When I found out I was pregnant mid last year and the news had sunk in, I immediately started the foundations of this Snap! pregnancy journal. At first I thought I had bitten off more than I could chew...could I complete a WHOLE album? I am one of those notorious scrapbookers that starts projects and lets them fall by the wayside.
WELL....here I am expecting baby E any day now and I have basically finished!!!
I am going to share part 1 & 2. Part 3 will be on the blog as soon as Baby E is here. I decided to use the chipboard dividers that came with the Snap! album to divide the book into 3 parts for each trimester. It worked perfectly.
This book is 'suppose' to be gender neutral. For those that don't know..we are expecting a boy but I don't trust those scans really so I tried to keep it as gender neutral as I could.
*sorry for the picture heavy post*
So this is the skinniest section of the book. I didn't find out for sure that I was pregnant until I was 9 weeks which meant that there was only 3 weeks where I really knew to document what was going on. This is why this section has most of the journalling and just the first ultrasound scans. I found this section the hardest to complete and to be honest..just last week I re-did the whole thing. It was hard to know what to write and say.
This was my favourite section to complete...all the exciting stuff happened in this trimester. We got engaged, moved into our new place, set up his nursery and overall I just had the most energy over the whole pregnancy in this trimester. I had a lot of pictures from this section, so it's a very picture heavy part of the book!
I really enjoyed putting in some interactive elements where I could with sequin pockets and pull out journal cards.
My favourite page in this section would have to be our engagement. On the same spread I also documented our 'cake reveal' where we baked a cake and coloured the centre blue. Our families had to guess what it would be!
TO BE CONTINUED
So here's a little sneak at the cover for PART 3. This is the chunkiest section as I had all my maternity pictures too! & I even put in the baby shower invite.
I wanted to leave sharing this one until Baby E is here, as the very last page is left reserved for hospital pictures!
The plan then is to move straight onto his first year 12x12 album which you can see the start of in this post here.
THE WHOLE ALBUM:
Here you can see what I mean when I say 'chunky'. It surely did get a lot bigger than I expected it to be. I have decided now that I want a nice thick ribbon to tie around it for in the baby box. Just need to find the right one. Of course the label needs to be filled with a name and date of birth as soon as I can!
So overall for my first attempt at Project Life style scrapbooking, I was pretty happy with the result. I can't wait to share part 3..hopefully very soon ~ this baby is now FOUR days overdue. He's obviously quite content and happy in there!
Much love. x