When a friend or family member is pregnant, they're usually busy getting everything ready for the new arrival. It's easy to overlook recording special memories in the rush to have enough clothes and diapers, the safest home and nursery possible and make decisions about breast feeding and circumcision. You can help your friend by lending a hand whenever possible, but also by recording little milestones along the way to put in a pregnancy journal. Here are some things to especially watch for.
It's likely you or other friends and family members will be taking pictures and posting them to social media. Download these pictures as they happen and make sure to keep notes as to when the picture was taken and why it's special. Then you'll have plenty of pictures to use for the pregnancy journal.
While some expectant mothers make their own pregnancy journals, you have the benefit of stealthy filling it with advice from all her favorite people. You can either contact them and write the words yourself or send the book to everyone so they get a chance to write in it personally. People to especially consider are her mother, grandmother and other important adults and mothers in her life.
Each time you see your friend, make a mental checklist of any changes she talks about. Does she have any strange cravings? What is her sleep schedule like? Does she keep coming up with and discarding a variety of unique names? These all make great little stories to add to the journal.
Save your friend or family member some time by putting together a pregnancy journal for them. You can use a variety of templates that match your friend's personality. If she likes to travel, consider a travel book design about baby's journey to the world. You can also get some custom stickers and labels to update the book during baby's first year. If you're announcing that you're expecting, consider sending friends and family custom pregnancy announcement cards.