This is for Leah.
When did you get it?
April 8, 2006
What made you want one?
I could have gone either way. I thought it would be cool, but if I never got one I'd be fine with it. I'm not the type to spend oodles of hours in a bikini or wear shirts that expose my blindingly white stomach. Since Superman would be the only one to ever see said navel ring I let him decide. Neither of us were thinking I'd get pregnant 2 months later. HA. Now no one will ever see my stomach again.
How did your community members and family react to it?
Mother: you WHAT!? *rolls eyes*
First little brother: It's your body you can do whatever you want with it.
Second little brother: WHY?
Only little sister: Really? Are you serious? Can I see?
Community members: Please cover yourself up, woman! Your pale torso blinds us!
(Note to my family: please leave complaining comments if I failed to correctly capture your reactions.)
What would you say if Kate wanted to pierce her eyebrow?
Right now? I'd have a problem with it. =)
Later on? I wouldn't have a problem with it. I wouldn't TAKE her to do it or pay for it but if it's something she decides to do and she's old enough to get it done all on her own then so be it. I'll just glance down at my poor scarred belly button and smile.
Antes de (taken the day of the piercing):
Despues de (taken five days after giving birth):
Let this be a lesson to anyone who is considering a navel piercing and also plans to have children!