So a few days after my c-section my husband asked, "do you still get a push present if you don't push?" ... First I laughed -- then I thought how impressed I was that he even knew what it was. I had mentioned that a friend of mine got one but was definitely not pushing it on him. (pun intended)
Yesterday I got beautiful flowers from him with a note saying more to come ... he called it the birth present extravaganza.
Did you receive a push/birth present? Do you expect one?
admin / watermelon / 14210 posts
I did not expect nor want one. We had a baby nurse with Charlie, and I always say that that was the best push present ever.
pear / 1664 posts
I don't think I'll expect one; the baby is a great present I think! Presents are always nice though (but nicer when not expected).
olive / 55 posts
OH wow Mrs Bee - I agree with you - a baby nurse would have been an amazing gift! I also agree on the unexpected being best!
hostess / wonderful grape / 20803 posts
I don't expect one (and am not even sure that my husband knows what one is!) But, I would certainly welcome a gift : )
cherry / 182 posts
I asked for a large bottle of Guinness and a huge sushi platter as my push present but I didn't get it for another couple of months after giving birth.
On a more serious note, a baby nurse would have been a GREAT push present!
hostess / papaya / 10540 posts
I didn't get one, but I was hoping to get something to remember the day, even if was something as simple as a card. My husband said he intended on doing something, but my water broke 2 weeks before my due date so it caught him off guard before he had time to act on his ideas.
honeydew / 7968 posts
my husband bought me a charm bracelet when i was pregnant with my first baby last year. i've put it away after the miscarriage. but WHEN my twins are born, i want 2 charms to add to the bracelet. and actually get to wear it. but just for sentimental reasons, not as a "push" present per se...
blogger / watermelon / 14218 posts
two weeks before our due date we went to my favorite restaurant (The Melting Pot) for our "last date" (we went on several more, but we wanted to designate a special time well before the due date in case I went into labor early and we missed our chance!) and he surprised me with a pair of diamond studs, my first. We always joked that I should have gotten a pair as a wedding gift, but we were so budget-strapped back then that we decided to forgo gifts to each other. I had hinted at a push gift since I love gifts... but he totally blew me away with the earrings. I put them on the day we went into labor and I haven't taken them off since!
cherry / 182 posts
@Dorytina — I just wanted to say that The Melting Pot is one of my favorite restaurants too!
cherry / 190 posts
I got one! Since I loooove to build furniture, the hubs got me an air compressor/nail gun combo. It rocks. I already built a couple of picture frames with it, and can't wait to get some extra cash together and build something nice and big!!
cherry / 149 posts
I did want one, and I told my husband so. I said I would like a keepsake that I could give to the baby when she was older.
Well, he hit it out of the park.
Our daughter's name is Irene, which means peace. He got me a necklace with a charm on it in the shape of a dove- the symbol of peace.
So, I wear it now, but when she's older- maybe her first communion or her confirmation, I'll pass it on to her.
blogger / eggplant / 11551 posts
I'd never heard of a push present until my husband brought it up to me a few weeks after I gave birth asking me, "were you hoping for a push present?" - I had to ask, "what's that?" and he explained it to me. He had heard about it from a friend whose wife got really upset with her husband for not giving her a push present.
hostess / wonderful honeydew / 32460 posts
My husband got me diamond studs
wonderful pomelo / 30692 posts
My husband is terrible with gifts in general, so there's no way he'd think to get me a Push Present. I can barely get him to get me Christmas or Birthday presents! But I'm sure if I say "Hey sweetie, get me this," he will.