My question is: How does one create a baby book when the dates of all the firsts have been forgotten, medical records may or may not be immediately available to reference (for immunizations, weight, height, etc.)? What information could we include? All ideas are welcome!
You could make a digital scrapbook and put in pictures. You could include favourite family recipes. You could put in memories.
A scrapbook can have a many or little words as you would like or have.
If you would like me to give you specific free sites (you pay for printing...just not the backgrounds) please PM me!
Mama to 3 boys
my sister just did this recently for her nephew who she is now raising. i helped her to make a nice fabric covered scrapbook but i am not sure what she put in it as the boy was like 9 yo before she got him. i just called her to ask but she wasn't available....i will ask her when i talk to her and let you know what she did.....
Partner to (7 years) Mother to Lily (16 months) 2 and 1
Partner (10 years) Mother to Lily (4 years), Jonas (1.5 years), 1 dog , and 1 cat
ETA: You could also do a "Then & Now" type scrapbook comparing her as a baby to her as a preteen. That could be a lot of fun! If she is a crafty kid, she may enjoy participating in the creation of such a book. This could be a form of therapy for her to express her feelings about whatever is going on for her now.
FWIW, I have been scrappin' my own life in sections and it is total therapy for me. A definitely creative outlet for processing my emotions then and now that were suppressed in many ways due to my upbringing.
"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." - Mother Teresa
How very kind of you to do that for your little girl!
Texmati-- Knitter, Hindu, vegetarian, WOHM. Wife to superdad and mom to DS 24 months, and DD 8 months! .
she did this because the boy saw the books of her children and so she did what she could to make sure he had one, but it is not really a baby book at all.
sorry that is not a lot of help in your situation; but i am sure you all will make up something special for her. Good luck!
Mama to 3 boys
Again, thanks so much for all the ideas and the time it took to make your posts.