(Closed) Push Presents!?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 77
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Wait- I did specifically request sushi from the fancy place across the street from the hospital. Is that my push present??? I’ll take it!!

Post # 78
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Honey bee

I hate the term “push present”– makes it seem like a commercial transaction. But I’m all for gift giving whenever and whereever.

Post # 79
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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@Steampunkbride:  I agree with your kind of push present! 

I don’t think that you should get jewelry or expensive bags as a reward for having a baby, but after 9 months of putting your body through the wringer, going through labor, and then everything trying to sort of get back to normal, I think it would be nice if your SO got you a spa day, or cooked you dinner with a bottle of nice wine, or something like that that honors the sacrifices you made without it being a “present.”

Post # 80
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

I hate the term “push present” because it implies a transaction, like give me diamonds, and I give you a baby, but if a husband wants to give his wife something special to commemorate the birth of their child, then I don’t see anything wrong with it.

 

Post # 81
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I told my husband a long time ago that he had better bring me flowers when I am in the delivery room or I would blast him! I also strongly hinted that I wanted as many Bernard Callebaut strawberry chocolates as I could eat. Not exactly a gift worth even a hundred dollars, lol, I’m easy to please.

Post # 82
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

I never heard of push presents before the bee and I don’t think they’re really done in our area, but I do like the idea of a mother’s pride ring. I’d love to get something to wear that has baby’s birthstone. Maybe not right away, but someday.

Post # 83
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m pregnant with #2- didn’t expect anything with the first and don’t this time either! DH spoils me everyday- I’ve got everything I need/want! This time we will probably get our DS a present from the new LO so that he feels included and excited about his new sibling, but there’s nothing I can think of that I need for me!

Post # 84
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Buzzing bee

I love the idea of getting a piece of jewelry with the baby’s birthstone together but the term “push present” kind of makes it feel like you just produced a good for your husband and he’s compensating you. It creeps me out, honestly. 

Post # 85
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@mamadingdong:  ummm I had never heard of it before DH told me about it so you’re assumption it is always coming from the woman is absolutely wrong.

Post # 86
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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@MrsWBS:  I said most men- not all men- and surely didnt address you directly. Who cares what anyone thinks and so what if it was your idea??? Get your charm or purse if that’s what you want. 

 

Post # 87
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I find the term rather distasteful. What about those of us who had C-sections?

DH stayed home and looked after me and the baby (and older siblings); that was more important than any present.

Post # 88
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Busy bee

I find the term “push present” gross, but that doesn’t mean that I would ever say no to a present! 

when we have a baby I’m probably going to demand he buy me something ridiculous for pushing a baby out of my vagina, and I think that is totally fair. stitches on my junk= mama’s getting a new pair of shoes. and no, the baby is not present enough, the baby is what makes going through all that worth it, the present is what your husband gets you because he didn’t have to do any of the hard work.

Post # 89
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

On one hand, I like the idea of getting a present. Who doesn’t? Lol

But I think the real “present” is your new baby. I will not be asking for a push present in any way. If for some crazy reason my SO decides to get me something, I will gladly take it. But I in no way expect anything.

Post # 90
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@sailor:  Regardless if it’s a routine accurance that has happened for century’s it’s still incredibly special!

Post # 91
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I already know what mine will be – and I’m not pregnant yet lol  He will probably get me a charm for my pandora bracelet.  But he usually tries to get me something for special occassions like our engagement/wedding/future babies 🙂

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