TweetShare3Pin3+12Share19 Shares **Giveaway is closed and the winner has been notified** To all my RockStar Moms, you already know that having a great team around you during labor and delivery is every mama’s dream. Yeah having a spouse or partner there with you is great but Nurses are the real superheroes. They’re the ones that do all the dirty work. They’re also the ones that hold your hand through scary medical procedures and encourage you to take care of yourself. That’s why nurses deserve our thanks. “This post is brought to you by iConnect and Pampers. I was provided compensation to facilitate this post and giveaway, but all opinions are 100% mine.” A few months ago, When I got admitted to the hospital during labor with my daughter, my water had broken an hour before and I was a little nervous…not scared but really nervous. I was worried that my baby would arrive before my mom had a chance to get into town for the delivery. You see, being an implant in Nashville also means that we don’t have any family close by. So it was very important to me to have my mom there at the birth of my child. I mean it wasn’t like I could hold out until she got there or put the baby back in if delivery came fast LOL. The rooms in the maternity ward were at capacity so it took a while before I was able to get a room. Once I got assigned a room, I was also assigned a nurse who would take care of me and be there throughout the entire delivery. My nurse was Jessica. Jessica is a mom of 4 and she was my shining star that day. Not only did she keep me calm, but she stood by my side until my mom got there (which was just in time btw) Jessica shared some of her birth stories of her own children with me as she cared for me. She held my hand through many of my contractions. I squeezed hard and she didn’t even care. She encouraged me every step of the way and helped me to focus through the contractions while being prepped and given my epidural, not once but twice (it didn’t take the first time). She really empowered me in that delivery room and made me feel like I was a pro at giving birth. I still remember her telling me “You need to teach some of these other moms how to get through those contractions. You’re doing great!” She was awesome. So as my way of saying Thank You to Jessica, for standing in for my mom until she got there. For making me feel like I can do this. For relating to me not just as a nurse but as a mom too, I’ve nominated her for an award. She absolutely deserves this and more, because I have no doubt that she shines like this for many moms that have had her as a nurse on their special day. It’s her love for her job and professionalism that made me want to take time out of my day to do something nice for her. So now you can do something nice for your favorite nurse. Nominate Your Favorite Nurse Today! Join with me and nominate your favorite nurse in one of 3 categories: Labor & Delivery, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Postpartum Three finalists (one from each category) will be selected in March 2016 and honored with a documentary video showing their unique and inspirational stories. They’ll also receive a 1 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. 1 Grand Prize honoree will be selected in May 2016 Just another reason why I ♥ these awards is that in honor of the finalists, Pampers Swaddlers will make 3 Scholarships available to help nurses from underrepresented groups complete their Master of Science degrees in Nursing. Isn’t that awesome? Click to nominate your nurse: www.tongal.com/pampersnurses See details and official rules at spr.ly/6181BPvMF. Winner must be a resident of the US or Puerto Rico, 18 years or older. Nomination period ends 12/14/15 at 3PM EST. Come To The #ThankYouNurses Twitter Party Hosted By: iConnect When: November 19th 8-9pm CST Where: Join in at hashtag #ThankYouNurses Follow: iConnect Team , @Pampers, @AWHONN Prizes: Grand Prize – $350 AMEX gift card + diapers and wipes Prize 3 – $125 AMEX gift card + diapers and wipes Prize 2 – $75 AMEX gift card + diapers and wipes Prize 1 – $50 AMEX gift card + diapers and wipes RSVP: Click Here Now On To Our Giveaway! One lucky star will win a $100 AMEX gift card and a pack of Pampers Swaddlers diapers. Giveaway runs 11/14 – midnight 11/23 CST winner will be selected on 11/24 a Rafflecopter giveaway If you could tell your favorite nurse how their care made you feel, What would you say to him/her? SummaryArticle NameI Want To Say #ThankYouNurses + $100 AMEX & Diaper GiveawayDescriptionI'm taking the time to say #ThankYouNurses. Be a Star, nominate your favorite nurse + I'm giving away a $100 AMEX Gift Card and Pampers Swaddlers DiapersAuthor Candice S. The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Candice S. Founder, Editor-in-Chief of Women's Lifestyle Blog, Naturally Stellar | Beauty Writer and Content Creator | I left corporate life 7+ years ago, to pursue my goal of becoming a writer. Boom!! I did that! Now I'm an accomplished writer and boss babe running a successful blog business. You should hire me! #RockStarMoms Latest posts by Candice S. (see all) What’s New At Belk & Lancome Beauty Counters For Women Of Color - July 18, 2018 6 Helpful Things To Do Right After Your First Massage - July 15, 2018 Drop-In Childcare – What To Expect + 6 Nashville Area Centers - June 29, 2018 TweetShare3Pin3+12Share19 Shares 73 Responses amy pugmire November 24, 2015 I would tell her thank you for always taking care of me, for comforting me and listening to me! It has helped me through some trials in my life. Reply Heather Dawn November 23, 2015 I would say thank you for taking the time to listen to all my concerns and questions and taking care of me. Reply terry maigi November 23, 2015 When our first baby was born we had the absolute sweetest nurse in the delivery room! I would thank her for calming this first momma’s nerves, being so encouraging and helpful! Reply susitravl November 22, 2015 Thank you for the great care you gave my husband when he was in intensive care. Reply Wanda McHenry November 22, 2015 I would tell my nurse thank you for checking on me so often and making sure I didn’t need anything. I have been other hospitals that just leave you by yourself for hours. Reply Jillian Too November 22, 2015 I would say thank you for making me feel like I can get through anything. Reply Susan Smith November 22, 2015 The nurse at the hospital when I had my daughter was so caring and really make me feel comfortable so I would tell her Thank you. Reply Karla R. November 22, 2015 I would to both nurses that they did a great job making me feel comfortable after having my children. Reply meredith m November 22, 2015 I would say thank you for all your help Reply Dawn Monroe November 22, 2015 I would say thank you for answering my questions and for carding. Reply Linda November 21, 2015 they made me feel like I was being taken care of by a friend and not treated like a patient Reply Janice Cooper November 20, 2015 I had surgery a few years ago and I loved my nurses. In fact I sent them a Thank you card. They were so friendly, caring, and accommodating. Reply Janice Cooper November 20, 2015 I had surgery a few years ago and my nurses were the best. In fact I sent them a Thank you card saying thank you for being so friendly, accommodating and attentive. They were the best!!! Reply ashley kirchner November 20, 2015 The nurse at the hospital when I had my daughter was so caring I was terrified and she made me feel more comfortable! Reply Holly November 20, 2015 Thanks for being so patient and understanding 🙂 Reply Ships November 20, 2015 I’d let them know how great they made me feel during my stay after giving birth. Such a huge experience in my life and I had no clue what I was doing. SO thankful. Reply aaron reck November 20, 2015 I would tell my nurse(s) thank you for your consideration in my time of distress and need. Reply Emily Smith November 20, 2015 I would say “Thank you for being there throughout my long delivery. I was nervous and scared about giving birth, but you were comforting and reassuring. It was great how you could make me laugh even when I was in pain. I’ll be forever grateful.” Reply Cassandra Eastman November 20, 2015 I would say “Thank you for sincerely caring for me and my baby, and supporting me in my breastfeeding journey.” Reply Elizabeth November 19, 2015 Thank you for the caring attitude you showed and for always keeping me comfortable! Reply Seyma Shabbir November 19, 2015 I would say thanks so much for caring for my son while in ICU at Rex. He was born with low sugar ( I am diabetic). Reply Kim Henrichs November 19, 2015 I would thank my mom’s Oncology nurse for being truly, genuinely kind. She had spent a lot of time with my mom and when she had to deliver certain diagnosis or news, etc. it was with real honesty. I would say thank you and I’m grateful for her kind nature. Reply Sonya Morris November 19, 2015 I would thank her for being there when I needed her and for being so sweet. Reply Evie B. November 19, 2015 I would say thank you for being helpful with my brother. Reply Joanna Sommesi November 19, 2015 I would say Thank You for all your help! Reply jalapenomamamn November 18, 2015 I would tell her thank you for being such a comfort to me when our first was born. I was so anxious and you were so great! form name Barbara Montag thank you Reply Jessica Hill November 18, 2015 I actually did write her a letter thanking her for her compassion and for never leaving my side during my trial of labor after a cesarean that ended in another cesarean. Reply ellen beck November 18, 2015 I would tell her ‘you made cancer less scary, you sat and took your time, you cared andd thaank you’ Our nurse was woonderful. Reply Jennifer Marie November 18, 2015 I would tell her that the extra time she took with me to let me sleep a bit and helping me with nursing my son made me feel halfway sane in a time that was very hectic for me. Reply Jacqueline November 18, 2015 To the nurse who literally saved my mom’s life, thank you. If not for her I would not be wanting to celebrate the holidays this year! Reply Melissa Moore Vandenbossche November 18, 2015 I would tell her Thank you for being there for me and with me during a hard time. Reply Linda November 18, 2015 I would say thank you to the nurse who was sensitive to my husband’s concerns and needs. Reply betsy5454 November 18, 2015 i would thank them for all their help and patience Reply Elisabeth November 18, 2015 To the nurse that showed my husband and I around the Labor & Delivery unit. I’m due in a month and a half and am very nervous! She was very reassuring and made us feel very comfortable! Reply Candice S. November 18, 2015 How exciting! Congratulations! Reply Breanna Danielle Pollard November 18, 2015 I would say thank you for going above and beyond. Reply Donna L November 18, 2015 I would say thank you for the wonderful care you gave me. Reply Sheila K. November 18, 2015 I would say thank you for your compassion, caring, and concern! Reply Tara November 18, 2015 I would say thank you for helping me through my delivery! Reply Amy Orvin November 18, 2015 I would say Thank you for all that you have done. There are no words to express how thankful I am to you. Reply akronugurl November 18, 2015 i think all nurses are great! Reply LaTanya (@sweetums82) November 18, 2015 Thank you for your kindness and patience. Reply shelly peterson November 17, 2015 I would say thank you for being so kind and caring and being there for me in the OR for a C-section even though it was past her shift Reply Birdie Bee November 17, 2015 I would tell them thank you for getting me through the surgery, pain and waiting on me hand and foot while I could not walk or get out of the hospital bed. Reply Tabathia B November 17, 2015 I would thank them for taking care of me and helping me get over my fears over such a traumatic birth. Reply Sarah Hayes November 17, 2015 I would say that they made all the difference in the world. she made me feel more confident in my situation Reply Lauren November 17, 2015 I would thank her for comforting me when my daughter was in the hospital. Reply Candice S. November 17, 2015 All of these wonderful Thank You’s are great! Some of your responses really pull at my heartstrings. The giveaway is great, but I just want to remind everyone to take it a step further and nominate your favorite nurse http://www.tongal.com/pampersnurses It’s not a requirement to winning but it only takes a brief moment and can help some of our nurses advance in their careers. Reply Bridgett Wilbur November 17, 2015 I would thank them for taking such good care when my father need a lot of care after a long illness. They did everything them could and then some to make sure he was comfortable. Reply Elena November 17, 2015 I would say thank you for helping me to deliver my son Reply DEBIJOT November 17, 2015 I would thank her for being so thoughtful and kind to my Mother when she was in the hospital with cancer. Reply Laura J November 17, 2015 My favorite nurse was my nieces nurse! She was born too early and weighed only 1 pound 9 ounces. Her Nurse Lindsay was so wonderful with the whole family. She had so much compassion. She was so good to pick you up on the harder days, or even for a hug when you needed it the most. Today my niece is a healthy 7 year old and we are still very close with her nurse! I would love to say a huge thank you for taking the best care of our families little princess and our whole family during that so very emotional time! Reply Wild Orchid November 17, 2015 My nomination says: My bff is honestly one of the most caring and talented nurses I know. She genuinely cares and puts her whole self into her work to ensure that her patients receive the quality of care and attention that they deserve. Additionally, my favorite nurse and BFF just had her first baby last week – a beautful baby boy. I would love to see her receive recognition for all of her hard work and selfless spirit! Entered the Rafflecopter as “Wild Orchid” Thanks for the chance to win! wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com Reply shaunie November 17, 2015 I would have to say that you for being there in my time of need Reply GB November 17, 2015 I’d say thank you for actually taking the time to make me feel comfortable. Reply Dawn Schmidt November 17, 2015 The nurse I would like to thank is the one who helped recently deliver my nephew during a very traumatic and difficult birth. Reply Lisa Walker November 17, 2015 I would say thank you for the wonderful care I received and for making me feel comfortable and safe. Reply shelly November 17, 2015 I would say thank you for making a difficult situation a little easier. Reply Julie November 16, 2015 My favorite nurse that most stands out is Nurse Janet. When I had my first baby, everything was totally new to me and my milk wasn’t coming in. She told me to start pumping (as well as having the baby suck on my breast like I was doing). After trying a couple of pumping sessions, my milk finally came in and I was so relieved. I wish I would have started pumping to help get the milk going right away, but am so thankful to her for her advice! Julie firstname.lastname@example.org Reply Amanda Sakovitz November 16, 2015 I would thank them for being so understanding and treating me like a real person. Reply Jessica B. November 16, 2015 I had a wonderful nurse named Lisa when I had my son. She was so patient, answered all my questions, and made me comfortable. She even stayed after her shift was over to help me deliver my son. Reply Maggie Smith November 16, 2015 Autumn was my L&D nurse and she was amazing! Reply Jessica To November 16, 2015 I would thank them for taking such good care of my husband when he was in the hospital. One nurse even had her young daughter make cards for him. Reply Thomas Murphy November 16, 2015 I would thank the nurse that took care of my dad when he had cancer. she was amazing! Reply kraftmaking November 16, 2015 A nurse who helped with my first baby was so caring and helpful, I still think of her all these years. Reply Kelly D November 16, 2015 I wrote a review of my favorite nurse after she helped me after my c section and I told the hospital how helpful and kind she was. Reply Tamra H November 16, 2015 I’d like to thank the nurse who took care of my friend during her high-risk labor, she did a great job, and baby & mom are doing wonderful now. Reply Elle November 16, 2015 I would say thank you for caring and going above and beyond your job for my family. Reply Mary Carmen (@mami2jcn) November 16, 2015 I’d like to thank the nurse who helped me during my last c-section 8 weeks ago. She was concerned about me not sleeping and helped me use the Murphy bed because the bed I was on was very uncomfortable. Reply Julie Wood November 16, 2015 I would tell my best friend that she is special because she is so dedicated to her patients and really cares about them, and that she is loved by me and has helped me with health care advice over the years. I appreciate her! Reply Natalie November 16, 2015 I had surgery in 1st grade and I would tell her thank you for making the whole experience less scary and for giving me all of those sticker! Reply Janet W. November 16, 2015 I would tell my nurse that she always makes my office visits a lot easier and more comfortable. I love the care and concern she shows me. Reply Lisa Brown November 16, 2015 I would say: Thank you, for your empathy and sensitivity, to the care given my husband when you were treating him for cancer. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.