If you are anything like me, you didn’t keep a journal to document your pregnancy and baby’s first year thinking, “I’ll remember it all. There is no way I will forget [insert special memory]”. Come to find out 5 years later… you can’t remember exactly what you craved during pregnancy, you’re not quite sure at what month your baby first kicked, you may have even forgotten your babies first words. Looking back, I wish I had kept a journal.
Pregnancy and baby journals are a great way to keep track of special moments; from bun in the oven to baby’s first year. Here are a list of my favorite journals:
Expecting You: A Keepsake Pregnancy Journal | by Amelia Riedler
For the first nine months, it’s just you and your little one. Every kick, every craving, every inexplicable fit of tears over an emotional household cleaner commercial. Document all those sweetly unexpected moments with this beautifully bound pregnancy journal. A bright place to record your thoughts, feelings, and experiences while carrying your child, this prompt book offers pages for your cravings, your hopes for the future, preparations for your little arrival, and more. The result is a beautiful keepsake you’ll want to share with your child, long after those nine months when it was just the two of you. description via uncommon goods
My First Year – a baby journal | by Jacqui Saldana
This unique journal will cover all those magical moments in the first year of a child’s life. The grey protective sleeve is perfect to hold up in any diaper bag or purse, and the vellum envelopes throughout gives you plenty of room to save all those special objects from favorite photos to hospital bands. The recipes straight from Jacqui makes this book something special for any mother-to-be. description via baby boy bakery
Baby’s First Year – memory book | by Lucy Darling
This modern baby book helps bring our mission to life by giving you a simple (and beautiful!) way to document all the darling moment’s of baby’s first year. Mom will easily record special memories, without spending hours doing it. Perfect for you or as a gift, this guilt-free baby book helps mom remember baby’s first year forever. description via lucy darling
My Baby Bump + Hello Mama | by Paperlust Studio
This pregnancy journal is designed to be given to your child when they are older. You can write notes about your pregnancy and add pictures to document your journey. Or, you may choose pages that allow you to write to your child each week. It’s your choice, but whatever you choose, you can create a memorable journal that both you and your child can look back on in the future. Your child will love seeing what kind of foods you craved and how you reacted when you found out their gender. description via paperlust studio
Did you keep a pregnancy or baby journal? If so, which one did you use and what did you like about it? Sound off in the comments below.