Saturday, March 5, 2011

Earrings!


Well.. She did it... This afternoon I let Eva get her ears pierced!!! She was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited! The girls and I were having a fun girls day out. We went out for donuts..went to the garden show..then to the mall. Although, I didn't go to the mall with the intention of getting Eva's ears pierced. We just happened to walk by Claires when 2 little girls, about Eva's age, were getting their ears pierced. I asked Eva is she would like to do that. She wasn't sure, so we watched the 1st little girl do it. That little girl started crying, so Eva said "no way!" BUT....she still wanted to watch the other little girl go. The 2nd girl was sooo tough and didn't cry at all!!! That was it..Eva wanted to do it!! Just to be sure, I made her think about it for a while. So, we went and ate lunch and talked it over. She was bound and deteremined to get it done today. After lunch we walked back to Claires..signed some papers...and voila..earrings :) Yes, Eva did cry a little but she was a tough girl and she is super excited about her new, pretty earrings. I hope she leaves them in!! The hardest part of the day.....not having my camera for the big event!!! DANG IT!!!! I had to wait and take pictures when we got home. Oh well..we can't take pictures of everything, right?

2 comments:

Michelle said...

So so cute!!! How exciting!

amyswor said...

Jenny,

I was searching for my GF's blog and came across your interesting one about with a great story about your dd, Eva, getting her ears pierced.

When I read it, it reminded me of a situation with both our girls, one aged 4 and the other
8 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 baby girl, 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.

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 3 yr and dh.

Jenny, 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.

Amy
amyswor@hotmail.com

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