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My grandmother just stopped in.
She didn't circumcise my father, although he had it done in his 20's because he had a lot of problems with his foreskin not retracting properly. Honestly, I wish I didn't know that :tmi: but it was part of why my family is so pro-circ... my dad had it done by choice.
So my family is way too open : but I took advantage of it and I told my grandmother about how I was feeling about my baby boy and not wanting to get him circumcised. She told me that she didn't have her sons circumcised but that she used to have an awful time cleaning it. She would have to pull it back all the time. :
Well, no wonder my dad had problems! His mom was screwing around with it from when he was a baby because she didn't understand proper care of the baby penis! I was just reading up on it before she came over because honestly, I am darn ignorant myself of foreskin care. I have girls, my DH is cut so it's nothing I've ever dealt with.
I read that a baby whose foreskin is forcibly retracted can have issues with it retracting as an adult. Duh!
I feel even better now about the choice to not have it done and I feel like I'm armed with more info. If someone tells me that I should have it done because of my dad's issue I can just say that it won't BE an issue if nobody retracts it forcibly!
You people are just so wonderful!
I am so glad to have found this place... or should I say "re found" this place. :
That's how I feel about it.
The crazy thing is, my DH is against the vaccine schedule. He didn't even want the girls getting the vitamin K shot. He was the one who stopped me from getting our daughters' ears pierced. I'm glad now... my reasons for wanting to do it were DUMB and I had some weird PPD thing going on.
But anyway- I feel like it should be the default that we don't do it. I shouldn't have to fight to keep my son from getting part of his little weewee cut off... and his daddy should want to protect it!!!
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