Six months ago I shared how I was documenting my pregnancy with 5.5×8.5 digital pages (including a free template set) and Instagram photos. I’m excited to finally share a few more pages capturing those special 40 weeks and some lessons from that experience.
Like most of my memory keeping, I was not rigid with taking photos on a certain schedule but simply when the mood struck. I captured my growing belly as well as the little things around me, foods especially, that were changing as my life did.
I will admit, I did a lot of the journaling in several bursts each trimester. I felt that it helped to gain a holistic view on “life right now” without getting bogged down by a particularly good or bad day. Despite very swollen feet/ankles and simple huge-ness, I had a relatively easy pregnancy.
Overall, I appreciated the simple unified design; it made the final assembly quick and easy. Persnickety Prints trimmed the pages to 5.5×8.5 for me and I adhered them back to back before punching holes. I was so glad to have this portion 98% complete before I went into labor.
I knew mid-summer that the baby book portion of my album would be in paper. There was an amazing Studio Calico kit just perfect for this project. In a fit of nesting (scrapbooker-style) on the eve of my due date, I stayed up all night constructing the album foundation (minus the baby, of course).
With the foundation 100% ready to go, it only took a little effort in September to fill in the major details of my daughter’s birth and just minutes each week to keep it up to date. I am so thrilled to finally reveal this project to premium members.
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