Where I live in Utah, there are a lot of young families.Many are just starting out their lives together and quite often someone you know is pregnant. If they are pregnant with their first child, they may have time to put together that first scrapbook. You know the one.. the belly, the sonogram, and every detail of the pregnancy and the first year of life. Think about this a moment. If you are a mother of more than one child, how complete is baby book number 2? 3? or even 4? Thank is what I thought, and don’t feel bad, it happens to the best of us. It in’t that we don’t WANT to document every moment of the 2nd child’s like, we just don’t have the luxury of time we had with the first one. But I have a solution! Create a “Year of Firsts” scrapbook for the new mother.
You can use 6″ x 6″ pages with room for just one photo per page, or you can be really adventurous and do a 12″ x 12″ album depending on who the album is for. For a casual friend, the 6″ x 6″ will be less intimating and they don’t feel the need to come back and ask you to put it together like your sister or best friend might.
Whether you are creating an album for your own baby or as a shower gift, there are subjects you don’t want to miss.
- First Bath
- First Smile
- Rolling Over
- Sitting Up
- First Tooth
- First Steps
- First Words
- Tasting new Foods
- First haircut
The nice thing about this list, every baby does them. There are no subjects here that someone of a different culture, faith or religion. In other words, a non-offending list of actions every baby goes through. Just add a title, a photo mat, a decorative accent a journaling box on each page and you are ready to go.
Watch for my upcoming class on making a cute album just like this in the coming months.