When you are a new mom, there are so many emotions you go through, not to mention all the new things to remember. You definitely don’t want to miss any milestones, and there seems to be a new one every time you turn around in the first year! So I have put together some of my favorite ideas to help you celebrate your baby and his/her accomplishments.
Monthly pictures. This is one of the most popular ways to document your baby’s growth. I love the personalized onesies I have seen, and there are a lot of other fun ideas to photograph your baby. Personally, I love the pictures of babies propped against a large stuffed animal to see how big they get in comparison each month. I did this with Lauren, and I still look at those pictures in wonder.
A sweet love note. I love the idea of writing a little note each month that your little one can open when they are older. The opportunity to read their accomplishments and changes through the eyes of his/her mommy would be a very special gift.
Take a handprint. This is not just for the Christmas tree anymore! Take your baby’s handprint each month and put them side-by-side either on individual canvases or on one sheet next to each other. Once the year is over, frame it in a shadow box with other baby keepsakes for a beautiful, sentimental piece to hang on the wall.