It has taken me the almost-year-and-a-half of Baby C’s life, but I’ve finally completed his “Baby Book”. Before I started, I had high hopes that I would begin scrapbooking again, and include all of his little “collector’s items”. I have a box full of his ultrasounds, footprints and hospital bracelets, cards, “month” stickers from each photo shoot, and much more. I even got as far as printing pictures from his first 5 months. Then I went back to work and never had the alone time that I would need to sit down and concentrate on such a task. Hence, the photo book. Thank goodness for modern technology! Maybe I’ll figure out a way to display these important items some day, but for now, at least I have all of the pictures from his first 365 days in one place.
After much research, I decided I wanted something different for Baby C’s first pictures. I came across a blog post by a mom of little ones over at Little Red Wagon Photography. This lead me to the fabulous world of Blurb.com, where I had a lot of fun playing around with their layouts and different sizes of photo books. It was a decent price too, considering I almost went over the photo limit with my hundreds upon hundreds of pictures that I wanted to include. It came in the mail last week, and I am so thrilled with how it turned out (despite a missing letter that Mr. C was kind enough to point out. I can never be perfect, can I?)
Here is the ever-adorable cover. If this doesn’t give you baby-fever, I don’t know what will!
For more previews of this adorable first-year photo book, check it out here: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/invited/2807016/69d130d37910f700159f8d55df87be2ae984f6cf.
Blurb allows you to share your book with friends, family members, and the world. You can also set only a few pages to be viewed as a preview, which is what I did. It took me many evenings, post-baby-bedtime, and several glasses of wine, but it is finished and (almost) perfect.