I always said I was going to wait until Rachel is older before we do the earring thing. Than I started thinking about how everyone says it is easier when they are tiny and Rachel started asking me for them. She would point to mine every day. She would say "Pretty! Mine!" So today we got Rachel her first set of pretty earrings (call it an early birthday gift).
It went soooo much better than I thought it would. We had our Pediatrician do it. Miriam and I iced her little ears (she didn't mind that one bit which was a positive sign) and we gave her a huge lollipop to suck on. First pierce and she didn't even notice. Second ear she was sucking on her lollipop and than when the pierce occurred she got startled and a little angry at us (she felt that one) but after 10 seconds of protest she just went back to her lollipop. When we showed her in the mirror she got so happy.