Thursday, February 23, 2012

Getting blood drawn

D got her blood drawn today and she was a superstar!!
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!"
Yes! Correct!
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

1 comment:

  1. That is SOOOOO not how it goes down with my kids. SOOOO not. If you want your ear drums blown out, come with me to a blood draw or vaccination appointment. TL or Paulina - you take your pick.
    TL needs to get a filling re-filled at the end of the month cuz one fell out. I am SOOOO not looking forward to it. ai yai yai.....!!!