I hope you ladies don't mind me posting here, but I figured you all might be the best place to get some suggestions on this.
Ok, so I LOVE to make scrapbooks for other people, but when it comes to making one for myself I have a hard time finding the motivation. My favorite scrapbook that I ever made is the one I made for my cousin before her LO was born. I basically put together some layouts about basic baby's first year stuff in an 8x8 album, and just left spots for her to throw in one or two pages on each page. It was so much fun - and I was bummed when I couldn't keep it for myself, haha.
So I decided that since I definitely will not have the time to scrapbook for my own LO, I'm going to pre-make one (12x12) before she is born (in June), for her first year. I already put in a couple pages (one with journaling of finding out I was pregnant, with some pictures of how we told people, one with belly pictures, and a page for ultrasound pictures) ... then I have planned some more pages with these topics:
- Baby Showers (I am having 2, possibly 3 so this takes up a couple pages)
- The Nursery (before and after shots)
- Waiting at the hospital (most likely include a letter to Isabelle from me and DH)
- Newborn picture/family picture page with birth stats
- Visitors at the hospital (mainly for first pictures with other relatives)
- Bringing her home (first 2-3 days, so I'm planning on 2 pages)
- Bath Time (for various different times throughout the first couple weeks)
- Pictures with our dog and two cats
- 4th of July
My plan is to get as many pre-made pages as I can put together so that when she is here, all I have to do is worry about sticking the pictures onto the pages. Since I seem to be drawing a complete blank, any other suggestions for topics/layouts that could fill her first year would be excellent.
-first soild food
-first time sitting up
-first time crawling
-first time oulling herself up
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Welcome! We'd love to have you stay around! That's a great idea for you to try and get pages done prior to having your baby.
Jess had some good suggestions!
Maybe first smiles?
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Each Month I did a page and included a calendar of what DS did each month
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Yep, I think monthly pages are a wonderful idea to consider.
I also think a hands/feet page is good, where you can either put pictures of her teeny tiny feet/hands or her actual prints.
Grandparent or important family pages.
Dedication/baptism if applicable.
I agree, we need you to stick around to show us this book.
How bout first visitors at home or at hospital?
First trip out of home
Going to dr. for visits
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The cutest thing I have seen, is taking pics of your lo next to a stuffed animal every week at first, and then once a month for the first year. That would be a great page to show her growth over the first year.
Also, maybe a page that lists the current values of stuff, like a gallon of gas, price of a house, president, popular movie, etc.
Maybe dedicate one page to the birth story?