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    I wouldn't expect anything but I already know that OH will get me something simply because that's the kind of guy he is. Doesn't make me selfish or grasping for accepting I hope

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    I don't see what's wrong with gifts... every time I walk into a hospital room of a woman who has just given birth it's full of flowers Why is this a bad thing?

    My dad bought me brie cheese and salami Love him!
    I agree. I just thought this was the done thing. I didn't have a baby shower but when people visited me in hospital they usually brought me some chocolates or flowers and/ or dd some clothes or blankets etc. With a congrats on your baby girl card. I didn't ask it expect anything but everyone who visited came with something. Just like I do when I visit someone in hospital who just had a baby. It's just for fun.

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    DH gave me one of my dream cars I did not expect it nor want it(and it was not for him as he HATES my taste in cars).

    I do not get the idea of gifts but he would be upset if I told him I was annoyed at him for it. He said I "deserved" it. I loved that I got it but I would have preferred to buy it myself.

    The thing I do not get is why mum's get so much attention and the dad's none or almost nothing.
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    I hate the name, "push present" but if you other half wants to give you a present to mark the occasion, whats the fuss? If your hubby gave you a piece of jewellery or something like that to celebrate having a baby, i'm sure it would make you smile every time you looked at it. Same with any kind of present, don't expect it, but enjoy the sentiment if its given.


    My partner jokes that if we finally have a baby, after all the crap i've been through with ivf, he's buying me another diamond ring for the other hand.

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    I got a gorgeous ring. It will become an heirloom and will be passed down through DD.

    It wasn't just about me, it was about the creation of our family and giving that family a legacy.

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    My exH gave me a sapphire and diamond ring with the birth of DS1. It is the only piece of jewellery I will still wear from him. Because I feel like it is not from him but a connection to my son. I picked it anyway

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    I'm kind of perplexed why some are so angry about other women getting gifts from their partners and family after their baby is born Fair enough I see the point one shouldn't demand, I'm not keen or demanding, narcissistic people.

    But really, if you don't want flowers or some body butter or a set of earrings and want it to be all about the man, you are well within your right to refuse gifts and go buy something special for your partner

    I'll be appreciating my body shop pack and pretty set of lillies thanks I'm a low maintenance girl anyway, I don't want anything huge. Just pretty flowers. That's me though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girl X View Post
    Don't you realise, that anything nice a man does for a woman is WRONG?!

    It's only fair if she has done the exact same thing in return, and they have both signed a contract to say that they agree with those terms.

    And anyway, pregnancy is a doddle, and labour is nothing. There's no way you should get a present for that! And if you do, remember that Section 5a of the Present Charter states that you are only allowed a present if you buy an identical one in return for the giver.

    Gifts must be matched at all times. Otherwise you risk all kinds of hell when the Present Police do an audit.
    You crack me up yes... like their contribution is really equal to 9 months of spewing, hemorrhoids and labour not to say a fathers role is insignificant but cmon they get out of things pretty lightly in comparison to us....

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    You crack me up yes... like their contribution is really equal to 9 months of spewing, hemorrhoids and labour not to say a fathers role is insignificant but cmon they get out of things pretty lightly in comparison to us....
    Two inductions and a c-section at 31 weeks? Freakin' walk in the park! Besides, i signed up for it!

    Heavens to Betsy, my grandmother got a present when each of her children were born. It wasn't demanded, it was given from the heart. Just as mine were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    You crack me up yes... like their contribution is really equal to 9 months of spewing, hemorrhoids and labour not to say a fathers role is insignificant but cmon they get out of things pretty lightly in comparison to us....
    Love this While i go off to have eggs extracted from my poor ovaries, my DP gets to go and sit on a leather couch in a nice room, watch a porno and jerk off. Even he admits, until the kid is born and he can help look after it, he get's off amazingly lightly.

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