Pregnancy Journal

Has anyone started one or ever written one?  I've thought about it but I'm not even sure what I'd write, especially with it being so early into the whole thing.  I dont feel any different or anything like that....

Posted on August 27, 2012 at 3:43 am
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I think it's a great idea! I thought about starting one but have never been any good at keeping journals and honestly the things I would write now would be, "I am so sick and tired of being sick and tired!!!" LOL

Posted on August 27, 2012 at 5:11 am
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LOL!!!  I'm like you, I'll start something but after awhile I stop haha. 

Posted on August 27, 2012 at 5:16 am
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I did keepa  diary or record of events during TTC, especially during my IUI and IVF treatments.  Sorta like what you see in at the bottom of member signatures of infertility forums.  It helped to have the info ready for my doctors but I also documented experiences in short form.  I wrote down information from medication dosages and follicle sizes to things like "fought with prescription provider" and "infertility yoga with friend at the fertility center."  It's bittersweet to read back on it and see what DH and I went through in the past two years to get our BFP.  I have been continuing this writing style with my post-BFP visits with the RE and writing things down like heart rates and embryo sizes.  But I don't plan on blogging about my emotions or writing paragraph entries to describe my pregnancy.  I'm much to lazy for that.

Posted on August 27, 2012 at 5:17 am
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lol @dmn.........I think I'm too lazy for it too. haha

Posted on August 27, 2012 at 5:36 am
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I did one! I started it the day I did my pregnancy test. I love looking back on it now that my boys are 4, especially from the day we discovered we were expecting twins! Sometimes I'd write pages and pages, sometimes just a few lines.

I still write in it now, I used to write every month to tell them all about their development and once they were born all their progress. I write in it when 'special things' happen - like Obama being elected etc. It's great for recording all their funny little personality quirks etc - I've forgotten so much already so I can't imagine how little I'd remember when they're adults!

TBH I had thought I was going to have a girl so I would be able to give her the books when she's older....I got 2 boys who probably won't care when they're older - hopefully their future wives will like them instead!!! Lol
Posted on August 27, 2012 at 9:37 am
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thanks for joining us Canooknic!

Posted on August 27, 2012 at 10:30 am
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In retrospect, I guess sometime later I would like to do a scrapbook of sorts.  I already have pics of my embryos and two u/s pics at 6 weeks and at 7 weeks.  that's already three pics of the little bean!

Posted on August 27, 2012 at 10:32 am
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I wasn't going to join the group, but I love my journal so much I had to comment!!!

I hope you all have lovely easy pregnancies xxx
Posted on August 27, 2012 at 11:42 am
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Hmm......maybe I'll at least attempt one.  Even if it's just a note jotting down something from the day.  I think it'd be fun to definitely do one when they're older, like you said, and record their little personalities and all that.  You never know, your sons' future wives may LOVE those books!

Posted on August 28, 2012 at 12:16 am
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I will write one ones I got my BFP. My sister who's a midwifery gave me a nice pregnancy diary called "40 weeks in Mommy's belly" (simple translation). There you asked to wrote down every week what you have experienced. There are questions like, how your feeling, what fast the first thing you bought for the LO, did you have craving attacks and measurments of LO. Also you can put pics of everything in it. The last apge of the book is the birthstory with first pic of you with LO.


I think it's a nice idea to show this to your kids when they are older.


 


Somethink like this


http://www.amazon.com/My-Baby-Book-Keepsake-Journal/dp/030746542X/ref=pd_sim_b_5

Posted on August 28, 2012 at 1:04 am
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I did a blog and am so glad. So nice and emotionl reading through old posts.
Posted on September 24, 2012 at 1:52 am
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I just bought a journal this past weekend! I think that will be more for my personal thoughts and such, but I think we will start a blog once we announce it, so our family can read since they don't live close to us.

Posted on September 24, 2012 at 5:37 pm
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I just bought the same 40 Weeks +: The essential pregnancy organizer.  It's about $20 and organizes everything I need...plus makes a great momento.  You can find it on Amazon.com

Posted on September 25, 2012 at 7:54 am

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