13 Pregnancy Milestone Records You Will Treasure
Let’s face it, you won’t be pregnant forever and most of us only do it a few times. Recording this special time and tracking your progress can be quick and simple or a bit more involved if you’ve got the time and patience. Here’s a lot of ways to honor your pregnancy and create memories you’ll treasure in time to come
1.Time Lapse Videos /Pictures– one a day or week preferably in the same position or location and wearing similar clothes. Once you have all of your pictures, including the last one of your baby in our arms. Upload them into a slideshow app and increase the speed for a super fast pregnancy video keepsake.WARNING! This takes time and dedication….this is coming from someone (me) that didn’t even manage a weekly photo BUT I love this one Pregnancy Time Lapse
2.Scrapbooking (Not Just For Nanas)- Collect a few pics and memories from your pregnancy journey and arrange them into a cute scrapbook once the baby has arrived. I collected stickers and bits throughout my pregnancy and popped them all together in a few hours.
This is the one I did for my girl. Super Simple!
3.A Pregnancy Journal– A pregnancy journal is a lovely way to track your pregnancy. The formatting will prompt you for information such as pregnancy symptoms etc and there is often room for pictures and birth details. Set a regular time to add to your journal and don’t forget to add some pics for good measure too.
4.Letters to your baby– Each month write a letter to your baby describing what the month has been like for you. Any big events in the world, any pregnancy symptoms and perhaps some bump pics to accompany the letter. Write one each month or each trimester to give to your baby when they grow up or become parents themselves.
5.Pregnancy Apps– Often have a photography section which allows you to add weeks and pregnancy months etc to your selfie. Most of them track your baby’s size using a fruit or vegetable comparison which is a nice way to visualize the size of your bub. Screenshot these on your phone for your records and print them once bub arrives in a mini photo album.
6.Newspapers– Buy a newspaper for each trimester and don’t forget the most important of all…the newspaper from the day your baby was born. Tuck them away and enjoy reading through them in years to come tucked up in our spaceships.
7.Fruit & Veg Photos– Download a fruit or veg week by week or month by month calendar and take pics of your bump and the matching fruit for some super cute pics. Don’t forget to add the fruit to your weekly shopping list or you’ll be searching for dragon fruit in every 7-11 from here to Sydney.
8.Bump Casts– Find a local company to cast our belly or have a try yourself with a DIY kit. I promise you will miss your bump once it’s gone. It’d be a great night in with a couple of girlfriends, messy but sooo much fun!
9.Henna Belly– An amazing intricate henna design on a blooming belly is spectacular. Perhaps your local market has a henna artist that you can ask or maybe include it in your mother blessing or baby shower. We love Summer Jade at Pure Henna, check out her work below!
10.The Countdown– use a chalkboard or a calendar to count the weeks until baby is due. Pick up a cheapy chalkboard or search Etsy for a board to use. Arrange your photoshoot spot and your photographer for a regular quick pic and keep them in a separate phone photo album.
11. Picture Series– A pic with your pregnancy test, bump and finally baby in your arms is an adorable start middle and end to your pregnancy. Record the three highlights of your pregnancy milestones. Use a photo app to arrange them into a single picture to represent your whole pregnancy journey.
12. Bump Pics-Take a pic of your bump from your perspective and watch your feet (and ankles) slowing disappear. Use an app to add wording, draw it in the sand or use a chalkboard at your feet to record how many weeks you are.
13. Milestone Discs– Use a pregnancy milestone photo prop to record the months of your pregnancy and your baby’s first year. These are our BRAND NEW gorgeous mandala wooden discs and can be purchased here – Pregnancy and Baby Milestones
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