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How to create a baby album or baby diary - All the special baby moments in one book

Updated on February 16, 2014

Overview

  • Introduction
  • Baby albums and baby diaries: A valuable treasure for later
  • The most beautiful experiences in the first year for your baby diary
  • Baby's development month by month for the baby diary
  • Tips for writing a baby diary
  • Childhood memories
  • Scrapbooking: How to create your own baby album
  • The baby album – topics and design ideas
  • Scrapbooking baby quotes
  • Scrapbooking baby poems


Introduction

My two little children inspired me to write this hub. During both pregnancies and after both births of my children I was writing a diary about my feelings and experiences to keep every special moment. But those diaries are very simple notebooks with scratchy writing you can't present to the public. For this reason, I said to myself that I want to make beautiful baby albums out of them as soon as I have the time to do it. Writing this hub is the first step.

The first smile, the first tooth and then the first childhood friend: These are all unique and very special moments in the first few months and years of a child. There are beautiful baby albums and baby diaries to keep the memories in words and pictures. For skimming through the book - or for your child if she or he gets older.

Capture those special moments of your baby

Your sleeping baby - a special moment to put in a baby album or baby diary
Your sleeping baby - a special moment to put in a baby album or baby diary | Source

Baby albums and baby diaries: A valuable treasure for later

Writing, photos and space for keepsakes like birth ribbon or the first curl: Once created, baby albums and baby diaries are a valuable treasure for parents and children.

The most beautiful experiences in the first year for your baby diary

For the baby diary a hardcover book with a colorful color like pink, light blue or a strong yellow or orange is well-suited. You may put either a beautiful picture of your baby or a fantasy character made from colorful paper like a teddy bear, a heart or a locomotive on the cover. As a title you may write "baby diary" and in a smaller font "First year" or "First twelve months". Write your baby's first and last name on the cover or on the first page. Then add a short title, the single experiences and development steps with indication of date, texts and photos in a chronological order.

Pregnancy: course of pregnancy, appointments, pregnant belly pictures, ultrasound pictures, gynecologist's calling card, meaning of baby's first names.

Birth: course of birth, photos of the newborn and their parents, birth ribbon, greeting cards, birth announcement, information about size, weight and head circumference, information about the hospital and the first visitors

The first few days at home: the journey home, the arrival at home, photos of the crib, the room and house, photos of the first visitors

Baptism: the baptismal ceremony and the following celebration, a photo of the baby and the guests, a photo of the church and the priest, a business card of the restaurant, the menu card.

Easter, Christmas, New Year's Eve and first birthday: celebration, photo of the baby and the guests, a list of the gifts.

Motor skills, language, eating, sleeping, learning and playing, health and trips: when did the baby do what and how for the first time?

Taking a bath, putting on a diaper, body contact, calming techniques: how did the baby behave? What did he or she particularly like?

Capture your baby's smile

Paste a photo of your baby's smile into your baby album
Paste a photo of your baby's smile into your baby album | Source

Baby's development month by month for the baby diary

There will be 12 pages with the titles "the first month", "the second month", the third month" and so on. Besides a lot of pictures you should write down more adventures of the baby's first year: the first thunderstorm or the first time with the babysitter. You can also describe a normal weekday with its fixed meal and bed times and rituals. On the last pages of the diary there is some space for additional valuable memories: the first hair strand, hand and footprints made with finger paint, photos of parents, grandparents and siblings, the family tree, growth curves of size, weight and head circumference.

Tips for writing a baby diary

At the beginning you are enthusiastically starting to write into your baby album or baby diary and then quickly postpone writing and pasting in photos because of the turbulent baby's everyday life. Here are some tips for making the documentation of baby's highlights easier:

Try to write regularly into the baby diary – then you won't need to add too much later.

And always remember: writing a diary is fun! Don't take it as a daily (or maybe only weekly) compulsory exercise.

Writing regularly will come more easily to you if you firmly integrate it in your daily routine: in the mornings while having your first cup of tea, at lunchtime, while your baby is taking an after-lunch nap or in the evenings as a last day activitiy.

If you have to add something to your baby album: try to remember together with your partner or with the help of photos, then many memories will be quickly awaken. With a dairy you can just restart without the aim of adding all the missing parts.

If you keep a diary in written form without a special album: don't take on too much. Start with three sentences a day (for example, what was particularly beautiful today? What was challenging today? What did we do?) – you can add improvements later!

Write everything that comes to your mind: your aim should not be a perfect language and a correct spelling. Also half sentences or keywords are enough to keep memories.

You can also write from your baby's view – this is sometimes easier and it's very funny to read afterwards.

For a diary in written form you may take a beautiful calendar: the space is limited and you will not be overstrained by too much white paper.

Also a photo diary is a great memory: take a photo everyday and paste it either into an album or file it in an online album. Don't take a picture of your baby only when he or she is smiling but also when he or she is ranting, with a spilled shirt, sleeping, together with his or her sister etc.

Childhood memories

The first words and steps, emotions and friends: later we can't remember everything anymore we had experienced or felt in the first three years of life. It's a pity as we would like to know how everything was in the past. With some lovingly made keepsakes parents not only please themselves but also bring great pleasure to their children.

Scrapbooking: How to create your own baby album

Scrapbooks are a very beautiful way of keeping memories for eternity. As the baby age of your own children is one of the most beautiful and exciting times it is absolutely worth creating an album out of it. And not only you but also the grandparents, the godparents and even the children themselves will surely love to look at this baby album even years later. Learn how to create a beautiful scrapbook easily.

Here are some design ideas for your scrapbook

Example for a baby scrapbook
Example for a baby scrapbook | Source
Example of a freestyle baby album
Example of a freestyle baby album | Source

Introduction

Scrapbooks are a work-intensive version of a normal photo album with a smaller number of photos which are presented in a very special way.

A scrapbook tells us a little story on each page or double page. You don't only paste in photos of the most beautiful moments with your baby but also write a short story or description of this moment. The remaining page can be decorated with suitable embellishments or keepsakes like your baby's hair strand or tickets.

With the additional decoration and the text you make sure the most beautiful moments will vividly remain in your memories. Furthermore, the corresponding emotions will be excellently conveyed.


Additional supplies

stickers

embellishments

punches

templates

chalk

What you need

Basic supplies

a photo album with empty pages

colored paper

scissors

glue

baby photos

pens

Pioneer Acid-Free Glue Stick Pen
Pioneer Acid-Free Glue Stick Pen

A special glue to stick your photos and embellishments on your scrapbook

 

The baby scrapbook – topics and design ideas

  • The first topic should be the birth, of course. Choose a beautiful picture which was taken shortly after the birth and maybe a footprint of your baby. The birth card of the hospital or decorative elements like a picture of a stork or a pacifier may complete the page(s).
  • You can also document the arrival at home and embellish it with a car or a drawing of your house.
  • Taking a bath for the first time needs also to be captured forever. Decorate a beautiful picture with a bathtub or a rubber duckie made from paper. Maybe you could also draw some bubbles. Don't forget to describe how he or she enjoyed it.
  • You should also make a page about your baby's first laugh, waving and conscious grip. Just match the decoration with the place or season. For summer dried and pressed flowers would be ideal. Also hand- or footprints make them great in a baby album.
  • There is nothing cuter than a sleeping baby. Don't forget to make a photo thereof and paste it in the album. Decorate the page with a picture of a teddy bear or cuddly toy. If you cut it out of a photo and stick it onto the paper it will be remembered forever. Decorating the pages with fabric or with a moon and stars is another great option.
  • The first meals should not be left out. Take some photos of your child eating. If you use baby food in jars you may remove the label and paste it in your album.
  • Physical progress like the first head lifting, turning, crawling, sitting, walking should have its own pages as well.
  • Trips like visiting the zoo or the swimming pool are also good occasions to create an extra page. Not only photos but also tickets may find a worthy place in your album. Creating a suitable decoration will not be difficult to find.
  • The first celebrations like Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter or Halloween are always great moments to remember. Creating a suitable decoration is absolutely easy. For Christmas you may paste in a fir branch or a picture of Santa Clause. Draw fireworks for New Year's Eve on the page. An Easter bunny is very nice for Easter and for Halloween you can paste in or draw a picture of a scary Halloween pumpkin.

There are many more ideas for pages you may create but those are some examples to begin your scrapbooking project.

How to make a baby girl scrapbook

Scrapbooking Baby Quotes

"Babies are such a nice way to start people."

- Don Herrold

"A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it."

- Frank A. Clark

"Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit."

- Bill Cosby

"A baby fills a hole in your heart that you never knew was there."

- Unknown

"A child is the greatest joy,
the ultimate Blessing".

- Emily Laughton

"A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark"

- Chinese Proverb

"A Hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child." - Excerpt from an essay originally published in the October 1950 issue of Scouting magazine.

- Forest Witcraft

"Chapter One: I Am Born"

- David Copperfield

A wee bit of heaven drifted down from above, a handful of happiness, a heart full of love.

- Helen Steiner Rice

A Baby is a Miracle
Author Unknown

This little tiny baby
Was sent from God above
To fill our hearts with happiness
And touch our lives with love
He must have known
We'd give our all
And always do our best
To give our precious baby love
And be grateful and so blessed

Ten Little Fingers
Author Unknown

Ten little fingers,
Ten little toes,
Two little eyes,
One little nose.
Put them together,
what have you got?
You've got me
and that's a lot!

You are My I love You
by Maryann K Cusimano

I am your parent, you are my child
I am your quiet place, you are my wild
I am your calm face, you are my giggle
I am your wait, you are my wiggle
I am your audience, you are my clown
I am your London Bridge, you are my falling down
I am your Carrot Sticks, you are my licorice
I am your dandelion, you are my first wish
I am your water wings, you are my deep
I am your open arms, you are my running leap
I am your way home, you are my new path
I am your dry towel, you are my wet bath
I am your dinner, you are my chocolate cake
I am your bedtime, you are my wide awake
I am your finish line, you are my race
I am your praying hands, you are my saving grace
I am your favourite book, you are my new lines
I am your nightlight, you are my sunshine
I am your lullaby, you are my peek-a-boo
I am your kiss goodnight, you are my I love you


Scrapbooking baby poems

A Wee Bit of Heaven
by Helen Steiner Rice

A wee bit of heaven
drifted down from above-
A handful of happiness,
a heart full of love.

The mystery of life,
so sacred and sweet-
The giver of joy
so deep and complete.

Precious and priceless,
so lovable, too-
The world's sweetest miracle,
baby, is you.


On Children
Kahlil Gibran

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.

Question for parents

Did you capture your baby's moments in a baby album or diary?

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      Janet Giessl 2 years ago from Georgia country

      Thank you, Rebecca! I appreciate your nice comment.

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      Rebecca Mealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Great ideas for a baby book. Recording month to month development is an especially good one. Thanks for sharing.

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      Janet Giessl 3 years ago from Georgia country

      Thank you so much, torrilynn.

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      torrilynn 3 years ago

      I love babies and I find this very useful to those who are about to become first time parents. Thank you. Voted up.

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      Janet Giessl 3 years ago from Georgia country

      Thank you, joedolphin88, I'm glad to hear you find these ideas useful.

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      Joe 3 years ago from north miami FL

      Very good ideas what an excellent hub. I'll have to hold on to this for some good information when I have a child.

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      Janet Giessl 3 years ago from Georgia country

      Thank you csmiravite-blogs, I appreciate your kind words very much!

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      Consolacion Miravite 3 years ago from Philippines

      Wow this is a wonderful post! It's complete and all the "to-dos" are here. I envy doing these things since I can no longer have a baby. Too old for that. But scrapbooking is a wonderful way of keeping mementos and remembering them when the little tot had grown. Nice work you've got here!

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      Janet Giessl 3 years ago from Georgia country

      Thank you, Michelle! I appreciate it very much.

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      Sharing, Janet!

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      Janet Giessl 3 years ago from Georgia country

      Thank you, Rebecca. I appreciate your kind words very much. I'm glad to hear you liked the ideas in this hub.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Gosh, I wish I had seen these ideas before my kids grew up. Awesome! And I love the way you divided this hub into section.

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      Janet Giessl 3 years ago from Georgia country

      Thank you, Michelle. I appreciate it so much.

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      Sharing, Janet.

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      Janet Giessl 3 years ago from Georgia country

      Thank you so much, Eddy! Your comments are always appreciated very much.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      What a wonderful hub and voted up for sure. Great work and I wish you a good day janetwrites.

      Eddy.

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      Janet Giessl 3 years ago from Georgia country

      You are so true, DDE! I appreciate your wonderful comment. Thank you so much.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Baby moments are special and should be treated with care and lots of love.

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      kerlund74 3 years ago from Sweden

      I think so actually:) Thank you for making me remember!

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      Janet Giessl 3 years ago from Georgia country

      kerlund74, thank you for reading my hub and leaving a nice comment. I think you can still do some scrapbooking and give them to your children. They will surely love it.

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      kerlund74 3 years ago from Sweden

      A great hub, I sure should have needed this when my children where babies. But I have hole bunch of photos so maybe it is not to late to do some scrapbooking. They can get them as gifts:-)

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      Janet Giessl 3 years ago from Georgia country

      Yes, it's always nice to look at all the pictures and notes from your childhood. Thank you for your nice comment.

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      Crystal Tatum 3 years ago from Georgia

      I love looking back at all the pictures and notes my mother made when I was a baby. This is a project that parents and children will treasure forever. Well done!

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      Janet Giessl 3 years ago from Georgia country

      Jayme, many thanks for your lovely comment. I'm glad you found my hub useful. Are you expecting twins? I didn't know that. Best wishes for you and your family and your addition to the family.

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      Jayme Kinsey 3 years ago from Oklahoma

      Beautiful hub! I'm keeping a standard 5 year baby book for my daughter, but I love some of the other ideas you have given. There is so much more to write down besides just what they highlight in the baby books! I'm pinning this for future reference so that when the twins arrive I can make them individual albums. Cheers!

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      Janet Giessl 3 years ago from Georgia country

      Eddy, thank you so much for your nice comment and for passing this hub on to your family. Your comments are always so much appreciated.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      What a wonderful idea janetwrites and I pass this one onto my family. Voting up and wishing you a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      Thank you, Relationshipc for checking out my hub, your kind words and sharing your experience about childhood memories.

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      Kari 4 years ago from Alberta, Canada

      You are so right about childhood memories. My parents kept some things from my childhood, which I love, but they didn’t document my first laugh or step. That actually makes me kind of sad to think about!

      You are one smart Mom to be thinking about these things! You literally thought of everything – from moments to words! I'm sure your two little ones will be grateful.

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      Thank you so much, Michelle! You are awesome!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hey, Janet, sharing this!!

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      Welcome, kthix10! Thank you for stopping by and reading my hub. Great you recorded your baby's first year. It will always be a wonderful memory.

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      kthix10 4 years ago from IL

      I had a calendar that was Baby's first year where we recorded what we did and what baby was doing. I still love looking back at them now that my boys are older.

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      Hello, Colin, I hope you had a great birthday. Thank you for stopping by. I'm glad to hear you could already swim in the lake. It must be wonderful to live at a lake. Thank you also for the birthday wishes for my daughter. She is one year now. I also appreciate your comments, support and friendship. :-)

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      Welcome, Anuradha-javeri! Thank you for reading and commenting. I saw in your profile that you are a singer and songwriter of HooplaKidz! My son really loved to watch the songs and nursery rhymes on Youtube when he was about 2 years old. A great collection!

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      Hi agapsikap! Of course you may do that. I would be very pleased if you link to my hub! I'm looking forward to reading your hub.

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      Hi Thelma, wow, what a nice compliment! Thank you for reading my hub, for commenting and for sharing your own experience with this topic. It' s really nice to have a baby diary. All the memories remain lively. Thank you for sharing!

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Good afternoon Janet from Colin, Tiffy and Gabriel at lake erie time ontario canada 12:33pm and I just stopped cutting the front grass and I am having a water break - I was also in the lake for the first time this season having a swim yesterday and please accept my apologies a day late but a very happy birthday to your lovely daughter - is she two years old now?

      Thank you for always making my day with your comments, support and friendship and sending good thoughts your way

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      Anuradha Javeri 4 years ago

      Wow. What a great hub. Your ideas are very useful. Thanks for sharing it with us :)

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      agapsikap 4 years ago from Philippines

      Hello, Janet! I'm actually writing How to make a homemade baby book. Is it okay if I'm going to link your hub to mine?

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Wow! This is Awesome. I´ll vote it for the HOTD. Very well done. I have done most of the things you have written besides using quotes and poems in my baby album. I still have my diary when I was pregnant 31 years ago and everything about my baby boy was written on it. I even have his first cut hair, thin and blond. When I showed the baby hair, my son was gobsmacked. He could not believed it.

      Your baby is so cute Janet. I love the photos you have here. Voted up, useful and pinned. Take care.

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      You are welcome, Careermommy! Thank you for your nice comment. I'm glad you find those ideas inspiring for creating and finishing your scrapbook for your oldest son.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Janet, these are wonderful ideas. I have a scrapbook that I started for my oldest son, but have yet to finish it. Your hub is very inspiring. Thank you.

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      Beth, thank you so much for your kind words. I have two children. The sleeping baby is my daughter who's one year now and the smiling baby is my son who is already 4 now.

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      Beth37 4 years ago

      What a great idea for a hub. So many good ideas here! Can I also say, your child/children are beautiful! (Is that only one child's pic or do you have more than one?) You are a very blessed mommy! Voted up!

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      Welcome, Eddy! Thank you so much for reading, your nice comments and compliments here and in your fanmail as well as for following me. Wish you also a great weekend.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Such a great hub;interesting and very useful I have to comment on the gorgeous baby !!It doesn't get much cuter than that. Have a great weekend.

      Eddy.

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      Dear Colin, it's always a pleasure for me to hear from you. You are such a special person in a positive way. With your writing you touch so many people. Keep on writing as you are definitely a personal gain for the HubPages community! Best wishes to you and your lovely cats!

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      Thank you, Michelle, for reading and commenting. Your support is always appreciated.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Good afternoon dear Janet and your beautiful family from Colin and his cats, Little Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel at lake erie time canada 3:09pm

      I just dropped by while having my nice cuppa of mint green tea to send you good thoughts and to thank you sincerely for supporting my writing and being my friend.

      It's certainly a beautiful world when I have the honor and privilege of meeting people like you .....

      Sending you good energy and warm wishes from the three of us -

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Perfect for parents who want to capture the important moments in their child's growth. Thanks for sharing!

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      Hi Colin, so great to hear from you and your cats. From what I could read you really enjoyed your Sunday morning with a coffee and cake. When you wrote this it was already about 1:37 pm here in Germany. Now we have 4:24 pm. The weather is mixed. Sometimes we have sunshine, then we have rain. I'm a real fan of your poetry. Do you publish your poetry elsewhere apart from HubPages? You should create an anthology and sell it. I think many people would buy it. I'm looking forward to reading more of your excellent poems. Best wishes to you and your lovely cats.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Hello Janet and good morning to you and your lovely family from Colin and his cats Little Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel who are outside after being fed and we are just checking in with you on this Sunday morning at lake erie time 7:37am - the sunrise has just come up over the lake and I am listening to the Goldberg Variations on harpsichord with first cup of coffee.

      Thank you for your support of my writing and it always means a lot to me especially coming from a special person like yourself - off now for some maple/pecan coffee cake

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      Sweet Epistles, thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts. I'm glad you liked my hub. Best wishes for your niece and I hope you will have your own babies sometime.

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      Welcome, Marian! Thank you for your reading and your interest and also for following me and your nice fanmail. I really appreciate it as I saw from your profile that you are a professional artist, designer, photographer and writer. I will check out your sites.

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      June 4 years ago from From the Heart of God

      Oh Janet, I wish I had babies myself. This is what I exactly have had in mind. But I have a niece to whom I can share this hub, she's expecting her first baby...our first grandchild in the family...I loved all the quotes and poems. Thanks for this Hub!

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      Marian Cates 4 years ago from Stevenson, WA

      The photos are great and add a lot to the article. I don't have any children, but I found the article interesting, anyway.

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      Welcome, Kevin Peter! Thank you for reading and your nice comment. I'm pleased to hear you were inspired by my hub. It's indeed a wonderful way to make your children happy and it's a great memory of those beautiful times.

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      Thank you, travmaj, for your interest and also for your kind words. I'm glad you liked my hub. I really appreciate you.

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      Kevin Peter 4 years ago from Global Citizen

      The ideas for the baby scrapbook and the diary inspired me a lot. It’s really a wonderful thought. Our children will be so happy to see their pictures being included in such a manner after they grow up. Then they will realise how much a mother loves and cares them. Great hub.

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Janet - what a wonderful hub - unfortunately a little late for me but I know where I can pass on such valuable information. Informative and fun too. And what lovely memories to cherish forever. I so loved those photos -just delightful -

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      Hi Suzie, I really appreciate your nice comment, interest and support. Congratulations on your brother's son. Thank you for your compliments concerning my kids.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi janet,

      This is such a well thought out idea covering all the bases and then some!! With a new addition in the family (baby Jensen, a boy) this is ideal for my brother and sister-in-law! Your own photos of your darlings are so adorable, particularly the baby photo, what a honey he is! Well done, awesome job, love the quotes and poems that people could use. voted up, useful, interesting, shared and pinned to crafts!

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      Thank you, Michelle, for reading my hub and for your kind words. I always appreciate your support. You are such a brilliant writer and a kind person.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Lovely! Love all the ideas, especially baby poems and photos in a scrapbook. The poem is a beautiful expression of what raising a child is...yours, and yet not. He is a part of life! Thanks for sharing!

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      Welcome, peachpurple! Thank you for stopping by and reading. I'm glad you liked this hub. Maybe you find some suggestions for creating your scrapbook. Have fun creating it!

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      Hi agapsikap, thank you for reading and commenting. It's so great you made scrapbooks for your children. They will always be happy to look at them.

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      Dear Colin, thank you for your nice thoughts and memories. I really appreciate your support. My children inspire me for topics like that. I love to share my experience and HubPages is such a nice place for doing this. A lot of supportive, talented and kind people like you.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      an awesome hub. Luckily i did took photos of my baby milestone. Although i didn't form them into a scrapbook, i will make one now. Thanks. Voted up

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      agapsikap 4 years ago from Philippines

      This is really an excellent hub. The ideas are very smart. I had made my kids their baby scrapbooks, and everyone had their own. Its fun! I enjoy every details of it. Your kids are adorable!

      Voted up, Janet.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Good morning Janet from Colin and Tiffy and Gabriel on this Monday morning at lake erie time 9:35am with my 2nd cup of coffee and some lovely harp and flute music.

      Well it's been 54 years now since I was a baby so yes thank goodness for my mum's presence of mind to collect photos and an album of baby pictures and related stuff. I even responded to your question survey in the 'voice' of my mum.

      Love your presentation here because it reflects your own personal identity as a wonderful mum along with the fact that you really know how to put together a definitive hub on this subject.

      Naturally I am kind of out of touch with this subject (lol) not having any children of my own unless of course you include my 2 four legged little beasties (lol)

      Sending you warm wishes from the three of us at lake erie time 9:42am