May 14, 2012

sneak peak reveal #5

the 3rd reveal is project #5 (are you getting confused yet) and the biggest and most important of all the reveals! to check out all the sneak peaks go here.. to check out the other reveals.. just scroll down people. hehe :) this is a book that is more dear to me than any other book i've ever created not because of all the classes i'm taking lately, not because its has some really excited new technique i've learned but because this is the book about how my life is about to change... forever. without further ado here is...

project #5

what could all this colorful sneak peak be that's bringing a huge change?? how about a...

yep! that's right we are expecting! 

so i'm going to take you through the journal up to the current point & with future posts i'll continue to show what's going on through this book! 
the die-cut says; from: you're mommy & daddy
to: our precious little one. this is your story as much as ours. i hope we can give you all you deserve to grow strong & be the person you desire♥

 a little finding holding up the banner which goes a crossed the whole book.

 a basic grey magnet closer being held on with ribbon 

 the covers & this closer flap is all made of him holtz grunge paper & just to give it a little extra durably i sewed down all the edges.

 the inside. 1st page. yep! i saved it! the positive pee test. 

 back of the handmade vellum envelope. kiss kiss

this to-do list as been a huge help with all things getting ready. for priority in timing and there are even quite a few things i would have never thought of in there. 

remember me telling you i love tabs.. here ya go!! 1 tab a week. all cut with my cricut using the fabulous finds cart. so lets go forward with each week - cause they are all a little different

 the week i took the pee test i was already 6 weeks! 
a couple things i try & do every week 
1. a print out from consisting of 3 things 
baby stats & how he's growing
what's going on with my body 
week's activity
i get this emailed to me every monday & look forward to them every week!

the 2nd thing i try and always do is a mommy stats sheet which i hand write on a diecut - here its the yellow plaid with green oval swirl.. my stat sheet always has the same info
date: week: weight: belly: cravings/food:
its been fun to watch these little things become not so little and change
some weeks i add in sonograms & some belly shots this week (week #7) its the former which i've made a mini layout & am keeping it safe in a 6x6 sheet protector 

 the reverse side of the sheet protector is the 3rd thing i like to add every week - also included in the email i get every monday - a picture of what baby looks like that week

 8 weeks
normally i add in a little writing of what happened that week, doc visits or what we're doing in preperationn 

 9 weeks

 10 weeks - a lot happened here 

the blue envelope says: "enclosed... nursery inspiration board ideas, a couple random names, top 5 thing to do as of today, a random note. all written on this date 2-23-12

11 weeks 
again another busy week with a dr appointment including sonogram & another envelope 

the envelope says: the 1st "real" maternity shopping spree with nana B to international mall's destination maternity, H&M & baby gap (way to cute) 
included: all he tags & receipts from the shopping trip 2-27-12

 11 week sonogram layout 

 reverse side layout 

12 weeks
see the little hand on his forehead? he's a little drama baby.. just like his mommy 

14 weeks
belly shot layout

 i keep these layouts as simple as possible cause remember i am updating this journal every week + i'm doing other projects + planning a nursery + taking naps & eating... all the time! :)

15 weeks
16 weeks
an easter picnic - sorry i didn't take the layout out of the sheet protector this picture is terrible.. anyway the chalk board says 16 weeks 4-8-12

17 weeks
nursery painting & curtains chart
layout of our 1st gift! fun!

 gift layout

on the reverse side a belly shot (outside of sheet protector) 

 18 weeks

another gift layout

 19 weeks
our detailed sonogram

we had so many pictures to bring home.. i had to get a little creative as to how i was going to display them all

 20 weeks
"we're 1/2 way to meeting each other!"

 20 week belly shot
little sweetie is making me a big momma!

right now i'm in week 21

so that's the big reveal & change
what you think? i know its simple no fancy techniques or anything but it is something i can  share with jr when he gets older about our special time when he was growing in momma's belly
if you're a momma did you do any kind of journal? i'd love to hear about it. 



  1. Woooo Hooooo super congratulations to you both, so pleased for you and loving the sneak peak reveals, take care Doreen x

  2. OMG! The commitment to creating such a great book for Junior! I love it! Such a treasure! I can't believe that you are halfway there already!

    Love you!

  3. FINALLY you have spilled the beans we've all been waiting for!! *happy dance* You have the cutest little tummy ever, even if you eat constantly nothing of it seems to end up anywhere on your body - you lucky duck! You will browse this book when baby is a teenager and remember the months of waiting and longing. It's a wonderful book you are compiling for Junior! You look practically radiant Bekah, absolutely adorable! xoxox