Last May I posted A Hole In the Head, (Or In This Case Two) which chronicled Julia and her BFF in Tennessee, Anna, getting their ears pierced. However, since then Julia has had some issues with sensitivity and her holes closed up. We planned on having them re pierced but we decided to let Jenna get her ears pierced too.
The original plan was to wait until Jenna's birthday in a week and a half, but the opportunity of a day out of school was too good to pass up. So while the babies were napping under Ross' watchful eyes, the girls and I headed to the mall.
Is there anywhere else to go for ear piercing?
Julia went first to show Jenna that it wasn't very painful. Julia was slightly worried that the piercing would hurt more since it was over her old holes, but her worry was for naught.
Next up was Jenna.
Jenna had the good sense to bring Bailey, her tried and true companion and source of comfort. A side note about Bailey-- this is "Clean Bailey." There is another Bailey called "Dirty Bailey." Dirty Bailey was the original Bailey that Jenna acquired a couple of months after Darrell died. The girls and I went to Build-a-Bear and they both got animals with a record your own message button. We scavenged old home movies and found places where Darrell was talking to them and recorded them. Bailey's recording is "Oh Jenna, that is sooo cute." However, to wash Dirty Bailey, surgery must be performed both before and after the washing. In the end, we got another Bailey, without the sound, so that she could be washed more easily. By the way, don't you dare call Bailey a he or Jenna will let loose a tongue lashing.
Jenna was a very brave girl. Only her left ear is pierced at this point and it hurt a little more then she thought it would. But she was determined to get the other one pierced anyway. Thank goodness!
And now both ears are pierced. It doesn't show up here, but she has tears on her cheeks. When it was all over, she shed a few silent tears but was happy that she went through with it.
The tears are gone now and she's happy. Two sisters showing off their identical earrings. Now Mommy wants to cry. Her babies are growing up before her eyes.
5 weeks ago