We all like to take a journey down the memory lane and when it comes to reliving the special moments of pregnancy, it’s a happy feeling. Memories do fade with time, no matter how much we want to hold on to them. This is a reason we should take some extra effort to preserve them forever. And it is great fun; they never fail to bring back smiles and happy tears on your face when you look at them. If you are wondering how to document your pregnancy journey to make a memoir, here are some ideas:
Write a journal: This is easy. If you are an emotional and thoughtful person, I am sure you do believe in journaling your feelings and giving your emotions an outlet through words. Maintain a separate journal during pregnancy and write about all your feelings, right from the start — from seeing the two pink lines on your pregnancy test kit, to feeling the baby’s kicks, to planning your labour partner — everything. Imagine pulling the journal out and reading it five years later. Nostalgia.
Go for a photo shoot: Pregnancy photo shoot is a thing these days. Couples decide on a theme, like a jungle theme, Aqua theme or even something wacky as a Halloween theme. There are specialised photographers whom you can contact to get a shoot done. This album will be the most cherished one after your wedding album. Capturing those moments in photographs is like keeping those moments alive forever.
Shoot videos: Short videos of every special moment are another way of preserving the memories. Having videos capturing the expressions of your partner and family when you break the news, go for the sonography together will give you goosebumps when your rerun them once your kids are all grown-up.
Click pictures that mean something: There is so much you can do with pictures. You don’t have to mindlessly click over 2k pictures and jam your memory card. Instead, click pictures that have some meaning to it. Like clicking your picture in the same outfit to show how your baby bump is growing or clicking a selfie with your sonography reports with some cute message and make an album out of it.
Visit places of significance: Yes, you will click pictures then too, but go to places that are worth a visit during your pregnancy. I am not talking about visiting the doctor or the restaurant to eat your favourite meal. But places like your college or the spot where you first met your husband, places where you went when dating and click pictures and preserve the memories. Imagine talking to your teenager how you met each other and then showing the pictures how you included her to a visit to those special places during pregnancy. Aren’t you teary eyed already?
Write letters to your baby: This is another emotional way to document your pregnancy journey. Create an email id for your child and write letters to her about your pregnancy experiences. Give her the id and password once she is able enough to relate to your experiences. In this way, those memories will be cherished even more.