I'm not actually doing a baby book, because honestly, I suck at that kind of thing. I know myself well enough to know that I wouldn't keep up with anything that requires me to keep track constantly, and fill in the blanks etc. Way too scatterbrained for that! What I am doing is trying to do scrapbook pages to tell the stories about him that I want to remember, and that I want him to know some day. Here are the four latest pages I've done (I was on a bit of a scrapbooking roll last week!)
These pages were all done using Studio Calico monthly kits. I tell ya, scrapbooking kits are a sleep deprived, busy Mummy's best friend! Last week I printed a stack of photos I'd been meaning to scrap, and now when I have a spare moment, I choose a photo or three, grab a kit that looks like it coordinates, and I whip out a page. I restrict myself to using the kit, which eliminates my usual problem of scrapbook product indecision-itis, whereby I can spend up to an hour just deciding what piece of patterned paper to use, and if I should really cut it or keep it for a "better" page. Well mama just doesn't have time for that kind of foolishness anymore!
As usual my approach to this scrapbooking thing is kinda random, but I do actually have a plan for a more structured album chronicling his first year. Look for that to be revealed sometime after April 11th.
For now all his pages will go into an All About Kieran album. I use the 12x12 American Crafts Modern Albums for my pages, since they can be adapted to hold different page sizes. Well, his pages will be put in there once I get around to actually purchasing it!