I am an avid scrapbooker, or well at least I used to be until grad school took over my life.. Between defending my dissertation, finishing my doctorate and the busyness of every day life I have not done as much lately. Still, I would love to have a pregnancy journal to lead into a baby book.
My question is, when do you think I should buy this? I'm only 8 weeks and have been scared to buy it so far because what if I order one start filling it out and then I miscarry. Some irrational part of me feels like it's almost inviting something bad to happen. Then a more rational part of me thinks that even if something did happen I would still want a record of my first pregnancy??
When do you think is a good time to buy one? And also, do you know of a good one?
cantaloupe / 6634 posts
Is "it hadn't occurred to me" an option?
coffee bean / 46 posts
@simplyfelicity: Oops, should have included that!
hostess / wonderful apple seed / 16729 posts
Since I struggled with IF for 3 years, I actually started buying baby stuff a long time ago. It kept me hopeful that I would be a mom one day.
Getting back to your question, I got a pregnancy journal from a flash sale and right now it's still boxed up in my garage. I've been meaning to go get it. Before this date, I was struggling with hyperemesis so I was not in the mood to do anything. I'm feeling better now that I'm on different meds.
I, too, am worried about starting to journal and something bad happens. I'm at 14 weeks now and probably a good time to start journaling.
coconut / 8483 posts
I took a bump pic every week. Added words using "a beautiful mess" app to each picture. Then put all the pictures in a photo book. It was super easy/cheap and now I have a little keepsake!
kiwi / 673 posts
I just bought one from Amazon 2 days ago at 8 weeks. I got it in the mail today, but I don't think I'll start filling it out yet. It's completely stupid, but I don't want to jinx anything. But I wanted to choose one and get it here so at least I know what things to start keeping/thinking about.
grapefruit / 4649 posts
I was being mildly superstitious and I enjoy scrapbooking too. I bought a weekly planner and used it as a one sentence journal and I took weekly photos. Later I used my notes and photos to do a shutterfly book. I probably bought it around 8 weeks.
persimmon / 1461 posts
I have a small blank page journal that I just write things into as I go along. I did make an entry for my previous pregnancy that was a miscarriage too, because I want to keep a record of symptoms and what happened. I have to get around to writing something for the last 8 weeks though.
kiwi / 735 posts
I bought one right away! There are spots in the journal that I bought for the first couple of weeks.