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Pregnancy Journal Book: What I’m Makin’ Monday

So how’s this for being a crazy mom… I was writing this post (at 2am) Lil’ J wakes up and I feel bad because I was at work when she went to bed. She seems wide awake, so instead of trying to put her back to sleep I bring her downstairs with me.

I need to take pictures of this book right? So we just busted out my camera and had a mini photo shoot in the middle of the night. Yep, she’s sitting by me chilling while I finish this post at 2:30 in the morning. I keep shushing her when she starts yapping because we’re trying not to wake daddy up.

Anyway, I’ll make this fast, this is an easy one for ya. No crafting on my part. Just making a book online. I had a free gift code to try PaperCoterie.com, a new site to make photo books, cook books etc., and I’d been meaning to print one out for Lil’ J with all of the photos and letters I wrote to her during my pregnancy. I’m mad because I totally forgot to add my post about finding out I was pregnant and the birth story but I imagine I can add those to her first year book, which I need to get started on soon. I may use this site again or try Blurb. I have to price compare. This one was free plus only $5 for shipping, but I think it normally would have been about $25. Let me know if you know of similar sites! I need to print her monthly letters plus her 365 letters soon!

My book has almost 80 pages, including my week-by-week belly photos and letters to my daughter chronically my pregnancy. I’d hope to print another so we can each have one to keep.

It took me a long time to copy and paste it all over and arrange the photos from my blog, but it is super cute and I’m so glad I finally did this. Can’t wait to hear what she thinks about it when she’s older.

So that’s what I made. What did you make this week? Do share!


What I'm Making Monday


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Toni says:

The book is gorgeous and I’m sure she will always cherish it. I made one for my daughter and used scrapblog.com. It was time consuming but I loved having it to focus on during my pregnancy.

Toni

Michelle says:

I love it that Lil J is wearing a tiara at 2 am – you are not crazy to get her up. We all do stuff like that sometimes 🙂

Iiona says:

Awwww, that’s so cute. We have tried shutterfly.com, snapfish.com and of course walgreens… each one has an incentive for becoming a new member and they are always sending out coupons for something… All I made were Mother’s Day giftts and took tons of pictures 🙂

Wendy* says:

Jenn, I’m a little older than you but can you be my mommy?

Lol, but seriously…wow, this book looks amazing. Miss J is going to love and appreciate this so much when she’s older.

And you’re really starting a trend! I don’t know how diligent I will be but darn it I’m going to do the same thing with my future kiddos–hair rollers to the hospital and all 🙂

YUMMommy says:

How cute!! I’m making something similar for Moo using Shutterfly.

it looks adorable! I have 2 boys and still haven’t made a book yet…. I really need to get on it!!

Nini says:

I love it another site to make photo books!! I’m crazy for photo books. I usually use mypublisher or shutterfly though but I’m always looking to try something new. This was such a cute idea, and the pics of her with the book are too cute!

It’s beautiful, I’ll have to save this idea. Great job!

Mrs. K says:

That’s a great idea and looks pretty good 🙂

swank|mama says:

Cute!! Where did you make the book?

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