So I've been reading some books on pregnancy and stuff, and I think it's funny that they seem to have these "Leave this page open for your husband" pages about "push gifts."
Push gifts, I've learned are something to supposedly motivate you in labor. They usually include something sparkly and shiny, like a diamond necklace or a nice pair of earrings.
I can't help but think, "HUH?!" I mean, I'm sorry, but I don't think you're going to have to MOTIVATE ME at that point, and I'm probably going to be motivated by BEING DONE WITH IT ALREADY. And, for me, also to find out if it's a boy or a girl.
(I could find out tomorrow at our ultrasound if I wanted to, but I don't. I'm all about the surprise.)
Sparkly things are nice, but I really don't have much--in fact, the only sparkly things I have are my wedding/engagement rings, and a nice pair of earrings and simple necklace my parents gave me when I graduated undergrad and graduate school. Now THAT I had to work for--and for a LONG time. I sort of feel like the baby will be a present enough. It's not like I really have anywhere to wear fancy sparkly things, anyway.
But, if I had to choose a push gift....hmmmm....what would it be?
Something along these lines:
Yeah. Motivation, indeed.
NOW we're talkin'.
(And this just in...a 2:42.21 marathon while pushing a jogging stroller? I could SO do that....piece of cake...)