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I'm on the fence about whether or not to get one this time. I did a fairly good job with DS1's book. I started on DS2's book, but used a pen that bled all over the pages and ruined it. I meant to buy a new one for him and re-do it, keep it up, etc but never did. Now I am wondering if I should even bother getting one for baby 3 since I already know that I have issues getting them done. I'd hate for her to be left out, though... Poor third child syndrome!<br><br>
So, if this is not your first child will you do a baby book?
 

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Awww, I think you should do it. You don't want to her feel left out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I think that each baby should have one. My siblings and I all have a baby book and it is dear to each of us. My dad actually did 90% of the upkeep of the book - maybe your husband could help out.
 

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I did one for #2. It's one that has pics every month for the first year and I think I'm missing after about month 9. I guess I should get those in there before he turns 2! Otherwise I think I did pretty good on it. It did *help* that I was in the hospital much of the last 2 weeks before he was born.<br><br>
I do plan to do one for this lo. I guess I should go get one and get started . . .
 

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Yep I will do one but I do the <a href="http://www.currentcatalog.com/059001.html?AS=1&keyword=baby+calendar" target="_blank">baby calendar</a>. I got mine at Current. It's a lot easier to write down what I want rather than having to answer specific questions. And I kept it next to the glider where I often sat to nurse so it was easy to grab when I had something to write down.
 

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I think you should do one. Perhaps buy a small one though so its not as overwhelming.<br><br>
I did one for dd and then tried to make my own for ds. That was a disaster! I have the pages made, sort of scrapbook style, buy no book to put them in
 

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I am sooo bad with baby books. I made one for my first and never finished my second one. I really hope to start a third one and finish both lol I do have internet baby books though. They are both finished, easier than paper books <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Thanks everyone. I started looking at some to get motivated. Ha ha ha<br><br>
I bought a journal to write in when I was 12 wks pg this time, as I kept pg journals with both boys. I didn't even take the wrapper off! I've been blogging instead. I think I will print out blog entries and put those in the baby book.<br><br>
Hopefully I will have time to get a book before the birth so I can get footprints in it.
 

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Knowing how much my daughter loves hers, I am definitely going to make myself do one for this baby too.
 

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My dh as a #4 really pushed for me to do one for each child. I tend to be behind (just got 2yr old dd's started) but do try and get something set-up for each one. Both dd & ds love to look at them.
 

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I didn't do one for DD. But, since you have done one for the other kids, I think you should definitely do one for this babe. I am the third, and didn't have a baby book but my sisters do. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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we're thinking of using a small photo album that is a bit more like a scrap book than anything else. we figure that we'll probably keep the minimal of information in there.<br><br>
basic birth stuff, basic stats that we find important as we go along.<br><br>
i think that the big books are a bit daunting for me, but smaller books where i can completely control content (rather than have empty spaces) will help.<br><br>
and i'm agonizing over this for my first babe. i'm not much of a record keeper of that sort.
 
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