When it comes to pregnancy, many of us are too focused on the arrival of Baby to really enjoy and celebrate the nine months prior. While it is important to recognise that every mum-to-be experiences a different journey, it is too easy to just let the time go by without certain aspects being noted.
In hindsight, it is easy to say you wish you had recorded such and such a thing, but hindsight is a beautiful thing – here are ten things you might want to record.
1. The date you found out
Over time you will forget the date you found out that your whole world was to change.
2. Where you were and how you felt when you found out
Whether it was in the bathroom at home, in the doctor’s office or even in a friend’s take a note of where you where and how you felt.
3. How long before you had to resort to maternity wear
It is easy to forget the day you finally had to say goodbye to your normal clothes in favour of something a little bigger – although not everyone wants to remember this moment!
4. Every single baby bump change
If you’re feeling creative, why not take a weekly or even daily snap of your bump; when Baby is here you’ll be able to look back at your changing shape.
5. The moment you tell your other children
This is a huge moment in their life and deserves to be recorded with video and pictures.
6. The day you let the rest of the family know
And how they reacted, particularly if it was funny!
7. Trips to the doctor
These are the things you forget, but when your little baby is all grown up and people ask you about certain aspects of your pregnancy, it’s good to know you’ve got it written down somewhere.
8. Foods you craved
Especially if it was something really, really disgusting!
9. Weird dreams you had
During pregnancy you are sure to experience very vivid and often weird dreams – make sure you take note of them!
10. Baby names you were thinking about
You’ll probably go through a lot – and you’ll forget most of them as quickly as you dismiss them.