We plan on giving a couple big cookie platters or other edible gifts to both the NICU team and the nurses I had in the antepartum unit while I was on bed rest for a week.
I'm also going to write a letter to both units thanking them for how wonderful they were/are and for all the great care we all received (they were great to DH while he was sleeping in my room as well).
We took gifts while we were still there.
once we took a HUGE basket from mydaddyscheesecake.com (from the actual location) in..
Another time, I put together a very large basket of stuff from Sam's. A layer of a ton of mini-chocolate bars, then a layer of cookies, then a layer of muffins.
I added a little note from Robbie saying thank you.
On the one I made, I put "I don't want to hear any complaints about making you fat. As far as I'm concerned, a softer nurse is a better nurse" and I heard one of the nurses says "That Robbie Cox has a good sense of humor." hehe..
Then when I left, I wrote very sincere thank you notes to about 10 of my favorite people.
I work in L&D and my mom is a NICU nurse. Nurses love food. But I have to admit, the two nicest gifts ever received by our staff are
1-a year supply of gourmet coffee delivered monthly.
2-a year supply of fresh fruits delivered monthly.