Are there any other moms out there who still scrapbook? I feel like it’s a dead trend because nobody I know talks about it, but all the supplies at the craft stores are saying otherwise!
Before my son was born, I went on a hunt for the perfect baby book. There are some pretty cute fill-in books out there and it seems like lots of people print photobooks instead. I am so gosh-darn picky though. Nothing fit us just right. I’m a big fan of incorporating memorabilia (like cards, hospital bracelets, etc) and if I missed a milestone, having a blank space in the fill-in books would drive me batty!
So I decided to churn up the old 1999 scrapper in me and make a book myself. Pretty crazy of me in retrospect since it is so time consuming, but a beautiful keepsake is forming and there are no regrets… yet.
So my *vision* is: Small, compact 8×8 with all material memorabilia that isn’t too bulky. Using baby shower cards and my own handmade paper-piecings instead of expensive already-made embellishments. Keeping in mind that this book is more for me, since my son probably won’t be that interested as an adult (if he is anything like his Daddy hehe).
I made a list of stuff to record and pages to make so nothing gets forgotten. In case anybody is interested, here is what I have. I hope this helps!
List of Pages/Spreads:
- Belly Pictures/Maternity info (cravings, aversions, etc)
- Baby Shower
- Baby Shower cards
- Hospital Pictures w/weight, time, height + Bracelets
- Foot Prints
- Going Home Pictures
- Birth Announcement
- Newborn photoshoot pics
- Monthly Updates
- Copies of special social media posts and pics
- Pictures with family
- Pictures with pets
- Bath Time
- First Holidays (form list of ones celebrated)
- Other moments/events with favorite pictures
- First Birthday
Things to record
The milestones I recorded are scribbled down in my bullet journal, but any safe place like that will do until it can be added to the book.
- Weights, heights, measurements + Date and Age
- Labor length, Time of birth, location, Dr
- Baby “Words”
-Sleep through the night
His baby book will probably be finished in about a year, and when that happens I would love to share a flip-through with you guys! Any other ideas of what to add? I was thinking about making an editable printable record chart. Let me know if that’s something that interests you!