9 WAYS TO DOCUMENT YOUR PREGNANCY

8 ways to document your pregnancy

Pregnancy is an incredibly magical thing that our bodies can do. It comes and goes in the blink of an eye. Nine months of growing a beautiful baby to cherish for a lifetime.
With sickness, tiredness and all the other symptoms that comes with pregnancy I think it is important to document it because you will forget things, you won’t remember how big your bump was and you’ll forget where or when you first felt your bubba move.

I naturally enjoy documenting everything, I always have done. At a young
age I kept diaries or journals until I started blogging then onto YouTube. For me documenting my first pregnancy was an exciting time.
However it can be very difficult to keep up with it all for the duration of the nine months. I always found myself skipping weeks and I look back on my first pregnancy with much regret.

I have luckily got another opportunity to document my second pregnancy and I am trying my best to do weekly videos, photos of the bump and Pollyanna.

9 WAYS TO DOCUMENT YOUR PREGNANCY

1. TAKE MONTHLY POLAROIDS

Polaroids are all the rage now, and I think they have such a nostalgic feeling to them. The idea is to take a polaroid in the same positon each month for the nine months. At the end you can put them together in lines and rows of three, put them in a scrap book or take a photo of them all together for Insatgram.

2. VIDEO WEEKLY AND PUT IT TOGETHER AFTER BIRTH

Using your phone or camera, film a few seconds a week of your baby bump. At the end, you can put them all together with music and watch your baby bump grow magically.
My tip for this is at the start of the video talk and say how many weeks you are in case the videos get mixed up.

I did this as much as I could with Pollyanna, but I never got around to doing anything with them. I may work on that this week.

3. WRITE DOWN YOUR PREGNANCY SYMPTOMS

Writing down your symptoms is great when comparing your pregnancy’s. Baby brain will make you forget everything, and if you create a baby journal it will be nice to write some pregnancy symptoms down for each child and compare them.

I use notes on my phone and write at the top “Pregnancy Symptoms” so I can search my notes and easily find and add to it.

4. KEEP A PREGNANCY JOURNAL

These are very much dependant on which option you prefer. There are some amazing pregnancy baby journal books, which allow you to fill out each day.

5. BOOK A PREGNANCY PHOTOSHOOT

Pregnancy photoshoots are becoming such a big deal, the idea is to have the shoot as close to your due date as possible. It’s not something we have done and I doubt we will because I feel like I document enough.
I personally prefer the ones alone and not with the partners, simply because I think there is something so beautiful about a pregnant women, it should be the sole focus.

6. NOTE DOWN THE MILESTONES

When did the baby move, how much did the baby weigh at your 12-week scan, how long was the baby at your 20-week scan and so on? This was something else I wrote in my notes and I will put together in a scrapbook along with baby scans.

7. TAKE WEEKLY PHOTOS

I enjoy taking weekly photos because you can see how gradual the bump grows. It is just another version to filming, but I like to upload a weekly bump-ie to Instagram. Where as the videos won’t be used till after the baby is born.

8. DOWNLOAD A PREGNANCY APP

There are many pregnancy apps to help you learn how about your pregnancy. My favourites are Baby Centre and Ovia Pregnancy. You can use the apps to add your symptoms, take bump photos etc and it’s an easier way of keeping everything together.

9 WAYS TO DOCUMENT YOUR PREGNANCY

9. INCLUDE YOUR CHILDREN

For me this has made my second pregnancy even more special and I love the photos so much more. I like to be really creative with them, rather than just a photo of my bump in the mirror I like to set up the shot, use a tripod and match our outfits in some kind of way. However you choose to do it, it will be lovely to look back on.

Pollyanna ‘knows’ where the baby is and loves kissing my bump and touching it. I know she will love looking back at these.

9 WAYS TO DOCUMENT YOUR PREGNANCY

OUTFIT DETAILS

Lemon Check Short Set – Chelsea Peers via Figleaves*
Girls Pyjama’s – The White Company

How did you document your pregnancy?

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