Monday, May 18, 2009

Pushing Present! Push! Push!

I am now entering into a fun though controversial subject=)!

Pushing presents!!! Given just before, during (really? haa), or after a Mommy has given birth! Most common present is jewelry=)

According to wikip.edia the idea was actually not from jewelry companies to sell more merchandise, they really are to reward new Mommy for her hard work carrying their sweet bundle of joy and pushing through labor.

Some say, isn't the new bundle enough satisfaction, while others say, Mommy deserves a little something for her "labors" through the entire pregnancy and birth process.

A lot of mommies choose a piece of jewelry with the birth stone of their new little one's birth month, so each time they wear it they can think of that sweet little one... and all of the sweat they poured out for them, haha jk!


Whaddayou think??

I think it is a fun idea! I don't think it necessarily means go all out crazy, but just something meaningful to commemorate the day, time, months, and memory. A little piece of jewelry or something memorable works for me ;-)

After I had BabyBoy, Hubby got me a beautiful right hand ring. I had been wanting one for so long and he picked out a gorgeous one for a great deal (I don't know the dets but he's good=)) and I wear it all the time, actually I never take it off.

Next Edition will most likely be born in July, which means Ruby. I don't have any ruby jewelry, but I would love to have something that every time I wear it, look at it, see it, I would remember what a blessing this time is. I love the idea of something with both their birthstones too but that's pearl and ruby... so maybe just to signify NE for now =)


[I know I can look at the bundle of joy himself, but won't a piece of ruby bling not only remind me of this sweet boy, but also of my pregnancy and the birth itself, right? =)]

Maybe something like this...=) [on sale or for a great deal of course=)]

This could fit perfectly on the other side of my engagement ring=) I'm just sayin'=) haha


Have you heard? Did you receive one? Want one? What did you get? Do you agree or disagree? Don't be shy =) [I think=)]

28 comments:

Jillian said...

Okay so I agree that us moms should get a push present (I mean we carry the baby for 9 months and then push it out!!) But I also think that expensive jewelry is way over the top!! I have already hinted to my husband via my sister to get me this: http://www.babymoonboutique.com/SPD/small-disc-necklace-hinu-free-shipping-on-all-domestic-orders-over-$100--7587664565085569537.jsp

It is so cute and fairly inexpensive (I mean under 100) in terms of jewelry!! I think it is perfect and you can add other discs for future children!!

What do you think?? And I hope other bloggers like it!!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Cute thought!

Renee said...

It sounds like a great idea to me. Sadly my husband is not a gift giver and when I asked for a present he said, "you are getting a baby". Oh well.

Lauren said...

I love this idea--hopefully my husband will participate when the time comes (a long time down the road-;o)

Kristy said...

I didn't get anything right then- but for Christmas after each girl, I got a birthstone ring...

I am in love with that ruby ring! LOVE IT!

Amber said...

I'm all for push presents! I really like the disc necklace idea from a previous comment. Not too over the top but a great reminder. The ruby jewelry is gorgeous though and if you can get your hubby to spring for a piece of it I say go for it :-)

Lindsey said...

I agree with you - you don't have to go all out, but something to remind you of the birth of the baby is a sweet idea!

ARK said...

I am all about push presents, and think every woman deserves one per child:)If you didn't get one in the past I am happy to call your husband for you:)Seriously, I didn't know about this wonderful idea until reading, "Girlfriend's Guide to Pregancy" when preggo with Amanda and I casually told my husband that is what people do...like how silly, you don't have to do that or anything....then his friend's wife just happened to mention it to him so he knew it was something you just do..he bought me jewelry to match other things he has bought. I don't know what I will get this time.....I would love a diamond necklace although I would never mention that to him but maybe a friend could:) ha ha I am only teasing:) I love the rubies, especially the ring:) I like the birthstone idea too:)

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

I think it's a cute idea but not really for me. I'd rather spend the money on a great trip or something for the house than jewelry. Maybe my future "push present" will be something like that :)

Krystyn said...

I like the ring. We didn't do any push gifts...and really the birth stone for both girls is an opal..not a fan.

The Pink Chick said...

I love the idea of a pushing present! When I am expecting a little one, I definitely want a pushing present. I think it is such a sweet gesture.

Brittany Ann said...

Any reason to get jewelry is awesome to me! However, if anything deserves a piece of bling, it's labor and delivery!

Jon and Steph said...

It think that's a wonderful idea! It will be something amazing to remember, and when they're a little older you can explain to your boys what the jewelry means.

How sweet!

Shannon said...

That's a neat idea!

I love that ruby ring!

Gwen said...

I totally agree with you that a push present is a great thought on Daddy's side. And I agree that an adorable Mommy necklace would be great!!! Have a safe trip!!! XOXO

misty said...

i haven't heard of this... wish i would have before having my two boys. i love jewerly!!!

i have a ring i got for my 30th birthday (amthest) & i just like the thought of having something (jewerly) that you will keep forever for such a BIG day!

can't wait to see which one you get!!!

Beth said...

Not too big on the idea of a "push present". Hubby and I actually had conversations about this, and we agreed that having a baby was my gift. I LOVED being pregnant, and not one part of that precess felt like a chore. This is not to say I don't like nice things though :) I just didn't want any gift I received to be considered my penance for my hard work. I felt like that would take away the "gift", and it would seem more obligatory. You asked for opinions, so I gave it to you!! Super excited to have you back this way soon!!! Can't wait to see your cute belly. Also, I LOVE the ruby ring :)

Tara Gibson said...

i am so for push presents.. it doesnt have to be extravagant, but something!

Tara Gibson said...

i am so for push presents.. it doesnt have to be extravagant, but something!

LyndsAU said...

i def want one, just not sure exactly what yet!! but i am all for them :)

The Farmer Files said...

I never got one but in Hawaii mothers are presented with a special bracelet every time they have a child. I felt a little compromised because did I want to get one for our #2 son, but then for my son born in VA did we get another one...since you are supposed to have one for each of your children, engraved with their names...and then you present it to them either for a special occasion later on, or when you die. Anyway...just wanted to share from another culture. I want something with each of their birthstones. But I don't really want 2 August stones, so I am going to hope that this baby can hang out until Sept. LOL.

Emily said...

I love the idea.. my mom got a drop diamond necklace with my brother... earrings with me and with my ssiter.. a new beautiful purse.. and she still has and uses all of the items and has certain memories attached to all.. I would love a right hand ring.. I have been eying a david yurman one.. with cates birthstone in it:) either august or september... I lvoe the drop necklace you have picked out! and ps.. you are all belly!could you be any cuter?? looks like you just shoved a basketball under your shirt!:)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I know it's probably a big ploy of the stores to have push presents, but pushing is hard work! I am not one to turn down presents, either, so my hubby got me one for both my kids. Cute but comfy clothes while I was "on the mend" for my daughter and a good old fashioned piece of jewelry from Tiffany's for my son. :) I loved both!
Carrie

writing4612 said...

I've heard of it, but I'm not too keen on the idea. I think if the husband wants to get the mother something he can but shouldn't feel obligated to do so.

I know many women love the idea, but I just don't know. No mother ever got "push presents" years ago. I think it's another way for companies to make money. People are never satisfied with what they already have.

Lianna Knight said...

Of course....I would NEVER deny a piece of jewelry...but ANY sentinmental gift would be WONDERFUL to me :) Just knowing that my hubby thought to give me a little something for helping to bring our child into the world would be so special :)

Shannon said...

Definitely love the idea of a pushing gift! My friends have all gotten one and it is so special. Love all the jewelry you picked out! :)

Suzette said...

Love the idea of a push prize.. I am hoping my husband gets wise advice! haha! :)

Heather said...

I like the necklace idea, I think you should "encourage" hubs to get one for you!


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