In the 70s, the nurses at the Brazilian hospitals would come to your room and they would pierce the baby's ears right before she was released from the hospital.
When I was born, my Dad didn't let the nurses pierced my ears.
I was that kind of child who walked and spoke really early. And at a really young age, I noticed girls wore earrings. My mom had plenty of stories to tell. I would stop completely strangers on the street and ask them if they had earrings. It was kind of frustrating. I don't have any recollection whatsoever, I only have the stories that my Mom and my Grandma would tell me.
When my sister was born, my mom was faster than my Dad and she pierced my sister's ears at the hospital.
When a baby girl is born in Brazil, the first thing most of the moms think is how cute they will look with their tiny earrings.
And for me was no different. When we found out we were having a girl, I told Paulo my earring trauma and I also told him, I would pierce Heloisa's ears while she was still a baby.
Nowadays, they don't do it at the hospitals anymore. So I talked to the nurse, I hired to help me with breast feeding, and she told me we should wait about three weeks before we pierce H's ears because she was so tiny.
She completed 3 weeks on March 3rd and on March 5th, she had her ears pierced ; )