When I was pregnant for the first time, I wanted to document every part of it! It was new, exciting and I really wanted to remember how I looked and felt each week. There are lots of different ways you can go about doing that but here are some tips that worked for me…
By: Jen Lula
Easy tips for documenting your pregnancy.
Photograph Each Week
Take a special picture in the same place each week. That way you can easily see your progression as the weeks go by.
Add Text Or A Fun Graphic
By using photo editing programs like Photoshop, you can add text to your pictures to make them a little more special. Create a graphic to show how far along you are.
Write A Weekly Letter
Write a weekly letter to your growing little babe. Share your thoughts and excitement about their upcoming arrival. It will be something they will cherish when they get older.
Try A Chalkboard
Not a whiz on the computer? Get a chalkboard and create unique weekly signs to take your picture in front of. No computer skills necessary!
Start A Scrapbook
The journey through pregnancy can be a long one. Try getting creative by starting a little scrapbook for your baby. Include things like sonogram pictures, inspiration for their nursery, quotes, and silly pictures of Mommy and Daddy.
Start A Family Blog
It doesn’t have to be public if you don’t want, but create an online space that you can share with close family and friends. Share daily pictures and adventures of your 40 week journey. It will be a great place after the baby is born to keep out of town family up to date on the baby.
Each week make a simple video (even just using your phone). Interview each other about how you are feeling that week. Talk about what you are most excited about and what you can’t wait to do with the baby when they arrive. Make them silly and fun. You will love looking back on them as time passes.
We can all agree that pregnancy is an adventure! Have fun figuring out what works best for you as you document your 40 week journey.
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