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
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.
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
2. VIDEO WEEKLY AND PUT IT TOGETHER AFTER BIRTH
Using your phone or camera, film a few seconds a week of your baby bump.
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.
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.
8. DOWNLOAD A PREGNANCY APP
There are many pregnancy apps to help you learn how about your pregnancy. My favourites are
9. INCLUDE YOUR CHILDREN
Pollyanna ‘knows’ where the baby is and loves kissing my bump and touching it. I know she will love looking back at these.
How did you document your pregnancy?