this is what we did today.
it was just a routine blood draw – i guess our pediatrician has all 1 year olds do this, which just seems like cruel and unusual punishment – for both baby and mama. i actually appreciate her thorough approach, but it was still no fun. thankfully, my (nurse) mom was there to inspect the person who would pull the very blood from my baby, and to provide moral support for me (which i needed)! the phlebotomist was awesome – she got him on the first stick and was quick. there was some screaming and crying, but after it was over, beckett made a quick recovery and scored a baby maraca – ole! all in all he did great, and it was nothing a cupcake and playing in the sink couldn’t fix.