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Old 12-06-2007, 06:00 PM   #21
 
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I would take a housekeeper as a push present. Someone to come in once a week and clean for a few hours!!!

I would take one of those too.

I think excpeting expensive gifts is weird too. I did get a few gifts, but nothing major. DH got me a stuff animal, and some flowers, and fast food so I wouldn't have to eat that god awful hospital stuff they pass as food.

And with Korbin he also stayed the night in the hospital with me, in the most uncomfortable chair ever, because I confessed I was extremely lonely when he went home at night when I had Kade. With Kade we had just gotten a new puppy, and we didn't think it was a good idea to leave her alone so much so soon. Just him staying with me that time was the best gift ever.
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:46 PM   #22
 
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I gave birth to my son two days before my 30th birthday. My husband surprised me with beautiful diamond earrings. It really was to mark the special occasion; the birth of our first child and the big 3-0 for me.

I hate the term push present. It's disgusting.

ETA: The idea behind the term bothers me even more.
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:53 PM   #23
 
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Gross.

We are ridiculously materialistic in this society — this being the latest in a long line of examples.

ETA: If someone wants to get someone a gift for whatever reason, I don't think there's anything wrong with that. It's this labeling of gifts, the setting aside more and more occasions of being gift-worthy, or even gift-necessary, that I find repulsive.

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Old 12-07-2007, 05:26 AM   #24
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DH got me a stuffed animal, and some flowers, and fast food so I wouldn't have to eat that god awful hospital stuff they pass as food.
That's what I got, except replace the flowers with balloons. My aunt sent me flowers.
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Old 12-07-2007, 06:10 AM   #25
 
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ETA: If someone wants to get someone a gift for whatever reason, I don't think there's anything wrong with that. It's this labeling of gifts, the setting aside more and more occasions of being gift-worthy, or even gift-necessary, that I find repulsive.
Yes this. Real emotion is getting replaced by commercialized sentimentality, and it's repulsive.
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Old 12-07-2007, 07:19 AM   #26
 
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I was not expecting anything after I had Steven.

when he was 6 or 7 weeks old, right after we brought him home from the hospital, I woke up to do one of our nightly feedings. Since he was in the room with us, i grabbed him and took off out of the room. When i set him back down there was a pair of new earrings with a "note from Steven". I cannot remember all it said right now, but it was something along the lines of "thank you for being my mommy"

It was a very sweet gesture from Mike, and really did mean a lot to me.
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Old 12-09-2007, 10:37 AM   #27
 
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I think it would be a sweet sentiment but I never would wanted anything for myself but I wouldn't turn it away either
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:26 AM   #28
 
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Thanks guys for all the input. I guess I was just wondering if I was being overly hormonal or if the tone of the article was weird.

I don't begrudge anyone a gift at all - I think my issue was with a.) the term "push present" and b.) just the awful sense of entitlement - the "I did this to my body and went through all this, I deserve something for it" attitude.

My sister asked if her $100 Nike alarm watch that she bought so she could keep track of feedings counted as a "push present"!!!
Oh, I have never heard the term 'push present' before (guess you can't get one if you have to have a scheduled section, then....) My husband certainly didn't call it that, nor did I ask for it or feel entitled to it. It was a nice surprise. My son's birth stone happens to be my favourite (ruby) so it was really special to me.
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