Could've been one of two things or both - 1) right before she was going in, she saw a baby come out crying with a band aid on her arm. When she asked why the baby was crying, I said, "she just had her blood drawn." D responded, "I'm not going to cry. Because I'm a big girl!"
2) right before the nurse was to draw blood and right before she took the cap off the needle, I told D to close her eyes and "Breathe!" and took a deep breath and breathed with her in her ear. Taking deep breaths until the nurse was done filling up two containers!
Voila! All done. No tears shed, a sticker as a prize and smiles all around. :oD