Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ear Pierced!

I was finally able to do it, get Ella's ears pierced!!! I went over a year ago and tried to get them pierced only to be told that her ears are too small. Um, don't you guys pierce new born babies ears? Yep, but newborns have bigger ears than her. Okay.

So I attempted again yesterday. I went to Claire's in the mall. Walked up to the lady at the register and said I wanted to get my daughter's ears pierced, she looks at Ella and says sure! I told her about my earlier attempt and she says "how old is she?" I told her she is almost 4, she says "uh, we do newborn babies ears." Ha. So I tell her that Ella has low set ears that are closer to her neck and that they are really tiny. She says I think we can do it. Anyhow, the poor girl, I must have asked her 100 times if she was sure it was okay, if Ella would be stabbed in the neck by the posts, if the earrings would make her ears stick out, etc. She assured me they would be fine, and suggested I use the little flower earrings because that is what they like to put in babies because they lay flat against the ear. She asked if I wanted two people to do them at the same time, yeah, that would be a great idea! So this other girl comes over and looks at Ella and says "how old is she????" I tell her, wondering if I should explain why this almost 4 year old is so little. And she says "does she talk?" I eye her suspiciously wondering if I am about to be offended when she says " I have a 12 year old brother with Down syndrome. He doesn't talk at all, only signs." Oh. Then I liked her! I told her that Ella is learning to talk and we have a little discussion about what she can say etc, it was nice!

Ella did wonderful. She sat very still so they could clean her ear, then draw on her ear to mark it. She cried a bit when they had me hold her head still, she does NOT like to be held down at all! Then they pierced them and immediately gave her a mirror and Ella stops crying and says "OoooOoo pretty!" and that was it! I think they look so cute!!!











18 comments:

Kelly said...

YEAH, Ella! You are such a brave BIG girl:) LOVE the earrings!! Flowers....PERFECT!!

Rachel said...

She looks adorable!

Lori said...

Love them!...and how neat that the girl has a brother with Ds =)
I keep trying to convince Paige to get hers pierced, but she refuses. I am thinking maybe I should get Anna's pierced before she has a chance to complain....I should have done them both as babies =)

TUC said...

OoooOoo pretty, I agree!!!

Aunt Tami said...

Very pretty!!! Love them.....i wish i would have known that you were going to get them done.....i have been trying to get Shay's done and maybe it would have pushed her to get them done with Ella!! Bummer....she will get to see them when we come tho....maybe we will get them done when we come to see you!!! Anyhow they look great!!! Love ya's!

Cammie Heflin said...

Gorgeous!!

Molly said...

Lol I think I got those same earrings when I got mine pierced at Claires!! She looks so cute! and she does have pretty tiny earlobes!

Kelli said...

Wow, you go Ella! You are such a pretty little girl with your new earings!

Pallavi said...

Lovely...

Tiffany said...

Yeah!! She looks so cute...we're going to attempt it for the 4th time with Olivia this summer! ;)

Becca said...

I am SO impressed!! Beautiful! I want to get Sammi's ears pierced eventually, but figure I'll wait until she's 8 or 9. Ella's so brave! By the way, I'll be anxious to hear how the turning and cleaning and maintaining goes. I'd be afraid of Sammi pulling hers out, or trying to.

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

they do look so cute! I love that she cried then the moment she saw them she said "ooo pretty!" that is great! how cool, too, that one of the girls doing the ear piercing has a 12 yr old brother w/ Down syndrome... small world!
adorable pics!

Monica said...

Oh, Ella, they're beautiful! How brave of you! How cool that the one gal piercing her ears had a brother w/ Ds and was willing to share.

Tina said...

She looks absolutley adorable. I have been toying with the idea to get Saira's ears pierced for the last year but haven't been brave enough to do it. Everyone keeps asking me why I haven't done it yet. Maybe I'll get the courage now.

Ella you are such a brave little girl and you look soooo BEAUTIFUL!!!

Skye is the Limit! said...

She is beautiful!!
Her smile just lite up my night :)

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Katye said...

yay Ella! Such a big girl! Beautiful!

Ruby's Mom said...

They look so pretty on her!! I have been thinking about getting Ruby's ear's pierced but I can't make up my mind :)
So neat that the girl's brother has Ds!

shailena said...

Well, it’s amazing. The miracle has been done. Hat’s off. Well done, as we know that “hard work always pays off”, after a long struggle with sincere effort it’s done.
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