While the practice of giving a gift to a new mother has been around for ages; the popularity of push presents in recent years has been attributed in part to media coverage of celebrities receiving them. Years ago, gifts such as land and animals were given to new mamas; while today most women request an eternity ring. After poking my head around the internet I found a statistic on BabyCenter stating that the mention of push presents on their forum has increased by 41% in the last 18 months. It looks like pregnant mamas today are more likely than ever to be gifted a little extra sparkle.
The first time I mentioned the push present tradition to Patrick I’m fairly certain he thought I made it up; in fact, I spent the next few weeks doing my homework with other mamas in my neighborhood to make sure he knew I wasn’t bamboozling him. Because Channing arrived very early, I I played my weary, sleep deprived self to my best advantage. On a few different occasions when Patrick and I were spending time with other couples I intentionally brought up the subject to show him what various push presents looked like: one of my friends received a ring with her sons birthstone, another received a rose gold diamond eternity ring, and the last a gold necklace with a diamond and initial charm for each child.
While I may not have received a push present right away, the wait was worth it. On Christmas Day Patrick wrapped an Ascot Diamonds box in one of Channing’s cloth diapers. He told me proudly, she left you a present. I unwrapped the beautiful rose gold band with a suspicious look on my face. Patrick made sure I knew he didn’t forget my special present; instead, he wanted it to be more special by adding some additional Christmas spirit to it.
In light of Mothers Day, I truly believe thats what a push present truly is - its a gift to celebrate a mamas journey, a journey just beginning, a roller coaster of emotions, and a physical phenomenon. If you’re hoping to celebrate a new mama in your life, choose Ascot Diamonds, the most excellent jeweler in Atlanta.