baby journal: a sneak peak
ever since finding out that we were pregnant, I immediately had this need to document my journey through my first pregnancy. so I grabbed a blank sketchbook, and started my first entry which was a drawing of the pregnancy stick test with the “positive” indicator and the words in bold, “Congratualations, you’re PREGNANT!” surrounding the stick test.
I began documenting two weeks at a time (or per spread) and drawing various food that I had been craving during those weeks. and each entry has a “dear baby” part where I include what I’d been experiencing during that time. there’s also a part on each spread that I call “your development” which tells the baby what he’s been busy doing (i.e. developing his ears and eyes, developing his yawning skills, punching and kicking, and what size and weight he is approximately during these times too!).
some people have said that they think this is such a great idea, so I decided to make my most recent entry public before I write in it (that part is private) and share it with whomever is interested. if I can pass on the inspiration that has been ignited in me by so many, then I’m happy to do so!
I just think that by keeping an illustrated journal for my son is a way to celebrate the journey of pregnancy, preparing for our child, and celebrating this amazing blessing (that I’m sure at some point will also be referred to as “shit head” on many occasions!!). and one day, I will be able to pass this down to him - how special is that? pretty damn special, I think.