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Special Exposure Wednesday

I’ll have a post later for an update with Peyton’s clinic visit today.  Right now I’m trying out a new thing called Special Exposure Wednesday, on a new site 5 Minutes for Special Needs.  I’ve waffled about whether or not Peyton actually falls under the special needs blanket.  However, she has extraordinary needs and I find her pretty special.

So, my picture for Special Exposure Wednesday is a big milestone for Peyton.  Last year she started asking to get her ears pierced and the doctors always said no, her immune system was too supresesd, not to risk any chance of infection.  So I kept telling her no and she kept being disappointed. I think the recent loss of so much of her hair really hit her in the girly department.

The last time we asked we got a 100% GO FOR IT!  I was a little shocked and Peyton was thrilled to the tips of her multi-colored toenails. We did it. She was brave and strong and wasn’t too worried about it. After all, when you get a needle poked in your chest on a regular basis, what’s a little poke in the ear?

She’s very excited, she’s picked out her studs and is ready to GO!

Prepping the perfect poke

She was brave and didn’t shed a single tear!

First piercing….we’ll try to hold off on the belly button until college

5 Minutes for Special Needs

26 Comments on “Special Exposure Wednesday”

  1. #1 lonestar818
    on Jul 23rd, 2008 at 1:32 am

    She’s beautiful! Looks like she had fun and was really brave.

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  2. #2 Laura
    on Jul 23rd, 2008 at 6:24 am

    She looks like a brave little girl!!

    Lauras last blog post..Wordless Wednesday: Apples of Gold

  3. #3 lori astacio
    on Jul 23rd, 2008 at 7:03 am

    She is absolutely precious. We could all learn a little about courage from her.

    Missing You,

  4. #4 lori astacio
    on Jul 23rd, 2008 at 7:04 am

    She is absolutely precious. We could all learn a little about courage from her.

    Hope you all had a blast at GKTW. Talk to you soon.

    Missing You,

  5. #5 Julie
    on Jul 23rd, 2008 at 7:47 am

    Awww! What a pretty girl!

  6. #6 Tanya
    on Jul 23rd, 2008 at 8:28 am

    Wow! how BRAVE!!!

  7. #7 Debbie
    on Jul 23rd, 2008 at 9:00 am


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  8. #8 Shannon @ Gabi's World
    on Jul 23rd, 2008 at 9:00 am

    What a brave girl!

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  9. #9 Jai
    on Jul 23rd, 2008 at 9:02 am

    She is beautiful AND brave. Let her know I shed a tear with hangnails. 🙂

  10. #10 Tricia
    on Jul 23rd, 2008 at 9:36 am

    That is just adorable. Haylee is not ready to do that yet. Afraid it will hurt too bad 🙂

    Tricias last blog post..Special Exposure Wednesday

  11. #11 kari
    on Jul 23rd, 2008 at 11:29 am

    What a gorgeous little girl!! Great photos WTG brave little one!


  12. #12 Elinor
    on Jul 23rd, 2008 at 11:31 am

    I can now see where Peyton gets her spirit and personality — from her Mom. You are always putting Peyton and the rest of your family before anything you want — I believe that is the way it should be, although some would disagree. She looks adorable and looks thrilled with the piercing.

  13. #13 melody is slurping life
    on Jul 23rd, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    Oh my, I got lost in Peyton’s amazingly beautiful eyes.

    Then I got all smiley at the girly stud. Peyton, I love it!

    And don’t you doubt for one minute that Peyton should be a part of Special Exposure Wednesday. She, and every child, is special. So happy to have you join.

    melody is slurping lifes last blog post..A Smile at My Favorite Cafe – Wordless Wednesday

  14. #14 Jenny
    on Jul 23rd, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    She’s precious! And so brave! So glad you joined the fun at 5MFSN!

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  15. #15 Gwen Haag
    on Jul 23rd, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Hi Peyton,

    You look MAAAAH..VELOUS with your new pierced ears. And just think, now your mom can buy you a new pair of earrings EVERY time you go to the store! What fun!!!

    Love, Gwen

  16. #16 Melissa
    on Jul 23rd, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    She looks beautiful and so brave!!

    Melissas last blog post..Special Exposure and Wordless Wednesday – Reflection

  17. #17 Holly
    on Jul 23rd, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Aw! I’m so glad her wish came finally came true! She’s so pretty.

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  18. #18 Trish @ Another Piece of the Puzzle
    on Jul 23rd, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    She is so precious and how great that she got to do it! I’m glad you linked up to Special Exposure Wednesday – it’s nice to meet you!

    Trish @ Another Piece of the Puzzles last blog post..Special Exposure Wednesday #1: The Big C

  19. #19 Melisa
    on Jul 23rd, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    Gawd, she is something special. Just adorable! 🙂

    And brave, too!

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  20. #20 Bevelry
    on Jul 23rd, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    These have to be the cutest little ears I’ve ever seen!

    Yeah Peyton!

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  21. #21 Jennifer
    on Jul 24th, 2008 at 12:54 am

    Sorry Anissa – this message is for Peyton…

    WOW! You are such a big girl! I’m so proud of you, I can hardly stand it! I wasn’t near as brave as you were when I got my ears pierced and I’m a GROWNUP (most of the time)! Meg has been wanting to get her ears done but she is too scared. I wish you could come with us when she decides to do it. You would definitely help her feel braver! I wish I was there to see those sparkly little earlobes in person and to give you a great big hug!!!

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  22. #22 Marie
    on Jul 24th, 2008 at 2:43 am

    Aw MAN my mom didn’t let me pierce my ears until I was EIGHTEEN and I didn’t even have a suppressed immune system!!!! *whiny voice* unnnfaaaiiiirrrrr!!!!

  23. #23 Jennifer
    on Jul 24th, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Beautiful earrings, Peyton!! Definitely hold off on the belly button – if at all. MAN that hurts! I wouldn’t do it again. 🙂

  24. #24 M
    on Jul 24th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Go Girl!!

    Of course she didn’t shed a tear….she’s had more pokes than the average junkie by now!

    The earring choice is absoluetly beautiful!! What a great kid!

    Ms last blog post..Alligator Lizard

  25. #25 Lori
    on Jul 24th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Peyton, you look like a beautiful princess with your new pierced ears! What a brave girl you are! Hugs, Lori

  26. #26 Janice (5 Minutes for Mom)
    on Jul 29th, 2008 at 12:50 am

    oh what a big girl!!!! So brave and so fancy. 🙂

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