Carrying a baby for nine months is not easy. It is worth it, but still not easy. I could write a whole post on the sacrifices, difficulties, challenges that go along with being pregnant. But I will save that for another day. (See some below, couldn’t resist.) Today I want to give a suggestion for a new trend – the ‘BUMP PRESENT’. You may have heard of a ‘PUSHING PRESENT’, a gift that is given to new mothers from husbands / partners once they’ve given birth, to thank them for delivering their new bundle-o-joy. Some mothers have to leave subtle hints, others have to pick it out themselves, and some partners are very good at choosing gifts – whatever the method, it is a VERY important thing for a new mother.
But how about while the mother is pregnant? How about when she wakes up 20 times a night to go to the loo? How about when she loses her ankles due to swelling? How about the daily hormonal changes, weeping, nausea, weight gain, and tiredness? Wouldn’t a lovely gift be nice for a mum-to-be during her pregnancy?
Pregnancy is a time of don’ts. Don’t eat soft cheese. Don’t drink alcohol. Don’t lie on your right side. Don’t eat for two. The list goes on. Why not make pregnancy a time of do’s? Do buy some nice clothes for a mum-to-be. Do treat her to something nice to make her feel special. Do send her for a pregnancy massage or a lovely haircut.
A Bundle-O-Joy maternity bump present would be perfect. You don’t have to be a spouse, anyone could buy it for a friend, a daughter or a sister. Buy them something useful, practical yet stylish and comfortable. They will LOVE you for it.