we didn't circ our son (he's one month old now), my mom came over last week and i asked her to change his diaper for the first time. well, when she was done, she came out and said, are you going to circumsise him? (we had a homebirth) i said no and no other questions were asked. well, fast forward a week, i am talking to her on his one month bday and out of the blue she asks why we aren't circ him. i was caught off guard b/c i took her silence after i said no a week earlier to be accepting. i guess not. i am not a big debater and just pretty much told her i did a lot of research on it, found it not to be medically necessary and when talking to our ped he said it was more of a cultural thing rather than a medical neccessity so we decided not to do it. i told her i saw pics and read about the procedure and didn't want to put my son thru it, besides, i felt that God designed us perfectly and that i didn't want to mess with that design as the foreskin provides much needed lubrication and protection so why take that away. she took all of that in but i'm sure it wasn't the last i'm going to hear of it. i even went so far as to say that my husband was the first to question the procedure (he is circ) and that was when i did my research. my hubby has said if he would've had a choice he wouldn't have had it done, it was never a matter of wanting his son to "look like him". anyway, have any of you dealt with people/family asking about your decision and how did you handle it? i'm sure my mom won't be the last. it's not something i tell people right off the bat tho i would love to be more open about it if it comes up.
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4/11/10 at 7:36am