I am four months pregnant with a baby girl and am in utter amazement of how much my pending motherhood has already changed my life. For one, I have always been on the thin side and am now settling into this new, rather voluptuous figure of mine. I am also slowly coming to the realization that all of the funds which were once allocated to Louboutins and Gucci bags are now going to be going straight towards Ralph Lauren Layette and Bugaboos. Funny how it doesn’t seem to bother me in the least because now it’s all about my daughter having nothing but the best and her Mommy is just fine with making do with what she already has. (Luckily I’ve been pretty good to myself over the years and my classic taste in clothing will pay off being that I will need to make it work until the little peanut is married off!)
In order to soften this blow, I have become rather fixated on the “Push Present”. For those of you that don’t know what this…and you need to know if you ever plan on becoming a Mommy so you won’t miss out…it’s the gift that your hubby buys you when the baby is born. Its meaning is to say “thank you” for carrying my child for nine long months, for enduring the morning sickness, sore boobs, headaches, insomnia, hemorrhoids, blow up like a balloon, THEN push something the size of a watermelon out of your hoo-ha! When you really think about it, this better be a darned good gift! Shall we say….jewelry?!
If you are somewhat of a control freak like me or you love your hubby to death but his taste is questionable, then do yourself a giant favor and pick out your own push present well before your due date. Often Moms-to-be will opt for a piece that’s engraved with their baby’s name and/or contains their little one’s birthstone.
Here’s what’s on my wish list: ( Listed clockwise)
Skylight Disc Gem Pendant – With Baby’s birthstone and engraved name!
Solo Ring - With Baby’s birthstone and engraved name!
Heartbeat Band - 14K White Gold Ring with Diamond
Margarita Earrings – Round Smoky Quartz 14K Yellow Gold Earrings with Diamond
By, Amy McLaughlin – Lifestyle Designer