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Family of 5: The First Days

My biggest apprehension as we were expecting our third child was how D2 would react to her new brother or sister. You see, when D2 was born, I had one of my worst moments as a dad. Rereading that post today still brings the sawdust into my eyes as all the emotions flood back. And unlike D1, who loved daddy and mommy pretty equally, D2 clung to her mommy. In fact, my mom tells me that D2 is just like I was as a toddler: clinging to her everywhere she went, even to the bathroom. So we did all we could to prepare D2, but definitely had my fears.

Thankfully, those fears were never realized as D1 and D2 LOVE their baby brother.

D1 w/ her baby brother

Note the pigs MK would be proud of.

D2 sniffs and/or kisses her baby brother

And yes, those are a box of Chilean Asian Pears in the background. I don’t know why I find them amusing.

Maybe it’s the fact that D2 copies EVERYTHING D1 does, and D1 loved her brother from the minute she saw him. Or maybe D2 just naturally loves him. Either way, we haven’t had to deal with any jealousy or baby hitting issues. Yet. Now if only we could get D1 and D2 to stop fighting…

On Tuesday, we had our son circumcised. Since he was born in a birth center, he wasn’t circumcised there, so we had to get it done somewhere else. We debated between a hospital/surgeon (covered by insurance) or a mohel (may not covered by insurance). A mohel would’ve been anywhere from $450 to $600. However, I recently spent $370 on a lens. I’d say his penis being in the hands of someone who literally handles a handful of penises per day was worth a few hundred more than a lens. You’re welcome son.

The mohel we used was very professional and the process was quick – the actual removing of foreskin took maybe 2 minutes. But when he put the clamp in and made a cut and some blood ran down my son’s shaft, I nearly fainted. As funny as it might be to see someone get hit in the nuts, every man cringes – when you see blood emerging from the male organ, most men faint. It’s the bond we have with our packages.

When he showed me the finished product, it looked like he cut off the tip. I nearly fainted again. He said it looked good; I’d disagree. Bloody junk is not a good junk.

But seriously, having a boy has made my blog very junk-centric. When we had D1 and D2, there’s really no reason to discuss their lady parts. I’m eagerly looking forward to the amusing spam comments coming from all parts of Europe.

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  1. vanessamorrison
    May 31, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Great pictures. They’re all so adorable! I couldn’t handle the rest of the story.

    • Pop
      May 31, 2012 at 10:56 am

      Thank. And haha…me too. I just wanted to blog about it so we didn’t forget the experience.

  2. May 31, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Aww, those photos of your daughters with your son are just so precious!

    Also, sorry but the other parts of the post cracked me up. 🙂

    • Pop
      May 31, 2012 at 10:57 am

      Nothing to be sorry about – laughter is the best medicine. And Bacitracin apparently.

  3. May 31, 2012 at 11:19 am

    I knew you couldn’t stay away from a post about foreskin.
    When I was in labour my husband stopped at a bank. I thought he was getting money for parking but he actually got a wad of money for a circumcision in case we had a boy. They are really expensive here too and you’re right, you don’t want just anyone lopping off skin on your child’s junk.

    • Pop
      June 4, 2012 at 10:16 am

      Absolutely. I thought long and hard (no pun intended) of how much is too much money if it were my member that were concerned.

  4. May 31, 2012 at 11:24 am

    After having 2 girls, the circumcision threw me. S3 will thank you for stepping up. No one wants to be saddled with an ugly penis.

    On a less Mary Kay Leterneou note, the pictures are adorable. You have a beautiful family. I want to smell all of them.

    • Pop
      June 4, 2012 at 10:17 am

      Thanks, Poppy! S1 smells terrific! Me? With the humidity and heat? Not so much.

  5. Amy
    May 31, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    So precious! And yes, you are just asking for the spam!!!

    • Pop
      June 4, 2012 at 10:17 am

      Bring it!

  6. Duffy
    June 1, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    I am the oldest of a D,D,S situation. My sister still claims my brother stole her baby-hood. I hope D2 stays in the happy camp.

    • Pop
      June 4, 2012 at 10:17 am

      So far, so good. Even when S1 is crying, D2 is intrigued and tries to soothe him. It’s too cute.

  7. Duffy
    June 1, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    And they circumcised our son when we weren’t even in the hospital. A perk/non-perk of adoption, I suppose.

    • Pop
      June 4, 2012 at 10:18 am

      lol – true!

  8. June 8, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Here’s to continued love all around . . . and may the words “blood ran down his shaft” never be typed again.

    • Pop
      June 12, 2012 at 7:51 am

      Reading it makes me a bit nauseous.

  9. June 8, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    So many congrats! We went form two girls and decent conversations to a boy and our conversations have all gone downhill from there. So there you go. 🙂

    • Pop
      June 12, 2012 at 7:51 am

      haha. So true. It’ll likely all be downhill from here, so I guess I better buckle up!

  10. June 12, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    So happy to see a picture of the baby!!!! Okay, maybe I’m dense, but what am I missing re: the mohel. Is your wife Jewish? I’d say based on other posts I’m 99.9% sure you’re aren’t! 😉

  11. TK
    June 25, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Pop congrats on your baby boy! Honestly I think the mohel idea is genius! And I’m glad to see no disturbing spam on here. =)

  12. July 22, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Those photos are adorable! I’m not surprised that they love their little brother already. And, junk-centric had me lol. Miss you, Twin! I dream for the day when we’re reunited like Peaches ‘n Herb!

    • Pop
      July 24, 2012 at 8:37 am

      I knew you’d appreciate junk-centric, Twin. xoxo

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