As I mentioned yesterday, Spencer went to the Pediatric Urologist for a pre-circumcision check-up. The date has been set. I'll be taking my little fella downtown next Friday, the 27th for the big show. He's supposed to have a re-evaluation with Occupational Therapy that day but they were kind enough to reschedule. So many appointments for such a small guy. He has SIX next month.
He's a trooper, indeed.
People have a lot of opinions on circumcision and that is fine.Life would be boring if everyone thought alike. We had planned to have the procedure done on Day 2 of Life, when most baby boys have it done, but a wrench was thrown in the works. Since we always intended for him to have the procedure, we're following through with it. But my stomach is still in knots that he has to go under General.
But Todd really liked the doctor so that helps ease my brain. He was very comfortable with him and couldn't say enough nice things...so I feel comfortable. He kept stressing that it's JUST skin, and that's true. It's not like he's having a kidney transplant or something. The doc said that yes, he has to go under General but it really isn't that big of a deal. The entire shebang will take 30 minutes and he will be healed up and ready to rock in 2 days.
"All healed up and ready to hit the town. Look out ladies" - Aunt Wendy
Even my friend Natalie, who just finished her OB rotation in nursing school, said that she had previously been 100% anti-circumcision. But after seeing about 1,000 recently, she knows it's truly no big thing. Still, when your child is going to be in pain...even a tiny amount...HORRIFIC. I'll be glad when it's over and done with.
And I'll be even HAPPIER if both the hospital he was born at and the NICU he stayed at would take "CIRCUMCISION" off my bills from August 2011, seeing as he hasn't even had the procedure yet!