Track And Remember Your Pregnancy
Put your thinking cap on and turn your pregnancy brain off because you're going to love these creative ways to measure your growing baby bump. These memories will become a treasured keepsake for you and your family for years to come.
Create a visual memory of your growing baby bump by making a photomontage of your weekly -- or monthly -- growth. To document your baby's growth, stand so that you are showing the side of your belly and have someone take a full-length picture of you.
Compile pictures as you progress in your pregnancy and track your growth digitally -- by photoshopping in the date and your current week of pregnancy -- or with milestone stickers like the ones from Sticky Bellies ($15). After your baby is born, make a fast motion or regular speed slide show with all of the pictures in chronological order to have a special memory of your baby's time inside the womb.
It's all about the numbers
Be reminded of your growing baby belly with weekly, monthly or individual milestone measurements. Each time you measure your baby belly, place a visual marker to forever capture how big your baby was at that moment in time. After your baby is born, frame or place the growth chart in a memory box, so you and your child can look back and reflect on those special moments. I get all teary-eyed just thinking about a mom giving one of these to her pregnant daughter to symbolize and share a special moment in time. Some visual memory keepsakes include Measure Me Mommie ($26-48) and The Mommy Measure ($17).
A star is born
Similar to taking photographs, keep a video diary of your growth progress and add in special messages to your baby, reactions from milestones -- finding out the gender, first kick, first contraction, etc. -- and finally, the birth. By creating a special video, you will have your fondest memories in one place and at your fingertips whenever you want to reminisce.
Tips for measuring your growing baby belly
Image credit: Sticky Bellies
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