Saturday, July 31, 2010

Baby books

I am not a baby book type person. The eldest four do have baby books and first year calendars, but they are rather lackluster. Lots of blank pages.

tangent--I tried to be a scrapbooker, too. I bought lots of supplies. I have maybe 15 pages total, 10 of {l}, 5 of {r}, a big goose egg for {j} and {s}.

I didn't have a baby book growing up and didn't need counseling for it, so I never really thought they were a big deal. For each of her four kids my sister-in-law (the rancher one) would write in their baby calendar daily. DAILY. Something written in each day.

"Sucked on my boob again today, good boy."

I don't think she ever actually wrote that.

The kids, though, like looking through their mostly blank baby books and first year calendars so I figured I should at least buy them for {c} -- because it is totally apropos to pay $64 for something you will leave mostly blank.

Here's what I got (minus the baby on the front):

5 people are laughing with me:

Paula said...

The covers are beautiful. worth the $64 you paid.

I totally wrote that in dd11 baby book.

Mimi said...

Sigh Baby Books. The bane of my notebook and scrapbooking existance. What is wrong with me?

shellzzz said...

By the time I came around, Mom didn't put too much in, either. But yes, it has been fun to look at. Even just looking at the "New Baby" or "congratulations" cards strewn in the back was cool. But...if I didn't have one? I would never know what I was missing! :)

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

I got sweater boxes for them. I put their baby papers from the hosp. in there, any other important documents, bracelets from the hospital (why the heck do we keep those???), locks from their first hair cuts, cutest outfits from their babytimes, stuffed animal, hat Daddy was wearing when they were born. That's pretty much IT. Oh, in the first three kids' boxes, I have baby books that have a couple of pages filled in, for fun. Yup. I think I'll turn my blog into a series of books and they can fight over them when they get older? Whatever. I have MY baby book that my mom made me. It's sweet, but if I didn't have it, I wouldn't be heartbroken.

The Wades said...

Sucked my boob. . . that is so awesome! You cracked me up this morning. Don't ask me about my children's baby books or photo albums.