Even when it was just Drake, I had a very had time keeping up with logging down milestones and updating his baby book with stats and pictures. Now that I have two, it’s even less likely to happen I realize. A lot of times Mr Chocolate will note that Juliet is doing something and ask when Drake did the same, and I admit I often say, “I don’t remember.”
I sometimes look back at the baby book I had for Drake, but most pages are blank. Now as the two of them grow up, I want to try to find a way to remember these moments. For every milestone Juliet hits, for all the silly things Drake says, and all the other daily moments like watching him make up stories and games. I had a standard baby book and obviously wasn’t good at sticking with it, so I decided to see if I could find something a little different to help me remember these days with my babies.
1) Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter - This isn’t a journal but a series of advice from the modern mom to her daughter. I think this would be fun to get for Juliet as I could go through and read the advice (I’m curious about the advice given in the book to be honest, and who couldn’t use more good advice in life), and share my own stories and advice for Juliet.
2) Moms One Line a Day- I like this journal because it’s a 5 year journal with a short place to record something daily, and you can do that for 5 years in a row. I think it would be a nice way to journal daily without a lot of pressure since it’s such a small slot to write. I would be able to continue this for 5 years and look back at how much life changes. Five years in the life of Juliet and Drake is tremendous when you think how Juliet will change from an infant to a kindergartner in that time span. I really think this would be the best journal for me.
3) The Mommy Journal: Letters to Your Child - This journal is also nice in that there are just slots to write in with no prompts, no dates, nothing. You can fill in whenever you want and pick it up whenever. The slots are small, which is nice as at the end of the day I barely have the energy to remember all the moments of the day, let alone write a lot about them.
4) My Quotable Kid- Drake is at an age where what he says and how he talks are the more memorable moments these days, rather then physical or developmental milestones. I am always trying to remember the cute things he says to share with Mr Chocolate when he comes home. I like the concept of this book but probably a blank journal (as long as I remember to use it) might serve the same purpose.
5) Baby Milestone Cards - I really like these cards. The description says that they ask more unconventional questions like first high five or first bandage, so some of these I could still use for Drake. Plus since they are so specific it might be easier for me to remember to record rather than trying to remember a whole list of things that happen. I admit I am a huge fan of the design and the fact that it comes in an adorable box as well and I can see Drake and Juliet wanting to look at it over the years.
Do you have a journal or baby book to preserve memories of your little one?