When I was pregnant Mike brought home a pretty little journal for me to document my pregnancy and Ava’s childhood. I write in it as if I am writing to her and will give it to her to read when she is older.
I must admit that there are a lot more entries from when I was pregnant than since Ava was born … I had more time back then! I write in it honestly and with an open heart about all of the laughs and frustrations and everything inbetween.
I like journals with a leather cover, as they seem to stand the tests of time. This suede wrap journal from Kate’s Paperie is hand crafted in Italy and I just love the color options! Fill up the pages with tales of morning sickness and interrupted sleep … oh and of course first words, steps, and smiles.
This delightful “Smile” journal by Jenni Bick comes in yellow, black, pink, and green and can be personalized [embossed]!
I also came across a great article from Quinn Creative on making your own journal – tons of links! Get out that pen and start writing!! XO.