If you’re a long term reader of my blog, then you know I’ve been a Nurse for over 20 years. It’s a lifelong vocation that has shaped and molded my life in wonderfully magical ways. The opportunity to care, nurture and help others is truly not for everyone but I’m happy to say I was born to be a Nurse.
When I gave birth to my oldest son I was young, newly married, and fresh out of college and had NO IDEA how to be a mom. Luckily,the hospital assigned each first time mom-to-be with their very own Nurse. She was available to answer your questions and allay your fears. Over a period of nine months you can imagine the relationship and rapport that develops between each new mom-to-be and their Nurse. My Nurse’s name is Carolyn K., by the time my due date rolled around Carolyn and I were like old friends. The things Carolyn taught me were invaluable and the tools were practical and timeless so much so, that that I used them to love and raise all three of my sons.
Not all of the information Carolyn gave me was technical or even medical information. For all intense and purposes most of the information was practical and a lot was common sense. Small tidbits of knowledge like, sleep when the baby is sleeping so you don’t wear yourself out. It’s OK to let the baby cry sometimes, it’s good for their lungs. So, many things she shared with me I can look back on today and say Carolyn taught me that. So many things she shared with me I’ve shared with other nervous expecting mother’s. I’m happy to say Carolyn and I are still extremely close and I am proud to call her my friend. Nowadays we talk about just about anything under the sun, but I will always be grateful for the love and knowledge she instilled upon me over 20 years ago.
Do you have a Nurse in your life whose help was invaluable to you that you would like to Thank?
Pampers Swaddlers Thank You Nurses Campaign
Pampers is launching the Thank You Nurses Awards program, honoring nurses across three award categories: Labor & Delivery, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Postpartum. Pampers invites parents to share their stories of nurses who helped make life #betterforbaby by submitting a nurse nomination to the Pampers Swaddlers Thank You Nurses Awards at www.tongal.com/pampersnurses. Nurse nominations can be submitted between November 9th and December 14th.
- Three finalists, one in each category (Labor & Delivery, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Postpartum), will be announced in March and the grand prize honoree will be announced in May.
- The three finalists will be honored with short documentary videos showcasing their unique and inspirational nursing stories.
- Each of the three finalists will receive a one-year membership to the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), attendance at the 2016 AWHONN Convention, Procter & Gamble care packages, and more. Visit tongal.com/pampersnurses for full prizing details.
- In honor of these nurse winners, three Pampers Swaddlers scholarships will be made available to help nurses from underrepresented groups complete their studies toward a Master of Science in Nursing degree.
Do you Enjoy Twitter Parties?
The Pamper #ThankYouNurses Twitter Party, hosted by iConnect will take place on November 19 from 8-9pmCST. Prizes will include:
Prize 2: $75 AMEX plus diapers and wipes
Prize 3: $125 AMEX plus diapers and wipes
Grand Prize: $350 AMEX plus diapers and wipes
RSVP: diapers and wipes