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. (Yes....it 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.

11 comments:

Meghan said...

That last paragraph is hysterical! And, I agree wholeheartedly!

Shelby said...

I agree completely here! I've personally never seen a "dressed" one, and I don't care to. I didn't even consider it an option, more of a given that he'd be circumsized.

Amber said...

In agreement 100%. Plus, the whole "talk" has got to be a lot easier if the kid actually resembles his dad in that area. I'm assuming, but I know your MIL and she probably had the same thoughts;)

Natalie said...

laughing hysterically...

Fertilize Me said...

OMG i snorted laughing so hard! SO glad for you

Anns said...

Gosh I wish my better half agreed with you on this! He's eastern European and untrimmed as is done in that culture. Funnily, I think we'd been together for at least 6 months before I realized my boy wasn't snipped, since well - everytime I had the pleasure of seeing it, it was - well, pleasured... if you get my drift.

Anyways, since then I've of course seen it many times and while it's no longer weird to me, I still wish he would let me snip our boy... if The Package IS in fact a boy. But he refuses. In his mind a boy should like his father, blah blah blah....

I might have to sneak a snip on the poor kid though... I worry about the poor American ladies in his future that are not accustomed to this cultural difference....

tracey said...

as the parent of grayson's potential baby sitters, i/we thank you too.

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

That is just hilarious! It's funny that those kinds of things don't cross your mind before having kids. Interestingly, my OB makes you sign a form that you won't sue them if the baby's penis doesn't look like your husbands. STRANGE! :)

A said...

My husband and I are having the "circumcision" discussion as of late and trying to decide what we want to do. He's staunchly "pro" - and I'm sort of inbetween.

Your post helps me consider another position. Thanks!

waitinginline said...

Hilarious!!!

Amanda said...

I too did not notice that my man's until about 6 months. But since then it is completely normal to me. I don't know what I would choose now... HILARIOUS POST though ;-)