Scrapbook for the Baby
September 09, 2011
Just 2 months ago, I became a Grandmother for the first time. Two new grandbabies were born just 3 days apart on both sides of the state. As I reveled in my new status as a “double whammy grammy” and drove back and forth across the state, I began to ponder what I could do to welcome them to this world. Ah yes, hug them, hold them, walk the room with them on my shoulder…. but those will be my memories. I wanted to give them something to help them know how excited we all were for them to hurry up and arrive! I wanted something to let them know what was happening on the day they came into this world. I am not a scrapbooker by nature, but when my daughter-in-law handed me a memory book to sign to record who was there, I began to form an idea.
I made each little fellow a book about 8 pages long titled "_____’s Story". They would see their own name on the front cover and know it was their story. I used cardstock, cut them to the size I liked, and bound each "book" with brads. Then, I typed the details of their special day. I included the weather and the day of the week, as well as what time Mom and Dad went to the hospital. I added details that made their story even more unique, like the name of the hospital, doctor and nurses. On one page, I made a little road map of the trip from the house to the hospital and included a car sticker. One day was rainy, so I had clouds and rain drop stickers on that one. For each child, I described in detail the house they went home to - in case they did not live there later. Of course the final page included a picture of the child with Mom and Dad. On the wall was a little chart with their weight and height. All through the book, I used lots of stickers, color, borders. So when one day they ask what time was I born or what day of the week or what happened on the day I was born, they had a little book that told them!