Written by Published on 12/11/2022
By Katie Gee, Tips for Making a Pregnancy Scrapbook
The day that we found out we were pregnant was one of the happiest days of my life. I wanted to record everything that happened during my pregnancy and decided that the best way to do this was to put together a pregnancy scrapbook and journal on a regular basis. There are many ways to do a pregnancy scrapbook, but I wanted to share what I did.
The first few pages of my pregnancy scrapbook, I talked about how we found out we were pregnant and how we felt. I also have included the “we're pregnant” pictures taken by a cousin. These pictures are very special as they were taken the day after we found out, but nobody knows yet so they thought we just wanted some pictures taken together.
The next few pages are all about how we told friends and family. I included pictures in there including some priceless pictures of my Mother-in-law's reaction that could not be recaptured in a million years. We told different people in different ways and it is fun to read about all of this just 3 years after we told them.
I devoted a whole section in the pregnancy scrapbook for baby items and things we bought. This includes pictures of the bedding, crib and paint samples from the room. I also included baby registry information as well as some cute gift cards we received from various people.
About one month into my pregnancy scrapbook, it became a twin scrapbook as we discovered we were having twins. I found some awesome twin scrapbook items online that I have never seen in the stores. Twin scrapbook paper and embellishments are not always easy to come by.
Every pregnancy scrapbook needs information and pictures from baby showers. Since the twins came early, my baby showers all occurred after they got here, so they are at some of the showers too, which is great because I have some awesome photos of them with friends and relatives oohing and ahhing over them.
The largest part of my pregnancy scrapbook centers around the pregnancy and growth of the babies. Every week I would journal about not only changes in me, but what they were doing according to pregnancy books I purchased. I also wrote information about their current size and included a sticker or diecut that was approximately that same size for reference. Every month I took a picture of my growing belly to include in the book too.
These are just a few suggestions for putting together a pregnancy scrapbook. There are plenty of other ideas online. Have fun personalizing your scrapbook. It is a treasured album full of memories for you and for you to share with your children in the future.