Just a Thought

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Before I had my son, I had all these grand ideas of the things I was going to do to be the perfect mommy. I was going to keep a mommy journal of all of the changes that come with being his mother. I was going to keep up with his baby book and have it updated with all of his milestones. I am not happy to say that I haven’t quite kept up with those goals.

My solution was to do something that makes it easier for me to do. I decided to set up an email address for him. It’s something that he can later take over. It makes it easy for me to shoot him a note whenever. I have shared the email address with our family so that others can send him their love as well. I’m proud to say, I have actually been keeping up with this!

On the way to go and see Elmo, I sent him an email about that day. I explained that he loved Elmo and how excited he would be once we saw his fuzzy, red pal. Then I snapped a picture on my phone and attached it to the email so he could check it out later.

Most recently, I sent him an email of the first time he told me that he loved me unprompted. He told his dad months before and I was waiting for my turn. He delivered the goods on my birthday! How perfect. I hope that one day he really enjoys reading all of those emails and knowing how much his family loves him and enjoy watching him grow.

How do/did you keep up with your child’s milestones? Did the baby book work out for you?

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18 Responses to Just a Thought
  1. Baby Shopaholic
    October 10, 2011 | 8:49 am

    Suprisingly I suc at keeping up with stuff. I have not even worked on the baby book! I think about it all the time so I need to get it done to feel at peace!

  2. blueviolet
    October 10, 2011 | 9:49 am

    I have some things written in the baby books, but I also wrote them letters in a notebook. Also, I’m a scrapbooker so a lot of my sentiments can be found in my journaling on those pages.

  3. Erica
    October 10, 2011 | 9:50 am

    Cute idea! I print up my blog at the end of each year to keep up. I like the email idea.

  4. Optimistic Mom
    October 10, 2011 | 11:06 am

    Nice idea.
    I have a book, but I am behind in updating it. I have done picture cards, started doing picture folders online which I have really organized well. I am also trying to use the video recorder more often.
    It is tough to capture all those precious moments, all we can do it our very best.

  5. toi
    October 10, 2011 | 12:30 pm

    I have a journal I am writing my thoughts and messages to my baby. And I hope to keep it up. I might not update everyday but I will try my best to write down the important message I want baby to read when it time.

    Once baby is here I would like to keep up with photos and video recording too :).

  6. kita
    October 10, 2011 | 12:44 pm

    I had a book and I did good when the kids were hand babies but now not so much. My friend has to keep on me to make sure I take pictures because I always forget to capture the basic milestones. I need to do better I think blogging helps captures some moments.

  7. Amber
    October 10, 2011 | 12:46 pm

    I think I’m going to start doing that after her first birthday. I use the blog as my main source of documenting memories, but I like the intimacy of using an email account. That Google commercial where the dad emails his daughter from the moment she was born gets me every time!

  8. Denise
    October 10, 2011 | 2:13 pm

    Omg, that is such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing this. Times like this, you really start to appreciate technology 🙂

  9. Erica M
    October 10, 2011 | 3:53 pm

    I have three children and three blank baby books I received as gifts. I do take pictures, though. It will up to them to organize them after I’m gone, I guess. I can always save those baby books for when they have kids. Might make a cool re-gift.

  10. Kristin
    October 10, 2011 | 4:30 pm

    Awwwwwwww, I just love this idea!

  11. Cari
    October 10, 2011 | 7:07 pm

    I LOVE this idea! How sweet. I think I’m stealing it, just so you know…I am.

  12. Kate
    October 10, 2011 | 8:16 pm

    I’ve heard of people who do the email address & I love it, but I’ve never started it.

    I’m going to do that now though! You inspired me!

    I did keep a pregnancy journal the last pregnancy where I wrote every day just about what was going on with my day & how pregnancy was going etc etc.

    It’s fun to look back at & I hope my son likes it too.

  13. kateri
    October 10, 2011 | 8:20 pm

    No children yet, but I think this is one of the coolest ideas I have come across for a very personal way of celebrating your child.

  14. Mimi
    October 10, 2011 | 8:56 pm

    I started off good with updating her book, but then like you I went to the email option being that I am always on the computer. I think I am doing good with keeping up with her milestones. Unlike my son. I did horrible. I find myself now going back trying to do his book. I don’t want him to say his sister had a book and he didn’t.

  15. Joanne
    October 11, 2011 | 3:48 am

    My mom kept a baby book for me and my brother, but not for our little sister. This email thing seems so much easier and like such an awesome idea!

  16. Aracely
    October 11, 2011 | 6:34 am

    I am not good with the book either. I update her blog as much as possible with milestones and what she’s up to. I love your email idea.

  17. This Cookn' Mom
    October 11, 2011 | 8:18 am

    I have 3 baby books and they are all empty! I have pictures of my first born when she was a baby and I do not where they are. I never printed pics of my second child. I am trying to get things done with my last one as far a printing pics and writing.

    I love your idea!

  18. Natalie
    October 12, 2011 | 9:24 am

    That’s such a great idea. I’ve never thought of that…I might have to copy you!

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