When I had my first (unassisted HB), I went shopping a couple of weeks PP and bought myself a bunch of brand new fancy underwear which just happens to be my "thing." I cannot tell you how getting new underwear made me feel. We were extremely poor and I hadn't had new underwear in many years and mine were falling apart (literally!) so it was a nice treat for doing a good job. Having my daughter was more than enough reward, but the little extra really helped me get through those early months and feel good about myself.
Whether home birth, hospital birth, natural, drugs, cesarean or emergency care, do you get yourself a special gift or gifts to reward yourself for just being awesome? I'm planning on having another and I'd like to do something corny and get myself a few things that I can open up and enjoy after having the baby.
What are your ideas? I have a few:
-new book I've been itching to read
-more new panties
-a special piece of jewelry
-that new flavor of caffiene-free tea I've been wanting to try
-expensive body lotion