For Better or Worse..

the push gift

As you all probably know, I'm pregnant and this month I'm expected to give birth to our princess =) Truth of the matter is, I'm just counting the days til I go into labor. And that scares the hell out of me coz I have a low threshold for pain -- and everybody knows labor and delivery is PAINFUL -_- To help me contain the fear of labor, I requested hubby to give me a push gift or a push present. So what is it? It's a gift a new father gives a new mother when she gives birth to their child. In practice the present may be given before or after the birth, or even in the delivery room. It's something to "reward" the mom (me) for (painfully) pushing the baby into the world. So, what did I ask from hubby? Big and small things -- some achievable, some just to distract me from the upcoming pain of labor and delivery ;-) Here's my push gift wishlist:

1. That hubby will share in baby duties (feeding, diapering, etc) and be a hands-on dad ^_^
2. Artemis Fowl books (The Lost Colony and The Time Paradox), in paperback please
3. Mineral makeup!! To hide my upcoming eyebags and sallow skin due to sleep deprivation :p
4. Apple's iPad!! Or Amazon's Kindle! Basta, an e-book reader
5. Nintendo Wii with all the trimmings! I'll use this to lose weight (by playing the sporty and Wii Fit games) if breastfeeding won't cut it
6. Trip to UK so I can eat authentic fish and chips!! LOL! For some reason I'm craving that dish and some pub alcohol (its been nearly a year since I had something spiked, gahh)

The first place I’d visit in UK is London. It’s the hub of Great Britain and the sight I really, really want to see is the London Bridge! I’ve been hearing about this since I was a child, via the silly nursery rhyme, and I wanna see if it’s really falling down, falling down.. Hehe! Of course I'll see Buckingham Palace and the Big Ben too. And not to be missed are the great Restaurants and Pubs London. I can almost taste the fried fish and chips plus the ice-cold ale to wash it all down. Nomnomnom! ^_^ Out of the many Restaurants London, one that I will not fail to visit is Gordon Ramsay's (of Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares fame) MAZE. It's a one Michelin star restaurant and the reviews I've read about their tasting menu (4, 5 or 6 courses) is making me salivate. Anyway, celebrity chef Ramsay has tons of restaurants and pubs in UK and around the world AND he has a total of 21 Michelin stars. Isn't that amazing?? Now all I need is for hubby to grant my UK trip push gift so I can savor Ramsay's cooking! :p


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