At the time, my close friend, RO, also was pregnant and already she was having a boy.
Our daughters were four days apart, we lived within a mile of each other and now the due dates for our sons also would be just a few days apart.
Both of our husbands are circumcised and though they were respectful of our wishes and concerns, they also hoped that their sons might look like their dads.
This seemed like a reasonable argument to Rachel and me; not convincing but reasonable.
When I was pregnant with our second and final child two-and-a-half years ago, I hadn’t intended to find out the baby’s gender but when a pronoun slipped at an ultrasound appointment and I learned I was having a boy, I was thrilled.
Be sure to tell the doctor if you are allergic to any anaesthetic or antibiotic; if you suffer from diabetes; if you are on any prescribed medication; or if you have recently had any other medical treatment.