Thursday, April 26, 2007

Navel ring

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!


  1. April 8, 2006, what a momentous occassion. :)

  2. I got my bb ring back in too, it hangs kinda funny now though. Babies sure do a number on the bod!!!!!

  3. aaah, the after baby belly... the good news is that it doesn't get much worse with the 2nd, 3rd and 4th! :o) Mine looks like a hurricane map, sooo many stretch marks, but they are all from my 1st. I"ll never, ever, ever wear anything that shows my belly for as long as I live... unless someone gives me a gift card to the local plastic surgery clinic.

  4. Me, I don't like needles, or sharp objects, or even thermometers, so the idea of poking something in my skin, and then... just... leaving it there... forever...I dunno, just doesn't appeal to me. *shrug*RYN: Temporarily disabled, as it kept crashing my diary for some reason, causing it to not update. (I mean, the entries were there, but nobody could see them. Except for me. Weird, huh?) I'll try to re-enable it tonight, see how it goes.

  5. Thank you! I always thought it was way older than that--before Superman even. I love that you left it up to him!

  6. Add: *groan* thinking: "Kids these days...!"

  7. Ha. No one will ever see my stomach ever again, except for the pictures I post of it on my blog. =)