I was born in San Jose, Costa Rica where it is customary to pierce little girl's ears right when they are born. My ears were pierced when I was a week old (see picture of Mommy as a baby above). I really wanted to pierce your ears... I thought a really cute pair or teeny, tiny diamond earrings would have been so cute on you and it's always a plus when people don't ask if you are a boy or a girl, right? But your Daddy was out of his mind about it... he just wouldn't have it. He very rarely puts his foot down about anything (FYI). But for some reason piercing your ears just put him over the edge. I guess you'll have to fight with him later about when you are allowed to have your ears pierced. Just so you know, I am fine with you doing it whenever you want, after all, who am I to complain about pierced ears? BUT don't EVEN come to me about a pierced tongue, belly button or anything else for that matter...