In this day and age there is an abundance of journals. They come in every color, shape and form that you could ever imagine. You can have them made to look really professional like a published book complete with photos and delicate print. Or you can choose many of the hundreds available where you can write your own thoughts in your own handwriting.
Last weekend we had a garage sale and I had to go through our giant armoire full of books so I could pick out the ones I wanted to sell. I came across the baby journal that I had gotten for Serophina when she was little. It’s an organizer and a keepsake book that has little pockets for memorabilia and each year has categories for birthdays, favorite things, the world around you, etc.
As soon as I came across it, I had to sit down and flip through it. I was filled with warm fuzzies as I read the description I had written about the day we brought her home and other heartfelt moments. Unfortunately, I had only filled out a small portion of the book and so most of it was empty.
Now that she is four and a half years old, I wish so badly that I had recorded every detail of when she was a baby and toddler. I am proud of myself for starting the book, but somewhere along the way it got lost in the shuffle of daily life and was left unfinished.
I will try my best to record more for Saioa’s baby years but knowing myself, the same thing will probably happen. Maybe I should set aside a block of time every month to write in Saioa’s baby journal (which I have yet to buy).
Do you have any ideas for keeping up with a baby journal?