Before Lorelai was born, I was given a "Baby's First Year" book to record all of Lorelai's milestones, teething victories and growth anomalies. I did that pretty diligently. I hope to do this with all my children to come.
No, I'm not naive enough to think I'll keep as good of records with subsequent children, but my intentions are to do so. We'll see how I fare.
So, what do you do after the first year? Yes, I have a blog, but I don't blog about EVERY cute thing she does. Let's face it, there's so much cute spewing out of her, that y'all might just burst.
I often hear parents say "gosh, I wish I had journaled all the funny things the kids did and said." I don't want to have to say that. So, I was looking everywhere for a great sturdy journal I could use to chronicle her life randomly when I wanted to jot down things she had done.
Then I found the store Deckled Edge Bindery on Etsy. There were some journals the owner made that I loved, but they weren't exactly yelling "Lorelai!" So, I contacted Shenaynay (I'll call her that, because her name isn't published on her page, so I'm not sure if she wants me to share it) and she was willing to do a custom piece for me.
Not even two weeks later, I got my custom piece of awesomeness in the mail. With over 100 pages of very thick paper (so I can use my Sharpie fine points) and sturdy, girly and pretty binding, I now have a journal that I can keep and fill randomly with kind words, thoughts, and memories for me to cherish until one day Lorelai wants to keep it and share it with her children.
Thanks, "Shenaynay" for all your help! I love the journal and Lorelai will too!!!