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Old Jun 21st, 2013, 19:19 PM   11
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Yep. We have to keep our blinds closed so as not to scare the neighbors, though.



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2013, 19:22 PM   12
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LOL

I used to work in printing, and had to print a lot of things for churches. I swear, they could smell it on me or something.



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2013, 19:24 PM   13
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So, here's a question. If/when y'all have boys, will you be getting them circumcised? It's a religious practice, but I think it's to the point where it's kind of the default in the US.



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2013, 19:34 PM   14
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You know, not having to make that decision made me sort of relieved to find out we were having a girl. I'd say no, but I had a friend who had to be circumcised as an adult for some kind of medical problem, and he was super bitter that his parents didn't do it when he was a baby. (Apparently the recovery was very painful... which sort of makes me not want to do it to a baby, either.) The slight protection against STDs is interesting, but I plan to be the embarrassing mom whose only religion is the church of "condoms are awesome," so I'm not sure that sways me one way or the other either.

In other words... I don't know!



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2013, 19:39 PM   15
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We won't be doing it. DH is uncircumcised, and everything is awesome. He's more sensitive, which makes him more fun to play with.

And as long as you wash yourself in the shower (which you should be doing anyway, I mean seriously), there's not really any more chance of infections or STDs than otherwise. (And if being circumcised is your main line of defense against STDs, you have more problems than whether you're cut or not LOL)

Conversely to your story, I have a male friend who is very bitter that his parents DID do it. He says he feels like part of his manhood was removed without his consent. Which, I can't argue with.

It's a very personal choice. I was just curious what y'all's thoughts on it were.



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2013, 19:43 PM   16
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Tx! My first thought was "Wow, we have godless heathens in Texas?!", then I remembered that I'm in Kentucky. I shall add you!
Hey, I'm in Alabama, believe it or not! Bible belt!



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2013, 19:44 PM   17
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It's very true that it's a personal decision. I'm glad I don't have to think about it too much!



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2013, 19:47 PM   18
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Wow, I haven't really thought about what to do if we have a boy. Very interesting, and one more thing to worry about making the right choice.



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2013, 20:15 PM   19
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I'm so glad to see this thread! I used to post in the TTC version a while back but slacked off for a while. After my BFP, I've been much more active here. Mostly because I haven't told anyone but OH yet! We're telling our families tomorrow now that we know we really have a baby in there.

We went for our first u/s today and everything was great! It was such a relief since it took us so long to get here. I was really holding back on the excitement, but it all came out today!

Ameli, I'm from Alabama as well.

Due Date is 1/28/2014



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2013, 20:24 PM   20
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Welcome, Ashley! I'm glad to see more people in the thread!

So exciting about your scan! Do you have a pic?
Can't wait for mine on July 2nd. Mostly to find out if there's one or two (or more- eek!).


Super exciting about telling your families! Are you doing it any special way? How do you think they'll react? We're telling DH's mom tomorrow, so I'm super interested in this right now.



 
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