Originally Posted by sarbear
I'm not in your ddc, but I just have to say, my son is circ'd (I would not make the same choice again knowing what I know now of course) and he is also an amazing, loving, good natured, gentle child. I think that suggesting that a child could not be that way due to being circ'd is going way overboard.
Also, I am not hard on myself about my decision, and I don't think any other mamas should be either. We do better when we know better.
Well said! My son is circumsized, and is a sweet, loving little boy. I also do not think I'm a terrible person for it, and won't be bullied into thinking so. My husband was circumsized at age 7, and of course, he remembers it, and he wanted his son circumsized when he wouldn't remember it. Well, having going through that, I can't see doing it again and I pray for a girl just to avoid the arguement. It was too hard to see him in such pain, it was just terrible. It will be a fight for sure, but I won't give in this time. I was upset at first that my ob who performed it (not circ'd, I gathered from the convo about whether we would or wouldn't circ, he was very ademant that it wasn't necessary, only cosmetic, etc) only did a partial circ, but now I'm glad that's sort of intact. I like the idea of him looking similar to his potential brother, who will be completely intact.