A push present is a present a father gives to the mother to celebrate the birth of their baby. It’s almost as a thank you gift to the mother caring the child and laboring. This usually takes place before or after the birth of the baby, or even in the delivery room.
The trend was relatively unknown until celebrities like Mila Kunis, Kim Karshashian and Chrissy Tiegen made it more mainstream. Gift ideas can range a sweet piece of jewelry with the baby’s birth month to a brand new mommy-mobile. Father does can get creative, and cater it to something the brand new mommy can cherish forever.
Giving a sweet gift in the delivery room is typically what is favored. Not only do these new mommies get to enjoy their brand new bundle of joy but they also get a sweet surprise and gesture for dad’s who want to add a special touch to the already perfect day.
The Significance of a Push Present to Expecting Mom’s
Running around training to keep the house, work and family life together is hard enough as it is. Imagine doing that, waddling around with a big ole’ belly while trying not to puke at the smell of anything and everything that triggered your nausea. Pregnancy truly is an incredible thing, but it can oh so tiring, and Lord knows between exhaustion, nausea and keeping at 40 hour a week job, one can lose sight of the miracle that is growing inside of you.
That’s when my husband surprised me with the sweetest gift, a mommy pendant. A kind and heartwarming push present embracing the bond between me and the little life growing inside of me. The beautiful charm represents the moment when a mother cradles her tiny miracle for the first time and comes set with the birthstone of your baby’s birth month to add another special and personal touch.
For those of you who might not be familiar with the term, a push present is a gift a father gives to the mother to mark the occasion of her giving birth to their child. The present can be given before or after the birth of the baby, or even in the delivery room.
Needless to say the sweet gesture took my breath away. I never thought a push present could be so personal and loving, and boy did my husband pull at my heart strings.
This beautiful pendant was worn around my neck everyday from the moment he gave it to me. Every night before I went to bed, I’d read a story to my gowning bump and rub my mommy pendant for goodluck. It became an everyday routine, and this sweet pendant became more than just a beautiful piece of jewelry, it was our goodluck charm and the best and most thoughtful push present I could have gotten.
It was on my neck when I felt the first strong baby kicks coming from inside of me. It was on neck when we saw his sweet face on the 4D sonogram with his little heartbeat beating like a loud drum. It was on my neck when we finished decorating his nursery, and I gripped it tightly around my neck, because I knew I would be meeting the love of my life soon. It was on my neck when he stopped moving and we rushed to the hospital to make sure everything was ok, I had one hand on my belly another rubbing my pendant praying everything was ok, while the tears streamed down my face. It was on my neck that afternoon when I was admitted to the hospital because he didn’t have enough amniotic fluid and I would have to be induced. It was on my neck as I labored for 36 excruciating hours, and felt pain I have never felt before, and when it was determined that an emergency C-Section was needed, my husband carefully took it of my neck while fighting back the tears trying to be strong for the both of us.
Before I was wheeled off, we both gave our lucky mommy pendant a kiss for good luck. Shortly after, we brought our sweet baby into this world. All the pain and anguish quickly faded away, and as I warmly embraced this wonderful little miracle in my arms.
We made it through the hardest 48 hours of my life, and I will always have such an incredible reminder of the journey into motherhood around my neck. I never would have thought something like a push present would mean so much.