Monday, November 9, 2015

Pampers Would Like To Say #ThankYouNurses

 **Disclaimer: This review was made possible by iConnect and Pampers. I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions are 100% mine. Giveaway was sponsored by Pampers.
It's been right at two years ago now. Yes, Dallas is almost two years old. I mean, really, where does the time go? I remember way back in February 2014, I was due February 24, and I waited for something, just anything to happen. Nothing. So, fast forward to be being 40 weeks and 3 days, I was induced. 40 weeks, 4 days and he was born. 

I was a first time mom, I was so lost on everything. I had read the book I was given by my OBGYN, What To Expect When Your Expecting, I had read books showing progress by the week, just about anything you could think of. I thought I knew it all, but I didn't. While I was within birthing distance, as in a few hours away, I cut off everyone from coming in. I didn't want a soul in there, other than my husband and myself. When it came time to push, I mean seriously, I was completely numb. I didn't know how to push considering I had no way to feel if I really was indeed pushing. I had three nurses helping me, guiding me with my pushing. I had two nurses in particular. One was Kristi, the other Brittney. Kristi kept up with my contractions, heart rate, IV fluids, things like that. Brittney helped with anything she could. Things from holding up my leg while I pushed, to checking vitals in between.

Excuse how rough I looked, I wasn't able to pull off the I-don't-look-like-I-just-gave-birth flawless look.

I only pushed for 2 hours, and then I had Dallas. I was in awe with how perfect he was.

They took him to the nursery shortly after. It wasn't very long after that, they had told us he was having some bad problems with Acid Reflux. He would have to be on Enfamil AR to reduce it. I had these nurses explain to me the steps of what I needed to do to prevent major spit-ups, and they showed me how to properly hold him while being fed, and how to dress him and diaper him without irritating his umbilical cord. Explain how to bathe him until his cord fell off, how often to feed him, etc.. Just the little things like that helped me in so many more ways than one. These nurses helped literately teach me the basic and must-knows of a newborn. They even supplied me with Pamper Swaddlers to use, too, until his cord fell off, because they have the cut-outs just for this! For this I would really like to thank them. 

Do you have a nurse that helped you significantly that you would like to really thank, in a more special way? With the help of Pampers, you can nominate a nurse to win the Pampers Swaddlers Thank You Nurses Awards. These awards cover three categories: Labor & Delivery, NICU, and Postpartum. Pampers want you parents to nominate any nurse fitting into those categories. Three finalist, one chosen from each category listed above, 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.  The grand prize honoree will be announce May 2016. Also, 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.

You can nominate a nurse who made life #betterforbaby by going to www.tongal.com/pampersnurses between November 9th and December 14th. (See details and official rules at spr.ly/6181BPvMF. Winner must be a resident of the US or Puerto Rico, 18 years or older.)

 We would also love to invite you to the #ThankYouNurses Twitter Party which will be hosted by iConnect! 
 The Twitter Party will be 8-9 pm EST on November 19th

There will be some amazing prizes given away, and we would like YOU to participate to win!
  Prize 1: $50 AMEX plus diapers and wipes
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
Who doesn't love free AMEX gift cards, and free diapers and wipes?!

Please take the time to nominate a nurse yourself. I'm sure this would make any nurses day, to see they have touched someone enough to be nominated for a Nurses Award. I have nominated my nurse, and I hope she wins, or even if she is a runner-up, I'm sure she will still be more than satisfied with that.
Now, who's ready for a giveaway? I know I am, so you must be. 

Thanks to Pampers one lucky winner will receive a $100 AMEX gift card and a pack of Pamper Swaddlers 

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