I have a question for any moms of boys who aren't circumcized. How do you make sure other people take care of it properly (i.e. not retracting the foreskin)? We have decided not to circumcize but it's still pretty common in this area of the country. I'm especially worried about grandparents and great-grandparents. My grandma and my MIL are pretty prone to ignoring everything I say anyway. I don't let them babysit, but I know they're both going to want to help out. Any suggestions?
I don't know about your circ question, other than you are so lucky...DH wants it done and it is so hard for me. It will be even worse with this baby because I have to take him in to the peds office to have it done.
But what a nice dream! The night before our baby was born my 6 yr old had a vivid dream about him. So nice that sometimes our subconscious can give us a little gift to remember throughout our day. Kind of like the special place. You are already in love! Just wait til he gets "here"...I am so excited for you!
Hm, that's a good question. My brother was born when I was 14 and we didn't circ (and none of us had any experience with uncirc'ed care) and nothing bad ever happened...I don't remember anything being complicated or difficult about changing his diapers or bathing him. If they're not babysitting, I doubt they'll do anything that will cause real harm...unless they've specifically said things that cause you to think otherwise?
Wish I had any advice. I'm still hoping for a girl so I don't have to go through the circ discussion with my husband.
Elizabeth, I'm only lucky in that I have a lazy husband. He wanted to circ, so I told him to convince me of why. Apparently that was too much trouble so we aren't doing it. Normally that would drive me nuts, but it came in handy this time
Haha! Lazy husband, I have one of those and I love when it works to my advantage. I have no help with the penis care either, except I would put a little poster up by the change table with clear concise instructions.
Your dream sounds wonderful, I am envious of birth dreams....I have never had one yet.
Mommy to three gorgeous girls
at 6 weeks 22/10/09
I think I'm just going to flat out tell people "he is intact, DO NOT retract" Maybe make him a shirt. "I'm Intact, Don't Retract"
No one has had a boy in my family so I'm not sure if anyone is going to want to change for fear of getting peed on.
However my family is pretty pro-intactness so I don't think its going to be an issue.
Unfortunately having a lazy husband isn't always good. I asked Will about how to prevent this and he told me to just accept at some point someone will do it him. He said it's inevitable and I should just accept it. Men!