Having a great relationship with your birth team can make all of the difference in how your labor and delivery proceeds. One of the best tips I read during pregnancy was to bring a little gift to the hospital as a "thank-you" for the care from your nurses and doctors. It's a bit like giving the teacher a shiny, red apple on the first day of school. First impressions can make all the difference.
The last thing I wanted to do during my final few weeks of pregnancy was a complicated DIY project for these gifts. So I took the easy route and contacted Allison at AP Sugar Co. If you haven't heard of her, she's the sugar cookie queen-so creative and can dream up the most delicious and adorable cookies.
Here's why I love working with Allison: she ships all over the US, she's so sweet and reliable, her cookies taste amazing, and she sends each cookie individually wrapped. A total win for this DIY!
I mean just look at the onesie cookies! Too cute to eat.
After drooling over the cookies, it was time to put together a cookie basket to bring to the hospital. A little $10 metal basket from World Market, a leftover ribbon from my baby shower, basket filler, thank-you tags and we were in business.
Thanks to Allison's hard work, the whole basket only took 10 minutes to put together. I'd recommend ordering 10-12 cookies. This will ensure you have enough for your birth team. You may also consider ordering more and having cookies for the sweet visitors you receive during your stay.
To make it even easier, you can download and print the tags below to create your own cookie basket for the staff at your hospital. A little thank-you to the L&D department goes a long way!