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My baby, Joesph Alexander, was born on Wednesday, December 22 at 5:15pm. He weighed 8lb 4oz and was 21 inches long. He is by far the most precious Christmas gift I have ever received.<br><br>
On the sad side, yesterday morning dh and I went to the nursery with Joey for his exam by the doctor. Being examined first, was another baby boy who was going to be going home that day. The doctor had his diaper undone to check his groin area. That baby's tiny little penis was dark purple and seemed to have no skin left on it at all. It looked like raw meat, and as the doctor moved things around, that baby screamed with terrible high pitched pain cries.<br><br>
How any one can do this to their baby is beyond me. I look at my newborn babies little tiny penis and the thought of any sort of sharp object coming near it and cutting the skin off it makes me feel not only sick but violently protective. Of course no one is going to cut into my baby's flesh! How can it be that women have come so far from their protective instinct? I'd kill anyone that tried to cut any part of my baby's body.<br><br>
I feel so badly for that poor baby. My only solace is that this IS THE END of newborn male circumcision in the US. Another fifty years and it will be unheard of, an unspoken secret that no one wants to talk about. A shameful part of our past that the medical establishment will refuse to take responsiblity for.
 

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Congrats on your precious baby boy!
 

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Congratulations on your new son, and <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/clap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="clap"> for keeping him intact!
 

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congrats, how wonderful!<br><br>
and how horrible for that baby <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><br><br>
ITA w/ you re: the end. we're helping it happen.
 

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Congratulations on your baby boy! Isn't it wonderful how perfect they are, just as they are born? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br>
congrats on your new whole baby boy.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My only solace is that this IS THE END of newborn male circumcision in the US. Another fifty years and it will be unheard of, an unspoken secret that no one wants to talk about. A shameful part of our past that the medical establishment will refuse to take responsiblity for.</div>
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I sure hope so...
 

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Congratulations Kim!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Enjoy your precious little bundle.<br><br>
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Woot! Congratulations!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Another fifty years and it will be unheard of, an unspoken secret that no one wants to talk about. A shameful part of our past that the medical establishment will refuse to take responsiblity for.</div>
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Yah. . .sometimes I have this horrible suspicion that those who really deserve to be will never truly be called to account in this world for what they've done to us all.<br><br>
But, I always put it aside and focus on the healthy happy little boys who need our efforts. They're so much more important!
 

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Congratulations!!! What a wonderful thing. I'm sooo pleased when a boy is born and left as nature intended. What a joy!!<br><br>
Congratulations, to Joseph. What a lucky child!
 

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Congratulations on your son! Enjoy these newborn days...they pass so quickly... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I just posted about not being able to understand how people can cut into such a tiny baby unneccessarily.<br><br>
Congratulations!!!
 
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