Friday, February 26, 2010

I Never

Before I had a baby girl there was a list of things I said I would never do. I would never allow her to wear a bikini swim suit as a little girl. I would never pierce her ears until she was old enough to take care of them by herself. I would not dress her in anything blue until she was old enough to ask to wear it (I have nothing against blue except for it's overuse in my household). And, I would not put any bows or ribbons in her hair until she actually had the hair to hold them in. I don't have anything against the bows on a baby girl's head, it is just that I like the little baldies and I wouldn't want to tape anything to such a pretty little head.

Then, when I found out I was pregnant with a little girl, Kelley at Personal Pensieve sent me a bunch of headbands and clip on bows that she had made. They were so pretty. All different colors so we could mix and match the colors to coordinate with her outfits. I set them aside in a drawer for Grace to use, though I still wasn't sure how much use they would get.

The other day I pulled them out of Grace's drawer for the first time and OH. MY. WORD. Look what I've been missing out on!


I guess those headbands and ribbons will get a lot of use after all (thanks again, Kelley!).
But, I'm STILL not gonna let her wear a bikini or pierce her ears. So there!

51 comments:

Rima said...

She rocks the headband!

lime said...

cute as a button. i'm still with ya on the bikinis and earrings though.

Hattie said...

Grace looks so cute! I love it when little girls wear those headbands w/ the big bows or flowers. So cute!

Moannie said...

So many things we are NOT going to do with OUR children...and then...

What a darling baby and looks so very cute in her ribbons.

Elaine A. said...

OH YES the BOWS! I do love them on my girl. Miss Grace looks SO precious!

Cecily R said...

Heee heee! I said the same things and even kept my word with Gracie...and then Evie came and I caved. Mostly because Gracie insisted.

But really, how can you resist? She looks so stinkin' CUTE in that picture!!

MamaB said...

I'm with you on the ear piercing and baby bikinis. But I am a sucker for headbands and bows. Amelia was born with so much hair that we could do the whale spout-Pebbles look from the start. Plus if you do headbeads and bows early then they don't know any different and won't pull them out! Cutie!!!

Mel said...

That little face ALWAYS makes me smile...and honestly...how could she be any cuter...and then you post the latest picture and she is!

I promised Hope she could have her ears pierced for her eighth birthday...that's next year...

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painted maypole said...

ha ha. we hardly did the bows, and ears are still unpierced. We're not real big on the bikini's, but in her first few years of being potty trained the tankini really comes in handy for quick trips to the potty.

Emily said...

Ha! I remember saying all those too and totally caved on the bows. Well, kind of, I just prayed like crazy for hair to stick a bow too. She kept yanking the headband things off. Grace is a doll!

Doc said...

She is adorable... BTW the bikini thing you are right about... Dont let her wear one until shes 25

Riahli said...

I'm with you all the way on that! No earrings or bikinis for little babies. Can't stand little baby bikinis. Won't let her wear them when she's older either ;) well at least as long as she lives with me...But I caved on the hair bands too, Leiella's auntie gave me some cute little headbands and I tried one on her a few weeks ago and man was it cute!! Your daughter is such a little doll! She really rocks a head band too. :)

Chrissy said...

Ha ha, never say never, right? The headband is super cute. The next question is how many times will you put it back on her when she starts ripping them off her head? I never did win that battle, and my girls still don't like to wear their hair up, sigh.

We have the same bikini rule, which I silently cursed every time I had to change a swim diaper under a wet one-piece.

Karen Deborah said...

you go Mama stick to your guns. How do you get anything done? I would play dress up with that dolly all day long and take pictures. She is darling!!!!!

It worked Debbie's not quitting!

Kat said...

Chrissy- She had it on pretty much all day today and didn't pull it off once! I was so surprised. I think it is comfortable enough that she doesn't even notice if it is on. :)

Karen- I KNOW!! I just stopped by her blog. YAY!!!

Jeni said...

Now that is one really, REALLY sweet pose! So pretty -and the addition to her hair -just really sets everything off!
Personally, I'm not keen on the ear piercing thing for babies/toddlers etc -Mandy had Maya's ears pierced when she wss about a year old -no problems with that or anything but guess I always sort of thought earrings on a very small child was just too, too contrived for my tastes. Funny thing though -Mandy stopped putting earrings on her after bout the age of 2. And I have no clue why she did that then either.

Dawn said...

She's adorable! Enjoy this time you have, of being able to dress her any way you like. Oh how quickly, they develop minds of their own about what they want to wear. ;)

Mom24 said...

Too cute! Don't completely rule out all two pieces though--so much easier to go potty in. :)

ewe are here said...

She's just adorable!


I'm with you in theory on the bikini. But it is sooo much easier to have her in bikini bottoms sans top to take her swimming in right now... especially when we have to change her out of her swim nappy. When she's bigger, though, back into the one pieces.

We're also opposed to pierced ears until she can take care of them.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

She is so seriously cute! Glad you tried it out!

faithfulma said...

Wow sister we need to be friends...I to am a SAHM with 3 boys and a baby girl..now 22 months. All my friends pierced thier babys ears...I will NOT pierce mine :) and it a NO on the bikini as-well. Nice to meet you.

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oh.my.word. she is adorable!
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~Shelley~ said...

So Cute!! I let my both of girls get their ears pierced once they were old enough to take of them. And I so wish I could get my 16yo BACK into a one-piece, and not the bikini!! LOL!!

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Not Your Aunt B said...

Never say never! I always said that about bikinis for little girls, but they look so cute with their little pot bellies sticking out! She is precious!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Awww...she is adorable!!! I could never get those cute bows and ribbons to stay on my little girl's head for more than five minutes. :)

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Mandi Miller said...

Very adorable! My mother-in-law made my daughter a bunch of headbands with pretty bows on them. I put her in those ALL the time but then she got old enough to pull them off. Sigh... She is a girly girl but hates stuff on her head. I guess I don't blame her! Your daughter is absolutely beautiful!
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Kelley said...

I'm SO glad you like the headbands and bows. I've had so much fun making them that Rachel has way more than she can possibly wear, and it's turned into a pretty good side business for me. I've got a bunch of my stuff in a high-end children's boutique near my home and THEY'RE SELLING!!!

Little girls are so fun, and your's is adorable!

Brittany said...

Ohhh Love the little headband on Grace's head! She looks adorable! :) I am a fan of hair stuff, myself! Chloe wears a different colored head band everyday... lol That way less people ask if she's a boy...

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

LOVE the headband!

I agree on the "bikini" but there is definitely something to be said for a 2 piece bathing suit and a swim diaper. You've only experience the swim trunks. Those are easy. A 1 piece with a toddler, though? HAHAHAHAHA! We are all about the 2 piecers now. No nasty ones, but definitely 2 pieces.

MisAdventuresofMomof3 said...

So cute! I had the same ideas as you. Now there is a little girl desperately waiting for her 16th bday. So she can get married (I'll break that one later), pierce her ears, drive a car, and wear a bikini (maybe!). LOL!

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Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

too cute I felt the same way about the head bands until I had a girl then I was all about making sure people knew my little girl was a little girl!..... but still I only used the ones with small bows and the huge kid that take up the whole head with a flower.

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Robyn said...

Cute, cute, cute!

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just jamie said...

Awww.... I totally get it.

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Cara said...

Oh my I too would be convinced after that, she is so cute!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

So sweet! Love the little bow!

And I was anti bikini until my little girl was potty training and then I found that there is wisdom in a 2 piece suit. Although I still went with the shirt and shorts type of 2 piece rather than the conventional bikini.

Midday Escapades said...

Aw, she is so adorable! I hear you on the bikini.

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imbeingheldhostage said...

She totally rocks it, Kat! I LOVED hair bows too. BTW, just write down that list of nevers and burn it in an ash tray-- life has changed for you :-)

Rebecca Ramsey said...

She's so precious! What a cutie!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

The headbands are too cute. But please draw the line at the flimsy topknot ponytail ala "Pebbles" from the Flinstones, okay?
Your girl rules and mine are the same!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

That is SO cute that it would be wrong to deprive her of that! :o)

Krystyn said...

Oh, preciousness!

I was the same way. I don't think Izzy wore a single one. And, then I constantly put them in Nat's hair...well, until she started pulling them out. I think I now have 2 more years before she won't pull them out again. Rats!

Oh, and no pierced ears here. That's a daddy rule...I think it's when she can ask, too. But, wait. Izzy has asked. Okay, I don't know.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Nothing gets that "Well, okay" to spring forth from one's lips like parenthood, huh?

tweetey30 said...

I never used those headbands on either of my girls... But she does look adorable.. I just didnt like them and neither one of my girls would keep them on there heads..they hated hats when they were babies so nothing stayed on there heads unless I forced the hats... But she is so precious..

Momisodes said...

That is too funny. I had similar rules before having my daughter too :)

I LOVE the headband! She looks absolutely adorable with it on.

Carol said...

She was SO worth the wait, Kat! I had to wait for a grand-daughter, Ella....all 'girly-girl', and also SO worth the wait~

Sarah Slaven said...

You have a very beautiful family and I totally agree with your girl rules.

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