Before long, most new parents find themselves adrift in a jumble of precious trinkets: tiny shoes, well-loved toys, embroidered gowns, the lock of hair from baby's first trim. With some creativity, you can use these things to create a poetic record of the first years of life.
Dress up a blank book with a simple fabric cover, then fill the pages with your thoughts, dreams, and worries during your pregnancy and beyond. Begin by keeping a list of prospective baby names -- sure to fuel a memorable exchange someday.
Check out our other memory keeping projects for Baby: Book of Firsts, Baby's Time Capsule, Book of Good Wishes, Memory Binder, Framed Memento: Hand over Hand, Framed Memento: Shadow Boxes, Arranging Photographs.