can help it.
If you have any questions or want me to post some links to web sites about this let me know.
Just think hard about it. And remember it's permanent and once it's done you can't re do it.
AMANDA - posted on 01/12/2011
our son finally got his name =) he is going to be Gregory Emile. Gregory is after my father and Emile is after my hubbys grandfather who raised him.
so both of our kids finally have their name.. soo happy.. i love being able to talk to each one..
AMANDA - posted on 01/05/2011
we FINALLY found out!!! I was right again... lol.. we are having a Daughter and a Son!!! one of each!!! couldnt be happier.. i have already started my shopping and am going to start making the nursery bedding and get all that going tomorrow.. we are still working on names.. i know the ones i want but my hubby and i cant agree on a set of names together...
AMANDA - posted on 01/04/2011
i'm so happy for you Ianina.. glad you got the two girls you were hoping for.. we are soo excited for tomorrows appointment.. we will be finding out who our twins are.. soo can't wait.. only about 16 more hours of waiting...... we are still hoping and thinking we are getting one of each or two girls.. tomorrow we will know for sure then its game on for shopping and starting on their nursery =)
Merry - posted on 01/04/2011
Well, Eric actually peed thru his clothes about every two hours in the night for a few weeks. But I realized now that he might have needed size 1 diapers straight off, not the newborn size.
But either way, I found the best was to put a sheet on, then a waterproof pad over it. That way each wet thru didn't mean sheet change, just a new pad.
So we had only three sheets for the bassinet. Then when we put him in his crib I actually used twin sized sheets, just put the exess under the mattress cuz I had a bunch of twin sheets and didn't want to buy crib ones.
Will you have the girls in one crib together? I'm putting our girl in the crib with one side off so it's like an extension to our bed. Pushed between the bed and the wall so I can pull her onto my bed to breastfeed and then have the crib space open if I want to push her over. This way I can have diapers, change of clothes etc for her at arms reach so I don't have to get out of bed at all. Unless of course Eric needs me :( or I need to pee :)
Ianina - posted on 01/04/2011
I am super happy about it!
I wanted 2 girls or a boy/girl. Not 2 boys. We have the sonogram on video this time, wich is awesome
We are very happy with both babies being healthy and growing :)
Mommy question here...how many sets of crib bedding I should buy? 1 full and some extra sheets or 2 full?
AMANDA - posted on 12/31/2010
5 more days until we knowreally almost can call it 4 since today is nearly over and i dont count the day we are on.. these last few days seem to be just dragging on and on and on for us.. the suspense is killing me.. i feel like we are gonna be having them in a few days not just finding out who they are.. lol but we are having them for several more months so i know that if im getting this inpatient for genders then the actual birth im gonna lose my mind. hahahaha
AMANDA - posted on 12/21/2010
soo frustrated after todays appointment.. i had to see a doctor i HATE!!! and it takes a lot for me to hate one.. he wouldnt even attempt to tell the sex said they were too small and it wasnt worth him even trying... WTF... REALLY!!!!! then i had to ask for my pix cause he wasnt even gonna give me one again.. i told the ofice i didnt want to see him after my last preg that ended in a m/c cause he was such an ass about it.. he did the first u/s and didnt see a heartbeat then said 'its no big deal more than 20 % of pregnancies end in m/c" .. screw him.. after 5 years of trying for that baby we were totally devastated.. thats why i hate him.
anywho.. sorry just had to vent a minute.. so my level 2 ultrasound is january 5th and they will be looking at each baby in depth and we will definitely be able to find out who they are at that appointment.. so let the countdown begin.. 14 more days of waiting...
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