I've been on an extended vaca from the bump boards...mostly because when I first started it was a positive environment and when I left it was mostly negative and the fun pretty much died down as members left for an exclusive FB page (I don't FB). SO, I just kind of drifted off.
Now I come back looking for advice from all of you new moms and hope to be welcome here. My lil boy was born with a birth defect - hypospadias. We are lucky that he only has a minor case and the pee hole is only slightly below the tip. In fact, at the hospital the urologist felt we could forego surgery and just circumsize (those were our original wishes). The Dr. peeled back the hooded foreskin that usually accompanies the hypospadius and discovered the pee hole is lower than he originally thought. So, we were back to thinking we need surgery.
Now our appointment is approaching (Lucas will be about 3 months old) and I am sick at the thought. I do not know at what age the surgery will occur as this will be our initial pre surgery appt. but I was told before 1 year old. Has anyone had a baby boy who went through this surgery or is looking at the prospect? I really need someone to lean on. At times I think if he can pee standing and is otherwise healthy then it is purely cosmetic...but what of the psychological ramifications later for having to be "different" especially in the genital area? Will it even be noticeable in a locker room? What about having an infant in pain after surgery...can I justify it?