This is probably the one place that I can crow about how well my son is dealing with his D, and people will not only understand but take away a real smile. We have been pumping for two weeks. Connor is very active and our support system (including my husband) didn't see the need to change from MDI. I talked everyone around, but I was getting nervous about my choice right up to pump start day. Above all, my family's fears were that he would be hampered, or tethered, by the pump. That our poor little baby would be attached to this thing from now on and that it would change the way he played and interacted with the world. (or in my mom's case, how she played with him out of fear of hurting his sites.) This worried me, as I was trying to find a more precise way to deliver insulin and essentially "untether" him from the shots. The other big ticket item was the fact that we were "sticking something into him" that was much larger than our nano needles for the pen. I wanted the pump to be a positive change for Connor. He deserves so much, and I am so very proud of how well he has managed. I figured we would have issues with keeping a pouch on, not pulling on the tube, sleeping on, over and around the pump and the tube. I am assuming it is the same worries all parents have. Connor has handled this change like a champ. Last night's site change went so well. No fighting, no crying, no complaining. He laid on his tummy, put his chin in his hands and let me do everything (even removing the tagaderm, which is the part he doesn't like the most). When I was done, he gave me a kiss and said, "Good job, Mommy." And I was beaming...because really, it is more like wonderful job Connor. He isn't only handling the infusion sets well, he tolerates his finger pokes so much better and "talks" me through changing his pouch and taking the pump off for baths. "No don't touch; it is MY pump," he will say, just as proud of the pump as he is of his favorite carstuffed animal that he takes with him EVERYWHERE. He has truly accepted the pump in his life and seems to understand how it is helping him. I couldn't be more proud and humbled. So, thanks for listening to me brag. What has your D done recently that made you stop and smile in awe or pride or love...or let's face it with a mixture of all three because D kids are amazing!