I’ve been plugging away on this album throughout the pregnancy! I usually work on 2-3 weeks at a time to save photo paper. But I try and do the handwritten card right after the week is over before I forget what happened.
Choosing the Cover and Colors
The cover will be made out of patterned paper: Pure Joy from Crate Paper’s Gather collection. I grabbed coordinating cardstocks from my collection to have at the ready when I needed them throughout the album. I’ll be using this method to create the cover and bind.
We ended up having more ultrasounds than I originally anticipated, so I’m glad I made the album flexible and cut out the weeks and numbers ahead of time!
Weeks 17 through 31
In Week 17 we planted a new tree in our yard. This week was the first of many during this period where I wasn’t as great at getting our bump picture in natural light. After we got back from Hawaii (see below), I started setting a phone alarm for Saturday afternoon to remind me.
In Week 18 my parents came to help paint the baby’s room and the entire living area of our house. I snapped this picture of them right at the beginning of the project before we got too busy. Week 19 covers my thoughts on election day and what it means for our son.
In Week 19 we had another ultrasound and in Week 20 we started a series of childbirth classes at the hospital.
Week 21 was Thanksgiving! I got a great shot of Mr. P teaching our nephew how to make biscuits. In Week 22 we were putting up our Christmas lights. Since the album counts weeks rather than dates, I like having the pictures to mark the season.
In Week 23 I got a shot of our Christmas tree and we had another ultrasound.
In Week 24 my little sister got married! In Week 25 we worked a ton on the accent wall in the baby’s room and I asked Mr. P to get a few pictures of me using the paint pen.
In Week 26 we got to visit my newborn niece and had another ultrasound. For our bump picture, I was in the middle of painting and caulking the baseboards of the built-ins for the baby’s room and was too lazy to change out of my work clothes for the picture.
In Week 27 we were still working hard on those built-in shelves and prepping to leave for London. In Week 28 we were in London (read more about how that went here) and I got a picture of the bear we picked out for our son at Selfridges.
In Week 29, we finished up our time in London and made our way back home. In Week 30, we were home for just a handful of days and then we left for a quick Hawaii trip. I broke my streak of blank-hotel-room-wall bump pictures. But I like that we were on the beach for this one.
My baby shower was in Week 30 right before we left for Hawaii. There were too many pictures I wanted to share, so I did a small layout with my favorites. Finally in Week 31, I got a great shot of Mr. P learning how to use our new infant carseat/stroller!
I’m having a great time with this album! Even though it’s not bound yet, I’m already having a great time flipping through the pages.
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