Or, rather, guess what Grace did this week!
After her six month check up, on Tuesday, October 18th, where she got her two shots and found out she had dropped from the 25th percentile to the 10th in weight (she's a lean mean fighting machine. The doctor is not worried, but if it doesn't improve then we'll switch to formula in a couple of weeks,) we headed to a local mall for dinner at Chili's and some grocery shopping.
And then, the highlight of the night.....
Grace got her ears pierced!!
Six months is very young, but I got mine done as a baby and I am so thankful that my parents got it done before I had a concept of pain, or, you know, memory of pain!
Also, the local girls get their ears pierced usually earlier than six months so it is not uncommon here at all.
Here we are, getting instructions from the doctor (a Dr. in a pharmacy performs the ear piercing here,)
They brought us back into a little room, marked her ears, then had several other women who work at the pharmacy check the positioning of the marks.
I held Grace while Ian took pictures. Here one of the worker ladies is distracting Grace while the first ear is pierced...
And then the second!
And here, is a strange lady, not an employee of the pharmacy, who oohed and ahhed over our bald headed, blue eyed, white skinned baby...
And then Grace was promptly returned to my arms and she stopped crying.
All of the pharmacy employees doted on Grace and said "And now, she is a GIRL!"
The upkeep is so simple. Twice a day I wipe her ears with a alcohol swab and turn the earrings clockwise and counter clockwise. So easy!
Sweet baby girl! We're so grateful that we got to share this experience with her!