Recording baby’s first year (and my very first give away!)

8 Nov

My little guy is 12 weeks old today. 12 WEEKS, seriously, where has the time gone. I actually don’t want to think about it too much because it makes me a little sad that my tiny newborn is getting big, sometimes I wish I could just freeze time and keep him this little forever. (And then I remember what it’s like to kind of sleep through the night and I get happy again that time does move forward!).

Which brings me to today’s post… different ways to record your baby’s first year. I’ve only woken up now to do this, and I could kick myself that I’ve already lost 12 weeks. Anyway, I’ve set reminders on my phone for the 21st of every month going forward and I WILL capture a photo monthly.

Here are some cute ideas I found…

Love this photoshop tutorial from Young House Love

I also like the idea of placing baby in the same spot throughout the year to see how they are growing in comparison. Love this from Cheap Chic Nursery.

And this idea from Under the Sycamore

And so…. last but not least… I love the idea so much (even if I’m a little behind in my months), I decided to pull some creative director rank in my home and together with my darling graphic designer husband we came up with the following two designs of monthly (vinyl) stickers that you can use to capture those months that go by oh so quick.

Each sticker is 10cm in diameter and can be used a number of times to ensure you get the perfect photo each month. Stick them on their onesies, t-shirts, nappy bums etc, snap away with your camera and in a years time you’ll have some great photo evidence of how your little people have grown throughout the year. A great alternative to the standard gifts of bum cream and bath products at a baby shower  🙂

I’m selling them for R120 for a pack of 12, inclusive of postage. I am going to give a set away – all you need to do is ‘like’ my very very new Facebook page for the stickers. Any tweets will give you additional entries, and we’ll do the draw on Tuesday 13 Nov…

Pop over here if you are interested in buying some

14 Responses to “Recording baby’s first year (and my very first give away!)”

  1. Venessa November 8, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    These ROCK… Yay for you. Next baby shower I attend are getting these (although my age tends to be 40th parties at the moment)

  2. Sharon November 8, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

    What a cool idea, totally love this!

  3. Fabulous Mommy November 8, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    Just in time for my boys first birthday! Sob! Very clever idea.

    • colourgiggles November 8, 2012 at 10:19 pm #

      Maybe take a photo of them on their 1st birthday, and take the ‘same’ photo every year to see how they grow annually now. Happy Birthday for their special day

  4. mandimadeit November 8, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

    These are AWESOME! I have been planning to make something very similar – but quickly running out of time before BabyM arrives.


    • colourgiggles November 8, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

      Thank you 🙂 It’s crazy how the time flies the closer you get to baby arriving. So exciting for you!

  5. Dhesh November 8, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

    Love it!

  6. kristi fraser November 8, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    ah i really wish i had these from the start, what a lovely idea, so original, wish i thought of these things.

  7. KaRi November 9, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    Done, and done! What a lovilee idea!

  8. cupcakemummy November 9, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    How awesome is this? Nice one lady!

  9. Sam Choles November 13, 2012 at 6:11 am #

    Even if I don’t win a set I will definitely get some. Baby Boy Number 2 arrives in December and I’m wanting to soak up each and every moment with him. They grow so quickly. Sometimes I feel like I’ve had my eyes shut for 2 and 1/2 years.

    • colourgiggles November 13, 2012 at 11:20 pm #

      That’s exactly how I felt Sam, and often panic because I keep thinking Miles is our ‘last’ and I want to capture every second. They really do grow so quickly, if only we could bottle each stage. Imagine new born cuddles on tap when ever we wanted 🙂 Can’t believe your little guy is arriving so soon!!

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