Arianna’s first year wasn’t my easiest. I struggled with the sleepless nights and learning to be a mum to both a baby and a toddler. But i also LOVE the tiny baby phase and i wanted to make sure I was documenting the special moments unfolding.
Soon after her birth I set up a note in Evernote ‘Arianna Month-by Month‘. Whenever i thought of something sweet she’d done, or a new milestone she’d hit, i’d make a note. I also set my phone to remind me to jot a few notes on Thursday afternoons, a time when i was very often in a coffee shop in the right frame of mind.
To create the book i used the Blurb ‘Book’ module. I chose two of my favourite pictures from each month and formatted the monthly notes i’d been making. I worked on it Wednesday afternoons during the summer in one of my favourite libraries. It became something i really looked forward to each week.
As with all my projects there’s a few things i wish i could change (the font on the binding; a few photos i wish i could re-take etc ) but i’m so glad i have this as a beautiful memento of our sweet Arianna’s first year.