2 Month Check Up...


Mariah had her two month check up which I was SO excited for-you know why??? (yes my mom is going to kill me for this) She can now get her ears pierced! Yaaaaay!

My friend told me of a cream that you can put on her ears before going that would numb their little lobes so they don't feel it as much so the dr. gave me a prescription and I picked it up today. I thought about going ahead and getting them done today but I couldn't make her go through that after she had her 3 shots and then had a ultrasound done.

Mariah weighed in at a whopping 10 lbs. 6 oz. and 22 inches long! She's just a growing!!

Mariah's been doing FABULOUS at night. I finally figured it out. Put her down with a full belly and she doesn't cry. She just lays there and eventually falls asleep. She'll wake up once during the night to eat-usually around 3:00 or 4:00 and then she'll wake up after we do around 6:30.
THIS IS A WONDERFUL THING FOR MY SLEEPING HABITS. Thank you Lord for the sleep I now get!!!

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amyswor said...
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amyswor said...

Kara,

I was searching for my GF's blog and came across reading yours. Especially enjoyed your thoughtful ideas about parenting in a Christian home.

Came to your blog entry about wanting your dd's ears pierced, but don't know if you've already done it yet. I was like you, really wanting it done and not wanting to hurt Sandi, our dd, but seeing so many babies and little girls with cute earrings kept me coming back to having it done as an infant.

I asked our ped who encouraged me to have it done early when mommy could care for them. She gave some suggestions for moms having their dd's ears pierced since she had so moms ask her about it. They included topical meds to minimize any discomfort and how to find the right person and place to have it done. I don't know if you already had her ears pierced, but if you're worried about your mom, don't be. She'll love how she looks with sweet little earrings.

I think you're a smart mommy for wanting it done now.

Admittedly, I know a lot of people have strong feelings when to pierce a child's ear. "Let them decide" is being replaced by parental decision when mommy intuition knows, "earlier is better" from either personal or friend's experiences of unpleasant childhood ear piercing. I think it just depends on your own personal choice whether or not you wish your baby or little girl to have pierced ears. However, I think you've made the decision and just waiting for the right time. I was uncertain too and kept going back and forth. However, my ped had her dd's ears pierced at 8 wks and when I found the right person, I was at ease and went ahead and was glad I did!

Some feel perceived gender of their child is important while others find it a cultural tradition where all infant girls have pierced ears. I pierced our oldest daughter's ears when she was two months old and our youngest at just days old. We found an experienced individual where they specialized in infant piercing.

My advice is to do them one at a time to insure they are perfectly centered. This may take 15 seconds longer, but will make sure they are not crooked later in life.

If you don't know how she'd look at any age, then hold up a pair of your studs to each ear and decide for yourself. Many moms including myself like the look of earrings on babies and little girls for no specific reason, but like how light plays off a simple gold ball on a bald baby girl or small gold hoop poking through the hair of a toddler.

Cerebrally, as mothers of girls of all ages, we know it celebrates their femaleness and femininity. After all, they are little girls, right? Growing up I remember many of my little girlfriends were not allowed to get their ears pierced. I could never understand it...but when their parents did finally let them, it always seemed they'd get infected because they were constantly touching them or trying to change out the earrings before they were supposed to. Many said it was painful, but all cried having a great deal of angst leading up to and including the actual ear piercing.

Just when is the best time to pierce your daughter's ears? It is when you are ready to care for them during the healing phase. They are very easy to care for. If you decide to do it as a newborn or infant, then I promise she'll thank you later!

If you or any other moms would like our ped's tips, then don't hesitate to write me an e-mail.


Amy

amyswor@hotmail.com