Monday, August 24, 2009

9 months and counting...

I made this pregnancy journal almost a month ago, but haven't taken the time to share it with you. For those of you who visit regularly, you may have read about my sad time with my miscarriage. I am overjoyed to be pregnant again, but each day is also filled with fear and anxiety if all will turn out okay. I decided about a month ago, that it really wasn't fair to this baby, that I wasn't whole-heartedly "celebrating" my pregnancy. So...I decided to sit down and create a pregnancy journal so that I could document my growing belly, feelings, excitement and photos.( I am now going to need to ask my DR. to print me some pictures at each ultrasound, since they put it all on DVD.) I have loved being pregnant with my last two and want to feel the same way now.

I created the journal trying to use gender neutral colors, etc. If the baby turns out to be a girl, I will change the ribbon to pink. I added the "fortunes" that we got around the time I found out I was pregnant. I also included the only printed ultrasound picture as well as some fun stickers. I really liked the calendar sticker, because my due date is the 19th and it really will be a Tuesday. I thought that was fun.









I used Thickers for the numbers to represent each month. I didn't do any stamping, just paper, stickers and ribbon. I have a huge tote filled with assorted stickers and things that I use to scrapbook. I generally don't stamp my on my scrapbook pages, which seems weird.

I go to the Doctor on Friday and will hopefully be able to see if this is a boy or a girl. I was thinking some fun baby blog candy was in order, so I may be putting together some kind of "guess the gender" contest. I am off to go volunteer in my daughter's class. Thanks for fluttering by!

23 comments:

Maureen said...

what a beautiful idea :) I'm wishing you all the best and enjoy hearing the updates...we are so lucky as women to be able to be part of creating another lovely human :)

resmith said...

What a wonderful idea? I get to follow your pregnancy and my daughters at the same time since she is due about two weeks after you. Love hearing the updates.

Helen said...

It's just lovely!
And congratulations :)
Helen
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Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

Will be thinking of you and wishing you nothing but good things. Your journal is beautiful!

Norine said...

what a great idea I will pray for you I just heard I am going to be a grandma for the first time so exciting
wishing you the best
Hugs
Norine

Vicki said...

Wishing you all the best! What a beautiful jounal and wonderful keepsake.

Robyn said...

How exciting....what a beautiful idea....I am hold a vision of a healthy wonderful human being for you and your family.

Lori Craig said...

You are on my prayer list, and I can't wait to see how things go on Friday. It's a beautiful journal, Kelly. Hugs!

Patrina Hight said...

Kelly, I love it that you share your pregnancy with us. I feel like we are right there with you cheering you on every step of the way. This was yet another wonderful idea. It turned out wonderfully. Thanks again for sharing:)

lisa808 said...

Wonderful journal. So glad everything is going well.

Pam said...

What a precious time for you. And what a wonderful way to remember each moment. May God bless you and your baby Kelly,

Pam
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Denise Young said...

Congratulations to you. I love your journal idea. Very neat. Keep us posted with your updates and take care of yourself. Hoping for nothing but good things for you and your family.

Tanya said...

This is fabulous!! What a neat thing to have!

Missy said...

This is beautiful. I am also expecting, #3, and have had some of the same feelings. Not because I did have a miscarriage before but because I am afraid that I will. I have had a few obstacles so far and possibly one more. I too decided to have a baby journal, I had one with my other 2. It has been great to be able to write down all the wonderful things that are happening. Congratulations!!!

Cynthia said...

What a great idea! Love the collagey feel of this as well. This reminds me of the "if you build it they will come" idea. The fortune cookies and the Tuesday the 19th sticker all seem to fit. Good omen, eh? Can't wait to hear what you are having and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh wow, Kelly, this is amazing! I hope that you continue to have a happy and healthy pregnancy and I can't wait to hear what you are having!!

Michell said...

what a great idea!!
all the best...

--
Michell
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Julie Mutch said...

Kelly, your pregnancy journal is just beautiful! Such a wonderful idea and it'll be something that he or she will be be able to treasure down the road.
All the best to you for a happy and healthy pregnancy. Congratulations, again! :)

Hugs,
Julie

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

What a lovely way to keep a journal!

Kim Gasper said...

I understand!!!! Our first baby is 4 1/2 months old now. I was apprehensive throughout the entire pregnancy because we'd miscarried before (both times took us over two years to conceive), heard other people's horror stories, and I had this fear that I would never get to be a mom. I didn't take the time to keep a pregnancy journal; I just kind of ignored the whole first half of the pregnancy. I wished now that I'd revelled in the joy of pregnancy and recorded my journey so I'd have it for our daughter. I'm so happy for you! What a wonderful little treasure this journal will be.

Linda Beeson said...

YEAH! Big congrats and what a cute project.

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

oh kelly! i love the little pregnancy journal. what a cute idea, and yes, don't be afraid to celebrate! i was glad to hear about your stamping routine. the girls are all in school now and i don't know what to do first with all my time alone. i am looking for a routine! any advice? congrats on your son and his football. that would be so scary to me! and your little dancer--oh my word, she's a cutie, cheesy grin and all. take care, girlfriend. sus

Gina F said...

Hi,your idea is beautiful!! I wish you peace for you and your family, you need to be happy and not to worry so much!! I can realte to this,I kind went throu the same experience and I really didn't enjoy my last pregnancy just because I worried too much. ENJOY!!!!