I'm feeling really really guilty that I didn't stop this, despite all my thinking and planning for it .... I'm really hoping that I can find some reassurance here ...
So 11-month-old DS hasn't been peeing as much lately, which didn't really stand out until I changed his diaper today and noticed a sort of stain on the front of the diaper - my first thought was that it was blood - it was kind of orange-ish. So I take him to our ped (not the one we usually see ..) and she says that it's just a reaction from the urine to the diaper chemicals. (#1 ick. yet another argument for cloth. #2. Duh. #3. Makes sense that I'd never seen it before - new brand of diapers.)
Anyway - she says - let's check him out just to make sure ... so as she's gloving up I say, "He's uncircumsised, I know that you're not supposed to retract him ..." and as I'm saying it - whoop - there she goes. What IS it with doctors and little boys' junk? Sheesh.
She said she wanted to check to make sure there wasn't a small cut or something. (Which also makes *some* sense given that he's got sharp baby nails and he's always fiddling with himself.)
Now DS didn't get upset, no crying, no discomfort - it wasn't like she had to push very hard at all - in fact, he actually kind of grinned afterward (which kind of made me laugh. His first hand job.)
So my hunch is that it's OK - not that I'm going to do it again and I'm going to be #$%&^ sure that the next time I say "DO NOT RETRACT HIM." but ... it's seems OK.
Is every retraction bad? Is there anything I should watch out for?