Over the years of working with Pampers, I have been blessed with so many opportunities to give back because of them. One reason I continue to support Pampers and their efforts is because it’s the brand I trusted my own babies and it’s a brand that gives back consistently to those who help make life better for babies across the country.
With that being said, I invite you to think back to the moment you or someone you loved was giving birth to a child. Remember all the first moments? Maybe they were scary, happy, tiring, amazing or sad. I know that I had so many different emotions rolled in to that day. I also very distinctly remember three nurses who made all the difference for me in those moments. As you think back maybe you would like to say thank you to one of them in a big way by nominating them for Pampers Thank You Nurses Awards.
One nurse served for over 30 years and has now retired. I am so fortunate to have had her for the birth of both of my babies and even more fortunate to consider as a second mom. Ask anyone who knows Sandra or worked with her and they will tell you that she is one in a million. They just don’t make them like her anymore. She is one of the hardest working individuals you will ever meet and she gave her job her complete all. I remember crying for her when I went into labor with my second child. I just needed her there to feel peace. Sandra brings a calming presence to every situation and makes sure to explain things every step of the way in a no non-sense fashion. I appreciated every single minute of what she offered. I actually begged her to stay and be my nurse in mother/baby as well–Yes, she’s that good.
Another nurse that comes to mind is Trish, the NICU/Labor & Delivery/OB-GYN Nurse who sat on my bed with me once Davis was bornT. Most people don’t know the story, but it was a little bit of a scary birth. Everything happened very fast, I was group B positive and there was not enough time for antibiotics. Davis ended up with a high temperature for most of the day and there were talks of the NICU. All I could do was cry and I remember sitting on that bed blaming myself. Trish came in and comforted me. I don’t remember all of her words, but she was there holding my hand in that moment as I cried and it was exactly what I needed. I watched them wheel my newborn baby away for blood tests and she sat there and held my hand.
The last nurse, I desperately wish I could remember her name, but she worked with Davis and I the entire next day trying to get him to latch as well as trying to get him to pee. You see, not only was he running a fever, but they were worried about the fact that he had not yet peed! So, as she said, she made it her mission for him to pee before she left that day. Well, the day had come and gone with no luck and she told me that she would check on me the next day. Not only did she check on me the next day, she called that late that night to check. Can you believe that? She cared enough that she called from the comfort of her own home to check on my baby! What a difference that made for a mom who was worried sick. Just knowing there was someone else out there who was on my side who didn’t even know me was the little bit I needed to make it through.
I sit here tonight and watch these two, very big and healthy boys peacefully sleep and I count my blessings. I am so thankful to have them here and I am beyond thankful for the three nurses that helped make a difference in those moments that were very scary for me.
PAMPERS THANK YOU NURSES NOMINATION ACCEPTED FROM NOW UNTIL JANUARY 27, 2017
As the #1 Choice of U.S. hospitals*, Pampers Swaddlers wants to recognize and show appreciation for exceptional nurses across the country. In collaboration with the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) and the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), Pampers is launching the second annual Pampers Swaddlers Thank You Nurses Awards to honor Labor & Delivery nurses, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurses and Postpartum nurses.
Now through January 27, 2017, they are inviting parents, co-workers, family members and friends to nominate and share the story of an extraordinary nurse who provides babies and their families with special touches of love.