Sunday, February 24, 2008

Home Sweet Home

I am home. Over the past 2 months I have been a traveling queen. Florida a few times, Arizona, NYC, Texas. Phew. I am exhausted from all the travel and am so happy to be home with no trips on the horizon. I am settling in to nest and do all of the things I need to do to get things ready for Grayson.

I'm almost 25 weeks along and only have a little over 3 months to go til due date. It's getting so real. Grayson is kicking up a storm and we've advanced from just me feeling him, to others being able to feel him, to others now being able to see his little kicks through my ever growing belly. His dresser/changing table is here and his crib will arrive this week. I really am still half in shock that this is all really happening. It's quite surreal.

Quite a boring post here...but just needed to get one out there to say I'm back and more is to come. Promise to post again soon....

Friday, February 1, 2008

You're Welcome

So today I had a normal check-up with the OB. I got weighed (20 pounds and counting - ohmigosh I'm a ginormous whale), got blood pressure taken, peed in a cup, listened to heartbeat on doppler (no biggie since I do so every night at home)...all the normal stuff.

My doc asked if we found out what we were having and I told him it's a boy. To which he replied the normal "oh that's great" yada, yada, yada and then followed that with "Will you be circumcising him?".

Wow...wasn't expecting that one yet. Nor had I really thought about it much I guess. I told him "yes", he wrote it down on my chart, and we moved on. Now, this question disturbs me, not so much because I was unprepared for it, but because I hate that it has to be asked at all. I've been reading that only 50% of boys these days are circumcised...and this just grosses me out. Now I know that there's all kinds of research out there that it's not necessary any more and that people think it's cruel, and that it should be the boy's choice when he's older - blah, blah, blah.

In those seconds between the doc asking me the question and my response, all I could think of were the girls in the future who would be checking out my son's member. ( would be lovely if it was just one girl...not plural, but seriously, who are we kidding here?) And I just can't bring myself to put those poor girls through that something extra that they don't need to see.

Let's be honest, the male anatomy is not so attractive in the first place. Why keep something extra on there that'll just serve to make something not so hot even MORE unattractive? Yes, future girlfriends of Grayson, you can thank me now, you can thank me later. My son will have a nice, trimmed and easily cleaned willy down there. And you are very welcome.