A Monthly Baby Layout

Some of my most precious pages that I have scrapbooked are of my children. I want to do an album of each of my kids’ first year of life to give to them one day. In those albums, I like to do a monthly layout about my child and what they are doing at that time. I always title the page, with the month that I am scrapbooking. For example, 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, etc.

One of my all-time favorite layouts was one I did of my daughter when she was 9 months old.

I do not always have a photo of my child on that exact day of the month, but I try to choose a photo that is as close to the day that they would have turned 9 months, or whatever age I am scrapping. The challenge for these pages is trying to pick just a few photos that represent the child at that point in their life.

Another key to making this page meaningful is through the journaling. I like to journal about what they are doing at the time. For example, on your journaling tag, you can write things like:

At 9 Months you…

*Cut two new teeth
*Wave hi and bye
*Are shy with strangers
*Laugh a lot
*Love looking at books
*Are pulling up on furniture
*Love Elmo
*Like to play peek-a-boo
*Keep Mommy on her toes

The beauty of doing this type of journaling is so that you never forget. This is one of the reasons why I scrapbook. Doing this type of journaling will also help you remember at what stage your babies do things when you are asked by your kids, or when you are ready to have another baby. But, most importantly these pages can help you remember what your child was like during that stage of life. They grow so fast, so looking back, these pages will surely become your most treasured.

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About Meredith

Meredith is a native Texan who is currently living in Salt Lake City, UT. She graduated from the University of Utah in 2002 with a B.A. degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She has been married for almost 10 years and has three beautiful children who consume most of her time. However, she started blogging in 2007 and has fallen in love with the idea of becoming a writer. She started scrapbooking over 10 years ago, and has become obsessed with that as well. She also dreams of the day when someone will pay her to scrapbook for them! When she is not scrapbooking, or blogging, she loves to people watch, and analyze what makes people tick. Meredith is proud to be a Mormon, and even served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she fell in love with the Latin culture and learned to speak Spanish. Visit Meredith on her personal blog at www.fakingpictureperfect.wordpress.com