Sunday, December 11, 2011

My Princess Got Her Ears Pierced

Jaileigh has wanted her ears pierced for the longest time. She always asks when she can have them and her daddy encourages her too. Finally I gave in on Wednesday. I had to take our suburban in to have the tires rotated and balanced so the kids and I had some time to kill. We went to the Farmers Market and then in to the mall. You can tell from the pictures how excited she is about it. She is still carrying that bag around.

She had to have the pink earrings. I requested that two girls do the piercing at the same time so we had to wait until there was a 2nd girl to help. We went and ate lunch while we waited. When they did the piercing Jaileigh didn't make a peep or even a flinch. She was so brave! About 15 minutes after she said "Mommy, my ears hurt."

She is soooooo excited. She has been so good with them too. She lets me clean them 3X a day and she never touches them. Her brothers haven't touched either.

1 comment:

amyswor said...


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

When I read it, it reminded me of a situation with both our girls, one aged 4 and the other 12 mos. When our ODD wanted her ears pierced, she was begging to have it done and dh agreed. 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 toddler 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 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 4 yr and dh.

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.

I'd say if you've remotely thought about it, then your mommy intuition is telling now is better. Did I say both girls would look soO cute in their holiday pics with earrings?

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