Cynthia - posted on 04/22/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
I want to take a step away from all the criticism and putting down that I've been seeing a lot lately in all the communities I'm in.
I also want to take a step away from all the stressful and overwhelming topics that I know we all need advice and support with.
I want us all to reflect on how precious our little ones are, and how fast this time goes when they are so little and innocent... So with this thread, I want everyone to describe what you are doing to keep this time in your memories.
Let's tell each other what "mementos" of babyhood we are keeping for our children. It'll be interesting to see what other mothers are doing, and maybe we can get ideas from each other!
For my daughter, these are the things I have been doing: I'm keeping a baby book and have been keeping up on it every month so far. I just started a journal for her (which I wish I would've started when she was born or even before) with my thoughts and feelings about her, and what her life has been like and such. I take a million pictures, a lot of which I put in her baby book but many don't fit and I have been doing a bunch of mini-albums with those. I'm also keeping some of my favorite outfits of hers and some special things (like her first Halloween costume, first Christmas stocking, etc.) that I hope to find a chest for someday that I will collect all these things in... maybe moreso for me than for her!