Some of you will laugh at this post and say I am a total type A, over prepared, maniac. And that's fine. Because when I was at the end of my pregnancy, that's exactly what I was. I wasn't working, which was a huge blessing, but it gave me way too much time to obsess over all things baby and delivery. My husband and my mom gave me a hard time, because with all of this "waiting time," I tried to be as prepared as I could for the birth. This meant ironing the robe I was taking to the hospital, picking out a new pillow case to put on my pillow, obsessing over my hospital bag, and coming up with a way to thank our nurses and other staff at the hospital. In a perfect world, I'd love to bake them something. But when you don't know when you're baby is coming, that makes it a little tricky. Also...standing at your kitchen counter and cooking/baking at 40 weeks pregnant is way exhausting.
So instead of baking, I went with the next best thing...Trader Joes! I dragged my big ol' belly to TJ's, bought some trail mix and other snacks for us to keep our room at the hospital, and I also picked up some sweet treats for the nurses. I actually bought these about 3 weeks before my delivery, but it was great knowing they were ready to go!
I put a pretty sticker on top, tied a big bow, and called it a success! Into the hospital bag they went!
Do I know if the nurses enjoyed them? I really have no idea, but I hope they at least brightened their day a little bit. Those ladies busted their butts taking care of us and I wanted to do something to show our appreciation.
For those of you who have had a baby or other planned hospital stays....did you do something nice for the nurses who took care of you?