Holden’s first birthday is two weeks away (tomorrow!), so it’s been my goal to get her baby book into shape. At this point, it’s become more of a baby box, with her baby book inside it.
I ordered a Carter’s Keepsake Chest from Amazon. It has a top compartment that fits her (pretty thick) baby book, with two drawers below for various ephemera. So what do we have in this bad boy? In addition to the standard height/weight/visitors/price of a gallon of milk/first tooth/first words/etc. information, here are some extras that are in our baby book:
I had tons of photos and various sonograms that I wanted to include, so I taped envelopes in the book, flap-out, for more storage.
I love that pic of me-as-a-baby next to Holden. Our noses were pretty different, but I got so sick of everyone immediately saying she looked like my husband!
I included the front page of our local newspaper from the day she was born (folded up in another taped-in envelope)
My mom had a tiny pink rose waiting for Holden when we got home from the hospital. I pressed it and included it in the book.
In the drawers of the baby box, I included various mementos:
Cards, photos, the “First Trip” button from our trip to Disney World, the card that came with the flowers her dad sent her for Valentine’s Day, etc.
My favorite memento in the baby box?
I printed out the announcement I made on Facebook after Holden was born. I think it’s a cool way to capture all the well-wishes, and can serve as a reminder of our times for the future. I’m assuming one day I’ll have to answer when Holden asks, “What was Facebook?”
Did you get your baby’s book finished? Did you include anything fun that I’m missing?