Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Lily got her ears pierced!

I broke down today and I did it. I kept telling myself that I would wait until some arbitrary age or date, but I couldn't take it anymore, so I took Lily this afternoon and had her ears pierced. Of course we picked up an ice cream cone for the brave little girl on out way home.She was such a good girl. She was a unsure about the lady drawing dots on her ears, but when it came time to pierce them she just sat on my lap and held my hands. She only fussed for 10-15 seconds when it was all over and then was running around, saying goodbye to the lady who pierced them, and reminding me that I had promised her an ice cream cone.
She came right in the house when we got home and got back to playing with her doll.
I think that it looks adorable. She was good tonight about letting me clean them before bed as she looked at them in the mirror.
My baby girl is growing up so fast.


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  2. Jennifer,

    I was searching for my GF's blog and came across your interesting one about with a great story about your dd, Lily, getting her ears pierced and I laughed when you said, "...I couldn't take it anymore."

    When I read it, it reminded me of a situation with both our girls, one aged 2.5 and the other 7 mos. When our ODD wanted her ears pierced, we agreed and she did great except for a few tears as expected. What I didn't anticipate happened.

    Our oldest Missy, wanted to know why her baby sister couldn't have earrings too. I tried to explain to her she wasn't old enough until her
    baby girl cousin, aged 6 mos showed up for a visit with cute little gold balls in each ear! Again, she wanted to know why her baby cousin had earrings and her sister didn't.

    My SIL said it was something she had wanted to do since birth and her dd did very well and they were easy to care for. I was unsure about
    doing our infant girl, Sandi, but her sister wanted it done and soon dh was asking why I didn't go ahead and have it done so the girls could wear matching earrings ;)

    I asked our ped about having our YDD's ears pierced. She said, it have become more popular to pierce newborns, infants and little girls ears because is safer with the newer ear piercing instruments than the traditional methods of using a needle, thread by the mother or grandmother.

    I asked her advice and she encouraged me to go ahead and pierce our YDD's ears since she showed me a picture of her 8 mo dd with little
    pearl earrings! I was surprised at her response and told her I would think about it. Her reasoning was when mommy cared for them, there was never any problems during the healing time, but when little girls wanted them, they often failed to care for them properly.

    I was still uncertain until she gave me some suggestions for moms having their dd's ears pierced. I put them away and thought it would be years before I needed to read them. Dh and older sis were quiet on the subject. I thought I had made my mind up to wait till she was older.

    Wrong. I started seeing other little babies including two in my playgroup and realized how cute our little toddler would look with cute
    earrings and yielded to pressure from my 2.5 yr and dh.

    Jennifer, I don't know if you'd considered having your younger dd's ears pierced now, but after I did, my ODD was so proud her sister had earrings. It was so much easier than my ODD having it done. She was clueless, cried for 10 seconds. Needless, both girls looked adorable in their pics with little pierced ears and never had problems.

    I'd say if you've remotely thought about it, then your mommy intuition is telling now is better.

    Write me an e-mail for our ped's tips if you'd like.