Looks like a normal little piggy bank. Sweets got it shortly after she was born and it's been a little decoration in her room ever since. We never used it... until recently.
This is a hint... Can you tell what I put inside this little piggy? Do you know what those marks are?
It's blood. From these...
Test strips. I don't know why I started putting them in there. I only do it when I check overnight. I started it not that long ago... And I'm the only who puts them there.
342 strips. We counted this morning. 342 times I've pierced my daughter's finger in the middle of the night. And that 's just tip of the iceberg. I sometimes forget and throw them away. J never saves them. This is just a drop in the bucket...
Does that look like about $350?
Well... however much it costs, it's worth it. This is why...
A happy, healthy little girl!
This is what I made! A little portrait of my girl.
Beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder.
The strips, the blood... to some it might be ugly. Scary. Depressing.
To us, it's normal. It's important. It's beautiful. And it can be a lot of fun!