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|Written by Miss Smartypants|
|Monday, 30 November 2009 00:00|
Dear Miss Smartypants,
Holiday woes, huh? How about the problem of the pregnant lady? Does the foetus get its own present? Does a present that's sort of for the baby count as a present for the mother-to-be?
'Tis the season
That depends. When the foetus comes out, will you keep giving it presents? Will it be your niece or nephew, for example? If so, you can feel free to get a head start, though you're certainly not required to. Now, can a baby present count as a present for Mommy? Of course. It would no doubt be appreciated if you, for example, picked up something from her baby shower registry that you know she didn't get but would still like or something else you think she would like to have. You could also take a portion of the money you have budgeted for her and use it to buy something small for Baby, like one of those baby on board signs. All that said, she might be growing tired of everything being about the baby all the time and appreciate something that's just for her. Use your instincts, but stick to your budget. A yet-to-arrive newcomer is no reason for debt.