Documenting Baby the Simple Way

by | Feb 6, 2012 | Scrapbooking Ideas | 3 comments

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.

Scrapbooking Pregnancy

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.

Scrapbooking Baby

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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3 Comments

  1. Mindy

    I love your work! Where did you get this 5.5×8.5 binder??

    Reply
    • Jennifer Wilson

      It’s a We R Memory Keepers album. I have my best luck finding the unique sizes at scrapbooking-warehouse.com and they are often on sale, which makes up for having to pay shipping.

      One thing to also note is that 5.5×8.5 is the standard mini binder size you’ll find at office supply stores.

      Reply
      • Mindy

        Thank you for the tip! I am inspired from your works πŸ™‚

        Reply

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