(Closed) Pregnant Bees…Are you expecting a "push gift" from your hubby?

posted 9 years ago in Pregnancy
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  • Post # 17
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @bijou214:  Oh, I’m more demanding one too than expecting one!  Haha!  But in all seriousness, our financial situation is much better now than when we got married, and I got a fairly inexpensive wedding band when we got married that we both always said we wanted to get upgraded.  I thought this would be the perfect reason to do it and tie it into a “push present.” πŸ™‚

    Post # 18
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    No. My Dad gave my mother a lovely ring when I was born but that was an unexpected nice thing he did for her. Nothing so crass as a ‘push present’. I’d be embarassed to expect or ask for such a thing.

    Post # 19
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Nope. I’ve heard about them. I don’t think I know of anyone that has gotten one. If I get one I’ll be very surprised. I’m absolutley sure he doesn’t even know what that is. And I’m not going to bring it up.

    Post # 20
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I would love some sort of gift as a memento of my baby’s birth! Ideally a piece of jewelry with the baby’s birth stone. It honestly kind of bugs me when people say “oh no, the BABY is my gift.” Obviously the baby is the main “gift” that comes out of any birth but I don’t see anything wrong with wanting some sort of sentimental gift to mark such a meaningful occasion. I look at it this way: being engaged is, of course, a gift in itself but the vast majority of us still want an engagement ring. I don’t think this is any different than that, though I do hate the term “push present.”

     

    Post # 21
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    A non-preggo here! I am abso-freakin-lutely expecting a push present one day! Of course you go through pregnancy because you want a baby-but you’re basically giving up so much of your body and life and energy to house a teeny tiny person…Our jeweler has already said to Fiance when we were looking at wedding bands “Ohh, you can get one like this for the wedding band, then maybe something like this for when you have a baby” and he was like WHAT?!…I had to explain. LOL. It’s very customary among my friends and family for push presents-I’d say it’s more weird to not get one. If a watermelon is coming out of my lady parts, dammit, there better be something sparkly waiting!

    Post # 22
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @canarydiamond:  LMAO I read your post after I wrote mine! Great minds…:)

    Post # 24
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Not expecting it but definitely requested a strawberry bud light margarita drink and some california rolls πŸ˜‰

    Post # 25
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I find the whole “push Present” thing to be kind of demeaning, honestly. Not expecting one.

    Post # 26
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2006

    No, my husband has spoiled me absolutely rotten this pregnancy and that’s just on top of how wonderful he usually is — I’m actually looking forward to being able to do more for him and our little family once we have the baby!

    Post # 27
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Absolutely not. 

    We are only about 2 months in and my DH has been so super fantastic about stepping up and doing so much more for us around the house. He is gone by 6:30am, not home much before 8pm most nights and still comes home and gladly makes dinner, cleans up and does a lot of the work around the house for me. I have wanted nothing more in my life than to become a mom, and the fact that he was the one to make that happen for me, and for us, means more than any “gift” in the world.

    Yes, I understand that our bodies go through a lot during pregnancy, between weight gain, hormones, morning sickness and the like… nevermind the actual labour, but I would absolutely not expect any sort of gift for bringing our child into the world. I want nothing more than to have him by my side during the labour, being my partner and welcoming our LO into the world together. He has already been so amazing through this pregnancy that I feel like I should be the one getting him a gift for being so thoughtful and helpful so early on. πŸ™‚

     

    Post # 28
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I’m expecting a hard cider, a frozen margarita, and a platter of sushi.

    I think I might buy a necklace or something with LO’s initial or birthstone on it, but I’m not expecting it as a ‘push present’. Maybe for my birthday or something like that.

    Post # 29
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Narrawallee reserve/beach & Mollymook golf club

    No. If he wants to give me a little something then sure, but we’re having a baby together! I get first cuddle, that’s gift enough πŸ™‚

    Post # 30
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @HappyBride827:  I’m hoping my DH gets me a push present! But, I won’t be upset if he doesn’t…ok maybe just a tad bit dissappointed. . 

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