When I was pregnant with my first two girls (now 6 and 9) I never found out whether or not I was going to have a boy or a girl. My husband and I always waited for it to be a surprise, much to the chagrin of some. However, this time around it was Diana who convinced us to find out at the ultra sound as she really, really wanted to know. One of the advantages of knowing that we will be having another girl was that I could go with the baby girl edition of the new Project Life Baby kits.
Earlier this fall I had the idea of using the concept of Ali Edwards' 31 Things class as part of my baby album. Originally I thought I would do 31 Things (or whichever number it ended up being) of just my pregnancy, but then later I decided to have a mixture of pregnancy and the first year. I have been trying to decide how it would all come together, and this morning I realized it was time to get started or else it might not happen. I have notes jotted down and ideas for different aspects to capture, but I don't have anything officially created.
This is my thought for now. I am going to get started with a baby album that will include glimpses into the pregnancy, as well as the first year. If it ends up not all fitting in an album then I can always adjust, but at least I will have the content. This morning I got started with the first and last pages from the kit, and over the break (just a few more school days) I will work on going through the kit and creating some more foundation pages so that I won't forget to do certain pages as the first year will surely be busy! I will also complete some of the pregnancy pages and set up some foundation pages of aspects I want to capture along the way, again, more of a reminder for myself.
Here is what my first and last pages look like now using the cards from the kit. I will potentially swap some cards out for pictures, but for now it is just full of the cards provided. Originally, I was going to use the Baby Edition papers for the background but the paper for the main background I chose was the pink design that shows up on the cards in both layouts. Then the yellow designed background I chose for right behind the cards ended up looking too busy once I put the other cards in. Instead, I used papers from the Creative Memories Fabulous Power Palette. I love that the Power Palettes have solid paper options, as well as others with subtle designs, making them perfect for backgrounds.