When my children were first born, I kept a journal rather than a baby book. In it I logged a lot of firsts as well as my impressions of things and stories of the silly little things that they did. The other day, while ordering pump supplies, I realized that since Diabetes moved into our house there have been a lot of "other" firsts.
When my son was two, I remember our first meter. It was an AccuChek and we eventually got a cute polar bear holder for it. The meter took a tonne of blood. I had to cover his entire little finger with blood to get a reading. We were lucky that we had meters and that the count down was "only" 60 seconds. That was forever! I remember when we had more than one meter and it took only 15 seconds to read!