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Labor & Delivery Nurse Gift Bags



Hey, ya'll!

First, let me apologize for the eh quality of these photos...no one told me that the last few days of pregnancy would be as draining as they have been, and by the time I got around to shooting these, it was getting dark outside!


I wanted to pop in and share just a quick little craft I threw together over the weekend for our Labor and Delivery nurses when Sawyer (finally) decides to arrive. (P.s...our due date is 2 weeks from today...HOORAY!)


I've never had a baby, obviously, but all I know is that anyone who has to deal with a lady in labor on a regular basis, needs a little pick me up! Hopefully this cheers our nurses up, and encourages them to put a rush on my epidural ;)


I just picked up some cellophane gift bags from Walmart and I loaded them up with:

  • Boxes of Craisins (my favorite snack!)
  • Belvita Energy Bars
  • Chocolate
  • Caramels
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Chapstick
  • Hand Lotion
I created this little tag in photoshop, printed it out, and tied everything up with a twine bow!






The entire project took less than an hour and I spent around $50.00 on 10 bags. You could certainly spend more/less depending on your budget and how many bags you were making! I've also heard from nurses that a box of donuts, or some cookies to put at the nurses station make an excellent surprise, and it would be even simpler to throw together. 



We're in the 14 day countdown to baby S, and I can't tell you how ready I am. 2 weeks seems like an eternity, but it's also a little crazy to think that for the next few days it will be only Jake, Axl, and I for the last time in our lives. I'm trying my best to soak it in, through the misery! The picture above is so hilarious to me. On the left, I am 10 weeks and just sure I have the worlds largest bump. On the right, i'm 37 weeks and you can see...there isn't much more room for little man to grow!

Did you make anything for your L&D nurses? Any last minute tips/tricks i'm forgetting before the big D day? 

Thanks so much for reading!

Until Next Time,


15 comments :

  1. I love that you added hand sanitizer ;)

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

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  2. Those are really thoughtful gifts! I had my son (#2) at home and my daughter was in a hurry to get here. I.E. she was coming out as we pulled up to the hospital and I had her on a stretcher in triage. Not. Ideal. Totally doing this idea if a #3 comes along ;)

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    1. Holy cow, Mandy! I can't even imagine! That's insane!

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  3. Being a nurse myself, I have to say we love our snacks & your gifts are very thoughtful!

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    1. HOORAY! That is exactly what I was going for :)

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  4. I love these! We are way too lazy and just bought a giant bag of Reese's Pumpkins to hand out. Maybe I'll get a little creative and add a sign that says Thanks for Taking Care of Our Little Pumpkin. Or maybe they will all be eaten by the time she actually arrives. The latter is much more likely!

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    1. If there is one thing I love, its a reese's. Those are perfectly sweet gifts! And Adeline is the biggest baby doll of all!

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  5. Where did you find the mini craisin boxes? So cute!

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    1. Thank you, Karli! Just at Walmart! The nurses loved them :)

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  6. Amazing Great gift ideas It's perfect for new baby
    Looks very thoughtful
    Good Post

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    1. Thank you, Christy! The nurses absolutely loved them. Thanks for coming by, I appreciate it! xo!

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  7. Hi. Amazing work and so thoughtful! Where did you get the thank you tags from?

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    1. hi, Krishna! I created them in photoshop and used a tag cutter from Hobby Lobby to create the shape. :) xo!

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