Photog Mommy

So... for those of you not close to our family we have some awesome news.  We are 4 months pregnant and expecting a little one in September.  We are so excited about all the new adventures coming our way.  However, my husband and I also want to make sure we make the transition for our son as easy as possible.  I came up with an idea for a place where Austin can go to share his feelings (both good and bad) and also make him feel special and connected to me still.  He's quite the "Momma's boy" and I don't want him to feel neglected.

I came up with a LOVE BOOK.  Just for me and him to write in.  

It's easy peasy to make and not too time consuming.  The look on his face when I gave it to him assured me that this is going to be something very special we will share.  

Here's what you need:
1. A Journal 
     I used a Blue composition book.
2. Crayons or Markers
3. Pictures and tape

We decided that we will pass the book back and forth, leaving it under each other's pillow when we are ready to share our pages.  He's been so excited to read and create each entry.  (It's also an awesome way to help him work on his sentence writing and reading)

Ultimately, I hope this helps him cope with a little less attention he might get once the baby arrives.  He's been the center of our universe for the last 6 years... so it might be a little hard to adjust.  

Page set up:
Page 1- I wrote him a message explaining the book
Page 2- I wrote basic rules that we need to follow.  (He even added on his own rule, that we can never ever rip out pages- Cute!!)
Page 3- I drew an example picture to show him how we will use it.

Page 4- His first entry.  :)  and on and on..... 

Any Suggestions.. please comment.  :)

1 comment:

  1. That is such an awesome idea! How special he must feel. It also will become the best keepsake.
    My son is 3.5 years older than my daughter & I remember worrying about it as well. I had a big brother gift at the hospital that Avery "gave" to him when he came for the first time. I also had a framed little picture of him with me to show him I was thinking about him while he was not able to be there. He did really well adjusting...its just when she was older when the turmoil started ).