It’s become a little tradition for us to document my growing baby bump every month. We did it with Bunny, we did it with Buddy, and again this time. I’m really glad we’ve done it – because though we started it for ourselves, just so we would remember and could show family – it’s become something our kids really love looking at. I really want to get my act together and print out a full collage for each kiddo to put in their baby books. It’s amazing to me how much my body has changed each pregnancy and then gone back to normal again – I feel like every part of baby’s journey is such an amazing miracle.
So the last two times i’ve done this diary i just used super stretchy tops – but this time i decided to make my own top using my Ruched maternity top sewing pattern. I’m really glad i did because it worked sooooo much better! The last times it was kinda hard to fit the tops over my full term belly, but this time it was a breeze. I don’t know why i didn’t think of using my own design before – so silly!
The other reason i’m really glad we did it this way is because now when people ask me how this top fits at each stage of pregnancy i have a really good example to point to! I love happy accidents.
The last two times we tried to take photos weekly, and only succeeded with every few weeks – but this time we decided to just do once a month and i think it was a much better idea. Plus it makes for a nicer collage :) My one regret is that we missed month 3, but honestly, i was so horrendously sick that there was no way i could drag myself in front of a camera. I was upset at the time, but now i see that it’s just not a big deal.
Meanwhile, today is actually my due date! HA! I’m being induced on Thursday this coming week if i haven’t gone into labour spontaneously before then – so excited that we’ll be meeting our little girl soon!
So did any of you do baby bump diaries for your pregnancies? Or have a favourite? My favourite is still Miranda’s project baby I just love it so much, it’s perfection :)