SAYINGS, POEMS, LINK: BABY JOURNAL
Date Posted: 15:22:14 02/16/04 Mon
Subject: Journal sayings
A few years ago for christmas, my sister gave me a journal with lables at the tops of the pages that gave you something to write about for that day.
I am doing a journal for my sister-in-law's baby shower (she is on bed-rest) and I would like to do a theme journal with ideas for her to write about pertaining to the baby.
If anyone has any ideas. Please help.
[> Re: Journal sayings -- grandma choo choo, 21:42:07 02/17/04 Tue 
Phrases for Baby Book
(by Christine P. - revised by Jennia Hart and Denny Davis)
- Anticipation, Awaiting the Arrival
- Baby's Born, Birth Announcement
- Congratulations, Cousins, Cards, Coming home
- Doctor's Data (vital statistics, vaccinations), Dad
- Events (news of the day)
- Family Ties - Grandparents, Parents, Brothers and Sisters
- Growing Up (date, age, height, weight)
- Happy and Healthy, Hospital, Home
- Important Firsts (teeth, words, steps)
- Joy and Laughter
- Keepsakes (hospital bracelet, lock of hair)
- Labor, Likes and Dislikes (food, toys)
- Mom, Memorable Occasions
- Nicknames, Notable Achievements (sat alone, stood up)
- Our Family, Out of Doors (visits, day trips, outings)
- Parents, Pets and Pals
- Quotes, Questions, Quite a Mom and Dad
- Reflections (mom and dad's thoughts), Religious events
- Social Occasions (Baptism, christening), School Days, Smiles
- Toys, Tales
- Unique Talents, Ultrasound, Unforgettable Moments
- Visits, Vacations
- What will you be?, Who named for? Where we live, Ways you move (roll, crawl, walk)
- Xtra Special Moments
- Your Family Tree, You're Special
- ZZZ (Lullaby and Good Night)
Use ABC die cuts (or larger sticker) and place them on white 2 1/4" squares.
Use paper to match the die cut letter and place the letter on 2 1/2" square.
Place the blocks in the center of the page (you could substitute a matted poem).
Use sticker letters to spell out baby's name at the top of the page.
Use sticker letters to spell out "Baby Book" at the bottom of the page.
Write ABC words around the border along with small stickers (apple, ball, etc.).
Babies are enchanting
But with all you've got to do
This gift will make it easy
To keep a record true.
Choose your favorite photos
Then remove the plastic sheet,
Peel up the blue tabs then
Place your picture, neat!
Add some special words of love
To baby dear, from you,
Slide on the plastic once again,
That's all you need to do!
This album will be treasured,
As the baby runs and plays,
A gift of love from mom and dad,
To recall those early days
here is the site i got this from
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Farm ... byalbm.htm
[> Re: Journal sayings -- marie, 05:42:38 02/18/04 Wed 
Maybe you should ask your sister
[> Re: Journal sayings -- Diane from Homespun Blessings, 16:19:01 02/16/04 Mon 
these are some I created a few years ago. More for an "established" mom than a new mom? but you may be able to use some of them... ENJOY
What kind of diapers did you use? Why did you choose this kind?
What was the funniest thing you remember happening while you were diapering your baby?
Pacifiers—did your child use one? When did they stop? How did they stop?
How did you get your child to break the Pacifier/thumb-sucking habit?
Bottles—how and where did you feed your baby? Did you do anything else while you were feeding them?
Nursing—why did you choose to nurse? What were your feelings about nursing?
Feeding (as an infant)—did your child have problems, such as colic? Did they eat a lot?
Feeding (as a toddler)—what were some favorite foods? What is the funniest food story you can recall about your child & eating?
Feeding (as a child)—was your child a big eater? What were some favorite foods?
Did you often go out to eat? Why did you/do you choose that restaurant?
Sleeping—was your child a good sleeper? When did he/she begin sleeping through the night?
Did your child have a particular toy he or she had to sleep with? Do you remember a night without?
Where did you sleep when the baby was awake at nights?
Why did you choose the particular name you gave your child?
What other name choices were on the list for your child, and why?
What was your child’s first word? What was happening at the time she/he said it?
When did your child take his/her first step?
Did your child have any medical difficulties during infancy or toddler-hood?
Did your child have a favorite outfit? Describe it and tell your experiences with it!
Toilet Training—what age did you start your child, and when was it finally accomplished?
Describe and explain a fun outing together
What rituals did you establish with your child at bedtime?
Tell as much as you can remember about going into labor and delivering the baby
What do you remember about your stay in the hospital after delivering the baby?
What was your first thought when you saw your child for the first time?
Has anything overwhelming (medically) happened to your child?
Do you remember what you ate the night you delivered the baby?
Tell what you can remember about your Baby’s first birthday—including the party theme, who was invited, what presents…
What do you remember of your first days at home with your newborn?
Describe your child’s first day of school—how did YOU feel? What did you do that day until the bus came back?
Did your child have any favorite games? Tell about a fun time you had playing together
What were your child’s favorite songs or lullabies?
Did you have a 'pet' name for your child, and how did it come about?
What was your child’s favorite story/fable?
Who were your first visitors in the hospital after you had the baby? At home?
What were your emotions during labor and at time of birth? In the days that followed?
What were the Dad's reaction and feelings to the new baby?
What were the siblings’ feelings and thoughts about being an older brother or sister?
Did you do anything specific to prepare the child at home for the new arrival?
Did you own any pets at time of birth? How did your pet react to the newcomer?
How and where did you meet your husband? What were your first thoughts?
Where and how did your husband propose to you? What do you remember thinking and feeling?
Tell about your first home as newlyweds.
What made you want to have a child?
Describe the baby’s nursery. Why did you choose that theme?
Tell about the best date you had with your husband before you got married…
What kinds of outings did you and your husband enjoy while you were dating?
What are your dreams for your child?
If it were an option, did you learn the sex of your baby before he or she was born? Why did you choose to learn/not learn?
Tell about your baby’s first bath.
Tell about your baby’s first solid meal.