Well the urologist that we saw asked why Nickolas wasn’t circumcised. I just explained pretty much the same as above. He said that a major pro would be the decrease of infection, and it would actually be a medical indication – and covered by OHIP (saving us $300). Hmmm. So I’m thinking yes. And then we talk about what that means.
Well, as an infant a circumcision means a bit of local freezing, being strapped down and having a kind of clamp attached and cut around. Gross-sounding, wait ‘till you assist with them! As an older baby it does not mean the same thing. Circumcision as an 8 month old means general anaesthetic, and stitching, but also a specialist (urologist) who can make a ‘neat’ job. (Whatever that means). Well now I don’t know what to do! I don’t want Nickolas to go under general (put to sleep), but if it is a medical indication… AND if he does need it, I don’t want to wait until he’s a toddler.
Kyle is no help. I can’t even use the he-has-the-penis excuse for him making the decision. Now he comes back with the you-have-the-medical-knowledge excuse. He wants me to make the decision, I want him to make the decision. And here we are. Time to look up some research papers and do some investigating!
OK enough with the penis talk - time for some cuteness!
Nickolas enjoying a floaty toy
I LOVE this bathing suit - I call it her tarzan swimsuit!