Luckily all my tests came back positive – baby and I were completely healthy! I gave birth to a completely healthy 3.2kg baby boy. He is now 10 months old and absolutely perfect. I’ve loved reading Your Baby – we need as much advice as we can get! TWEETS
WATCH ME GROW
Tracking and documenting your baby’s growth and milestones in the first year has become a huge trend. Pinterest is overflowing with different ideas on the subject – it has gone far beyond merely jotting down dates and notes for posterity. By far the most popular and creative way to document your baby’s first year is in photos.
From the beginning of my pregnancy I had committed myself to the idea of doing a growth tracking series for my little one. I took to the internet and was immediately presented with thousands of ideas as to how to go about it. It was really inspiring and by the time my baby had arrived I had it all planned out.
I had decided to do a monthly “flatlay” photographic layout that highlighted Ethan’s achievements for that month. I am quite a crafter and decided to use odds and ends to create a little “set” for these monthly photo shoots. After a long two days of cutting, painting and gluing we were ready to go.
Now, we have a little photo shoot session every month using different props and poses. On each photo I document his weight and length together with the milestones met and any little habits or quirks he has.
It’s been a lovely journey documenting, tracking and watching Ethan grow and meet all the different milestones. At the end of his first year I’m going to put all these photos into a photo book. It makes for a brilliant keepsake and I’m looking forward to seeing the excitement when Ethan one day goes through his book and sees his childhood captured.