Getting baby’s ears pierced seems to be somewhat of a controversy. I mean besides the obvious pain and possible complications, some moms cannot bear putting their child through the process due to emotional reasons, I am probably one of them. However after painstakingly reading through different threads of discussions and researching different options and places, I have decided to have Miss K’s ears pierced when she turned 6 month instead of waiting until she is older.
On March 17, we went to the Claire’s in a local mall and got it done. I have consulted other girlfriend mommy who has had it done there and looked on yelp for reviews and called different stores but this one seems to have the best knowledge and reputation. I was a nervous wreck because I wasn’t sure how she would handle the pain and how long she would cry and of course, my baby girl is going to be in discomfort and it kills me.
The store manager knew immediately what we are there for when we stepped into the store and was super helpful and reassuring. After I selected the earrings, the manager cleaned K’s lobe, marked the spot; I double check that it is centered and where I wanted and then it begins. The earrings are done one at a time, Miss K didn’t cry as much with the first ear as she did the second after she realize what was going on. I almost cried with her and felt awful that my sweet darling girl is shedding tears.
The whole process was over in a matter of minutes and Miss K calmed down after a few minutes of intermittent whining from lingering discomfort, she was back with her happy self again and soon after fell asleep as I push her around the mall. My wonderful photographer came along and together we captured this precious moment on film which I made into a slideshow (below). Although I can’t speak for Miss K but given how quickly she got over it, I would say that it wasn’t as bad as I had imagined. Kudos to my brave little girl and not so brave mommy.
photo: Annie Bang