It only took me four and a half years, but I finally have a tangible baby book in my hands! We recently partnered with Shutterfly to design & print a 12x12 custom photo book, and could not be more thrilled with the way that it turned out. My photos are scattered everywhere, on thumb drives, in folders, on old SD cards, and many here on my blog.
It's not your traditional baby book, which is what I absolutely love most about it. I wanted this book to be all encompassing, from my chalkboard photos when I was pregnant with each of my daughters, to my maternity photos, each of their births, and the many memories we have made since. I wanted my girls to be able to grab this book any time, and flip from front to back and be able to see all the chapters of their little lives.
I filled the first few pages with some of my chalkboard bump photos, and rather than put them all in there, or split them up by each baby, I put a few of my favorites all together. Harper loves to play "guess who is in mommy's belly" in pictures, so she had so much fun with those pages! Since Shutterfly allows for completely custom options, I left out all of the text & fancy embellishments, and instead left lots of white space so we could actually write in some of our own notes. Like each girls name, birth date & weight. I also added a page full of family photos, most of which have been taken in the same spot in our yard year after year, that shows how our family has grown.
This book means so much to me already, and I plan to leave it out so we flip through those pages often. A little reminder of how quickly time goes by, and how precious these memories are.
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