If getting things prepared, making lists, and packing bags were talents, I’m pretty sure I’d CRUSH it! I’ve got our bags packed and ready to go and even have “last minute grab” lists created for those last minute items like tooth brushes, my make-up bag, and the yoga pants I just can’t part with and pack away in my bag quite yet!
I’m actually a *little* surprised at how prepared I am this time around, though. With Alea I had my bag packed and ready to go way sooner and I already had her nursery organized and reorganized about 7 times by now. Not even kidding at all… This time around I’m just happy that the nursery is at least set-up how I wanted it to be. It may not have anything hanging on the walls yet, but we’re definitely getting there!
In addition to having our bags packed, I also put together this fun little basket for our labor and delivery and postpartum staff. I wanted to get them a little something to show our appreciation for their care and hard work and I’m hoping that this will do the trick. I just grabbed the following:
1. Metal basket (Thank you Target Dollar Spot!)
2. Dixie® To Go Cups— these are perfect for them to grab and go, the lids stay on tight and they seal nicely to prevent spills. They’re also insulated so if I hit my call light and they have to step away from their drink for a minute it should stay warm! I even grabbed an extra package to keep at home for those first weeks home with baby when dishes are going to be way at the bottom of my to do list and snuggling her will be way at the very tippy-top!
3. Apple Cider
4. Hot Cocoa
All in all, I really hope the nurses, nursing assistants, doctors, mid-wives and health unit coordinators enjoy this little beverage basket! I hope it brightens their day, if even just a little, and gives them what they need to get through their shift! I know how hard it can be to take care of people day in and day out. It’s taxing and exhausting and I just hope that a cup of hot cocoa or a hot cup of tea helps make their day a little easier!
Did you bring a gift for the labor and delivery staff?
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