We did it! Hannah's ears are now pierced :) Doesn't she look so cute?
How'd it go? Not too bad. Yes, there were tears, but I snuck in the back area to nurse her right away and she was all better. She even came back out and smiled at the sales girls without holding a grudge. Now that was something they're not used to! Before the piercing, I learned that it's a good idea to sit baby all the way back in your lap to help her stay still. I also took a minute to tell her that she was going to feel a pinch, but Mama would make it all better after. Sure, she may be too young to understand, but in the possibility that she's not I wanted to give her fair warning just like at the Ped's office.
They called an extra person over to steady her head once the dots marked the spot to make sure she wouldn't turn her head and tear. Luckily it was over very quickly and we got right back to soothing. She only squeaked once later in the day when her ear touched her toy.
To be honest, I was most nervous about how the rest of the day would progress because I remember my ears being so sore from my second holes. Either this little girl is a champ or they didn't bug her at all because she didn't even stir when I cleaned them out before bedtime. I took the extra precaution of pulling her onesie down over her body instead of going near the ears. (Did you know they can do that?? I just learned recently that it's a great way to get off soiled clothes.) We did it on an off-night for baths, too. Now we just keep them clean for the next 6 weeks and enjoy the new sparkle!