Archive for the ‘New Baby’ Category

6 Ways to Document Baby’s First Year Milestones

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Baby’s first year is a milestone itself, but who doesn’t love all those little mini wonderful moments throughout. From first crawl to first birthday party, those initial sleepless nights are an insignificant blip compared to all the lovely memories you have of your sweet little one.

Technology makes it easy to capture all of those moments these days, but we’re head over heels for the traditional and tangible ways of remembering life’s sweetest moments, so from pregnancy journals to time capsules, we gathered our 7 favorite ways of documenting those memories of baby’s first year.

1. Journal through your pregnancy and birth.

Amanda, owner of The Lady Okie Blog, decided to journal her pregnancy as a way to prepare for her first baby. We love the idea of continuing through  baby’s first year. 

The Lady Okie's Pregnancy Journal with the Leather Rustic Portfolio by Blue Sky Papers

2. Scrapbook special items baby will eventually outgrow – like their first onesie

Allie Edwards reminds us that remembering the details doesn’t have to be complicated. Documenting the size of your sweet newborn when you bring him or her home is as simple as using a binder clip to hold their onesie in place in a scrapbook.

Scrapbook baby's first onesie to remember just how small they were when you first brought them home (via Allie Edwards)

3. Baby’s First Year Collage – photo every week or month

An easy way to see how much baby has grown is to take one photo every week or every month in the same place (and if possible, the same outfit). Put all your photos together, print and frame, for a cute timeline of just how fast they really do grow up.

Document Baby's First Year with a collage of photos taken each week or month


via Simply Bloom Photography

4. Welcome Baby Book

This beautifully designed ‘welcome baby’ book is gender neutral and makes a great baby shower gift! The pages are filled with sweet prompts for the parents to fill out. There’s a place for saving a snip of baby’s hair, writing letters about the anticipation of baby and more.

Gender neutral welcome baby book for baby's first year


5. Create a baby soft fabric book for his or her first birthday

We love this soft fabric scrapbook from SouleMama for her baby’s first birthday. The soft and colorful pages filled with photographs of her loved ones are a fun and engaging way to teach baby as he or she grows!

Soft Baby Scrapbook for Baby's First Year

6. Baby Time Capsule

A classic and simple way to document baby’s first year is to make a little time capsule holding special every day items that were used during the first year such as the newspaper published on the day your baby was born, their first pair of shoes, their favorite stuffed toy, and other treasured mementos.

Baby's First Year - Time Capsule


via Martha Stewart

New Baby Messages

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

New Baby Messages can be difficult to write, especially if you’ve never been a parent!  Sometimes, the New Baby greeting cards don’t quite say enough, or maybe you’re looking to inspire your baby shower guests with prompts for a baby shower guest book.

Baby Shower Guest Book - add photos of the mom-to-be with her most loved friends and family!

New Baby Messages for a Baby Shower

We handmake these baby shower keepsake books, complete with message prompts to encourage baby shower guests to leaving meaningful New Baby well wishes. Some of the prompts we include are:

  • I admire your mother because…
  • I hope you inherit your mother’s…
  • The best advice your mother’s given me…

Other messages you can write could include the father as well:

  • My favorite memory of your father is…
  • I wish you and your father…
  • Your parents are known for being…

New Baby Messages for a Welcome Baby Greeting Card

If you’re looking for something short and sweet, then these little New Baby well wishes are the perfect solution. These encouraging new baby messages will need a home, like the inside flap or first page of one of our photo albums or keepsake books.

Baby Artisan - handmade photo album for new parents by

  • Wish the parents a world blooming with love & happiness with their little one.
  • A tiny angel sent from above… has come to fill your hearts with love!
  • Your home has grown… by two little feet & lots of love!
  • You’ve been blessed with a beautiful baby!
  • You have been blessed with a little miracle.
  • Congratulations on your little gift from heaven!
  • May this happiness that you’re feeling grow year after year!
  • A baby is special, a baby is fun, congratulations on your new little one!
  • Just to let you know we share in the happiness of the beautiful new life you have created!  Our love is with your new family.
  • Of all the blessings God sends from above, the one most precious is a new baby to love.
  • A gift from above, may your heart always feel the love.
  • A new baby today, a friend tomorrow.
  • Get ready for years of excitement and fun with your wonderful new little one.
  • Wishing you all the joys of discovery a baby brings to your world.
  • Get ready for lots of laughter and noise, big hugs and toys, and so many joys!
  • It just got a little cuter around here!
  • May the joy of parenting bring you a lifetime of laughter and happiness.