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Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Gift for the Nurses

As we continue to count down the days until our little Alien comes exploding forth into the world... I am finding little things to keep myself busy.

We went on our hospital tour last week. It was pretty informative, and although I had the distinct urge to pass out during the tour, I did soak up some of the information.  The main thing that shocked me was that the nurses do all the work...and the doctors get all the credit! Maybe the tour was slanted as it was given by nurses, but still.  Apparently your doctor won't really even see you until the baby is ready to come out; you know who gets you all the way through labor and to the point of no return?.... a nurse.  The unsung hero, the one who has been on her feet for 8 hours, and still has the patience to coax you through a contraction while you beg her to just kill you. Or at least that is what I have been told...

Many places suggest taking a gift for your nurses. They will be your round the clock family for about the most stressful 48 hours of your life. I figure if I can cry in front of someone and involuntarily poop on a delivery table in front of them, the least you could do is get them something nice eh? yes.

I debated on food...cookies, candy....been done. Plus, I wanted something that could sit in my car and not melt/ go bad/ whatever. It's not like when I am in the throws of labor that I will want to walk around and pass out homemade cookies to the nurses as I scream and poop. (just a fear...hopefully I won't poop, but knowing me, and the direction this blog takes so often...poop may happen) So, I decided to go with little hand sanitizers in adorable packaging.

Mini hand sanitizers from Bath and Body Works have been my go-to gift for awhile. I give them to the Monkey's teachers in cute Christmas themes, and again at the end of the year in fun summer scents. I give them as hostess gifts.  I love them because they are cheap-o ($1 each if you buy 5) and come in adorable little wrappers for almost every season. They make Christmas ones, Easter, Halloween, Summer, you name it.

I was thrilled to find these adorable baby animal themed ones when I visited my B&BW store this week. PERFECT!!!  So I bought a bag full. I popped them in a little bucket I already had lying around. I think it was like $1 at Target. I am putting a card with them expressing my pre determined sentiments of gratitude.  Once my little man is here, and the dust and poop have settled, I will have the Hubs run this easy to manage and transport little goody bucket over to the nurse's station for them to share. I hope they enjoy it. Hopefully they don't think "wth...I wanted cookies"

So, for the ladies who will be attending to my very enraged lady parts for two ya go...a little Wacky Monkey Banana hand sanitizer for ya...please use before and after...thanks.

This is not sponsored by Bath and Body Works.... they have no idea I exist. And would probably not approve of my free use of the word poop in conjunction with their product.

1 comment:

  1. I never brought gifts to my nurses! I didn't even think about it...this is so considerate. I think it's a great gift!