Before you give me too much credit and think crazy thoughts like, you are this caught up or wow you are ahead of things… As much as I love to hear that I am definitely not. But I am so inspired by this first stage of this sweet pea’s little life I wanted to document my thoughts.
Also, before you think, it’s a boy! I absolutely gush over this paper from Crate. And since I don’t know what the baby is yet I thought I should use something that works for both. I do really want a boy so think lots of blue thoughts for me! While you are at it eat lots of blue cheese and only the blue M&M’s and blueberries!! (Of course we would be just as happy if it was another girlie!)
This book is for the baby so it’s the perfect place to share when I first found out and when I told Collin.
My story is not as exciting as Collin’s. I found out in the bathroom after taking a pregnancy test. Sat there for a few minutes and then freaked out… laughing squealing like a crazy person. I didn’t tell Collin for several days because we were going on a trip with just us and I wanted to tell him in a fun way. I love a good secret so it was quite fun to be the only one who knew even for a little while.
I told Collin on our mini vacation to LA with no kids … We had just gotten off the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland. It was incredible weather, we were holding hands looking over the water and a pregnant girl walked by and I just had a feeling it was time. He was shocked. Tears, laughing, lots of “Are you serious???!!! Are you kidding me?!” That was fun! haha
For this album I diecut 4 different pages with the words: when I told him, when I found out, so sick, and growing with my Cameo.
I diecut the pages with not much in mind for what the album would look like but I made room for photos or journaling under the titles.
Things that I wanted to remember… and even though I don’t want to remember being so sick that I wanted to die. I thought it was only appropriate to include. And someday this babe can read how much work it is for momma. The so sick page was pretty busy so I included a vellum envie on the left page to add some white space and keep it more simple. I journaled on the back of the tag and added pieces inside. Apples. I love apples!!!
Also, you will see the untrasound and in the pocket on the page next to it I included just information of how big the baby is and how it’s developing. It’s just textbook info but i think it would be fun to read someday.
For the last page I journaled on lined paper and sewed them directly to the last page of my mini book. I like this paper because I could add a lot and it didn’t add much bulk and gives me lots of room to write my thoughts.
To make the album I bound all my pages together with twine and attached to the back page. The cover measures 6″x7″ with a 3/4″ spine. The inside pages are 5″x 6.”