i b'dazzled my baby!

a week and a half ago, we took laurelai to get her ears pierced.  we had been wanting to do it for a while, and now that she's six and a half months old, we figured we needed to do it now or wait until she was elementary age, which we weren't too keen on.  penelope got hers done at four months old, and i LOVED having them done at that age - so easy to keep clean, and she was too little to ever mess with them.  other than the actual moment she was pierced, it was like she didn't even notice them.

i know that baby piercings are a touchy subject, and i even had a woman at church the other weekend cluck her tongue at me when she saw them.  (people still do that!  and not just in movies!  i had no idea.)  you guys are free to judge me if you want - i really don't mind, since i love ya, and we're 100% cool with our decision.

anyway, on to the juicy stuff.  and by that i mean the photographs.  (warning: super-sad crying baby photos coming up.  look away.)

before getting her earrings.  i almost feel bad for how naive and happy she looks at this point.

'hmm, those sparkly things are pretty.  i bet everything that is about to happen to me here is going to be the awesomest.'

i warned you this sad face was coming, but you didn't listen to me.  now look what you did.  you made her cry.

oh, little lady, just wait until you try waxing your legs someday.  beauty is pain, little one.  it's best you learn it early.

and just to prove that i'm not a terrible mother, laurelai would like to tell you what she currently thinks of her new earrings, now that she's had time to think it through:

(for anyone wondering, she's done really well with them.  she never messes with them, i clean them once a day and there is no sign of redness, swelling or infection, and she doesn't even flinch when i turn them.  she's healed up quickly and all is smooth sailing in b'dazzled-baby world.)


todd said...

She looks b’dawesome!

the jersk. said...

i was never interested in getting my baby's ears pierced. not for like judgy reasons, i just didn't ever think about it and didn't care. but the cuteness of your babies has completely won me over. my li'l ladies will definitely b'dazzled. good lord. she's so flippin' cute.

amyswor said...

Was searching for my GF's blog and came to your interesting one. Saw your post about having your daughter's ears pierced.

I think you're a smart and thoughtful mommy for getting your dd's her ears pierced at this age. You are definitely not a mean nor terrible mommy for having it done now when you can care for them. You've avoided the anxiety and angst which other little girls will face when they see how your daughter looks with little earrings in preschool.

Some say to wait at this age to pierce their ears, but our ped encouraged me to do it when mom could care for them. She gave me some " Tips for moms having their dd's ears pierced and " Care for Newly Pierced Ears" since she had so many moms ask about having their infants and little girls ears pierced.

I know cerebrally, as mothers of girls of all ages, we know it celebrates their femaleness and femininity. After all, they are little girls, right?

If any other moms would like to be good mommy's like you and do give their daughter the "gift of pierced ears" as an infant, drop me an e-mail for our ped’s tips. Her suggestions included OTC meds to minimize any discomfort as well as how to find the most experienced person to pierce her