The best part about being a mum to a new born baby, whether it’s your first child or not, is the moments. The first time they laugh, their first steps, the first time they gurgle out ‘mumma,’ are all unforgettable moments that make us smile and shed a tear or two from all of the joy our baby brings into our lives. We not only want to preserve those memories for ourselves, we want to share them with the friends and family who mean the most to us, and will give us the love and support we need keeping trekking along the road called motherhood.
Keeping the memories of our baby’s most precious moments is not only an inclination we all share, it’s a lot of fun! Chronicling our baby’s progress can be a creative endeavor that allows us to relax, unwind, and express our artistic side, while we record our proudest mummy moments!
To help you get started in preserving your baby’s best moments, while keeping the fun factor high for yourself as well, here are three great methods you can use to preserve these wonderful moments of early motherhood!
Keep a Video Diary
Videos are great in so many ways! Aside from capturing the sights and sounds of our baby’s first bath or new onesie, they allow our viewers the closest experience to being in that moment.
Videos are also great because they’ll allow you and your baby to relive those happy moments together, and there will be plenty of laughter to go along! It will let your child see what they were like as a baby, a time in their life they won’t be able to recall, and can’t experience any other way.
Making your videos can be every bit as enjoyable as the laughter and joyful tears that will follow when you watch them in the years to come! You can just turn on the camera and let your baby play out as they will, or edit them in a way that you create a montage of a theme, like “Cute Baby Burps,” or “Uh Oh! Baby Tumbles!” You could even make your own music video for a dancing baby!
The possibilities are endless when it comes to how you shoot your video. The important thing is that you have fun, and create something that you know will never fade, and you can enjoy no matter how many years pass!
Start a Baby Blog
If your talents lie more in the written word than video, or you don’t want to invest in an expensive camera or editing software, then a blog is a great solution to let you express your baby journey!
Blogging is especially great for busy mums because you can post as often as you feel like it, and you don’t have to commit to long, drawn out pieces. Even just 30 minutes will yield about 300 words describing your baby’s first trip to the zoo, or any number of amazing moments! Additionally, if you didn’t have your camera handy or you were doing something else, blogging will allow you to recall a great moment in your baby’s growth, without worrying about whipping out your camera phone in time.
A blog will also allow you to communicate the thoughts and feelings of a moment in time, those intangible emotions of joy that you can’t fully capture in a photo or video. It serves as a diary for you, so you can look back and reflect on the way that being a new mum felt long after your baby is grown up, or you’ve raised an entire flock! It will also draw your readers in, because they’ll be mums or hopeful mums themselves, and know exactly what you’re talking about.
A final point to consider is just how easy it is to get started blogging. By registering your unique domain, and setting up a basic website with premade templates, you’ve gotten the tech portion out of the way, and you so can focus completely on describing your baby’s adventures!
Make Your Own Baby Book
There’s nothing quite like arts and crafts to brighten a mum’s mood, pass the (rare) moments of free time we get, and create something unique that we can take pride in! By making your own baby book, you can create a priceless family heirloom that can be enjoyed throughout your life, and even passed to your own children for their babies!
Your baby book doesn’t have to cost much, and it can be as intricate and detailed as you want it to be. To start, you only have to choose a design, with plenty of pages for posting, some glue and tape to paste your articles in, and you’re ready to go!
From there, you can get really creative in how you design and update your baby book. Photos are a staple, and you’ll definitely want to include them, but don’t limit yourself! Take the shoestrings from your baby’s first pair and stick them in there; include your hospital ID bracelet from when the baby was born; even the receipt from the first time you ever bought diapers at the shop.
Your baby book will also serve as a great way to bring your family and friends closer together during the holidays. It’s great to reconnect with our own mums, sisters, aunts, and pour over how much the baby has grown, while we remember all that’s happened as the years have gone by.
When your child is grown, and ready to welcome their first baby, pass on the tips and ideas you’ve used in your baby book so they can start their own. Even better, pass on the book itself! Your baby book will become an heirloom that connects generations of your family in a unique and engaging way!
Mummy Loves Baby
Nothing will ever mean as much to you as your children, and while I know you’ll never forget the moments that taught you what it meant to be a mother, you don’t want to keep those memories to yourself. Share them with your friends and family, and your own children, so that you come even closer together as a family, and your children will come to appreciate the love and devotion you have through them through your own unique creations.