6 Adorable Pregnancy Journals To Make A Gorgeous Keepsake Book
Keeping a pregnancy journal is becoming really popular in the UK these days.
I'm quite excited about becoming a Nana, and I'd like to think that my daughter will have fun keeping a diary, or journal, of her first pregnancy, as a keepsake, so that we can all look back on it in years to come and treasure those precious memories.
As Louise M Alcott said...
"Preserve your memories
Keep them Well
What you forget
You can never retell"
With that in mind I've put together a selection here, which in my opinion, are 6 of the best pregnancy journals available in the UK for a new mum to record her journey through pregnancy and the birth of her child.
1. Bump To Birthday
Winner of Loved by Parents Gold Award for Best Gift for New Mums & Dads and Best Gift Book in the 2014 International Independent Book Publisher Awards
You know that I like value for money, and this pregnancy journal provides just that!
This is a diary in which you can not only keep a record of your pregnancy but your child's first year as well.
You can record your experiences, thoughts and feelings from your growing 'bump', to the birth, baby's first smile, tooth, Christmas and 1st Birthday.
A lot of these pregnancy journals are written with the US parents in mind so it's refreshing to find a keepsake book geared towards the British.
2. My Pregnancy Journal
Keep track of your pregnancy and create a beautiful keepsake book with the aid of this journal
You will enjoy filling in this pregnancy memory book week by week as you progress through your pregnancy. There is plenty of space to make a diary of your, feelings, emotions, the dreaded morning sickness and food cravings etc. and a calendar to keep track of your appointments.
You'll also get prompts about things like scans, information on what changes to expect for both mum and baby as your pregnancy advances, and advice for what you might need in your hospital bag.
You also get lots of different sections in this keepsake book, including:
Nursery - You could journal how you decorated, what you bought, even put samples of fabric in there.
Names - Have you thought of any names for your baby yet? make a list of the ones you like and are considering.
3. The Belly Book
A popular and fun book in which to keep track of your pregnancy
You will find The Belly Book is suitable whether it is your first, second, third or more pregnancy!
It's not quite as cute as some of the other diaries, it's quite a fun memory book, but we don't all want 'cutsie' do we.
I quite like the design too, it's curved pages, which resemble your growing belly, get wider for each trimester.
Make sure you keep up with the bit where you put a weekly photo of your belly so you see how your belly grew throughout.
You will find that you get some occasional helpful prompts too if you find out that you are stuck for something to write.
Should you want to continue a journal for your babies first year then there is also My Baby Book, which is in a similar design, to compliment it.
4. My Pregnancy Journal
A popular pregnancy journal for mums to be
Great for both first time Mums and Mums who are expecting an addition to the family!
You will find this pregnancy diary divided into sections for each trimester with an additional section for the labour and birth.
My Pregnancy Journal will guide you through your pregnancy and help you to understand how your body is changing each month.
You will get plenty of annotated prompts to help you fill in your journal and there is plenty of room to record your thoughts, feelings, appointments etc. as well as pages for photographs, envelopes and wallets for storing keepsakes and handy check lists to help you get ready for the birth.
5. The Ultimate Pregnancy Journal
With free stickers and photo frames to place throughout the book
With The Ultimate Pregnancy Journal parents-to-be can are able to make a wonderful memory book from pregnancy through to birth.
This gorgeous book gives you 100 guided pages of questions to help you record everything about the pregnancy up to bringing the baby home.
You get plenty of space for photographs, as well as 16 photo frames to display them in throughout the diary.
You'll also get:
6. Waiting For Baby
A Great Pregnancy Memory Album
I like this journal, it's adorable, and it has a lot of sections to help you record what you're thinking and feeling during your pregnancy.
It has space for photos, notes from visits to hospital/doctor's, body changes, etc. and a section for the mum-to-be to fill in a family tree.
This pregnancy journal has a lovely hard back cover and nicely laid out pages, with lots of detailed, and well thought out questions to prompt you to record every stage of your pregnancy, from.first finding out, through morning sickness and food cravings right through to the birth that will change your life forever.
What is nice is that the pages are spiral bound so if there is anything that doesn't really apply to your circumstances you can easily remove that page without spoiling the look of the book.