Maybe it’s because I’m on my third pregnancy and have a nearly-three-year-old and four-year-old at home, but I just don’t have the time to devote to documenting this pregnancy. I love reading my journal of when I was pregnant with my first, about the first kicks, ultrasounds, and growth stats. There is no such journal for my second pregnancy, and I really wish I would have taken the time to take note of a few special memories.
We hesitated finding out the sex of our first child, so we opted for a more special reveal when were ready. Our OB wrote down the sex on a piece of paper, and folded it into a paper crane so that we couldn’t easily peek. At a very special dinner with both of our families and friends, we opened the crane and found out that we would be having a baby boy. I wish so dearly that I would have taken a photo of the crane or the reveal, or even taken a video to share with my father that lives across the country.
Fortunately with the digital age and social media expanding to epic proportions, there are more products released every day to make life easier for sharing and documenting moments, memories, feelings and events. One of my favorites to date is The Day Baby Was Born.
Tommee Tippee, the number-one brand of infant and toddler feeding products in Great Britain, recently introduced a new, free and easy way for parents to capture the once-in-a-lifetime story of their journey through pregnancy. The new site, The Day Baby Was Born is a free Web application that lets parents-to-be capture their own personal story from the moment they know there’s a baby on the way, to the day their baby is born. After the birth of their child, parents can use the application to easily create a storybook that details their journey through pregnancy and provides a glimpse of what the world looked like on their child’s birth day.
Essentially this is an easy, online baby journal that doesn’t beg for those extra hours, perfect handwriting, and stain-free effort that baby books demand. I don’t know about you, but I have about two halves of two baby journals filled out for both of my children. I cannot see the day in the future that I’ll have the moment to fill them out. This site is quick, user friendly, and perfectly blends the use (plus added privacy) of Facebook and photo sharing sites by centralizing all of the information for family and friends to visit at their leisure.
I know I am online at least 70% more now then 4 years ago when I became a parent. Generally speaking, parents are online so much more these days. For me, online sharing is a much easier way to quickly document moments and milestones. I will eventually fill out those baby books — because there is nothing quite as special as flipping the pages of an old baby book-but for sharing purposes and documentation, this online site is really fantastic. I’ve been able to share and document very important and unique-to-this-pregnancy moments with my family and close friends, such as our recent fetal echocardiogram and the day that we found out that our CVS results came back normal after a pretty hefty scare.
The Day Baby Was Born application helps parents chronicle and save the story of their baby’s journey into the world, as well as news and facts on the day itself. Users can include all or some of the following, depending on how much time they want to spend:
Remembering Milestones and Well-Wishes: Parents can use The Day Baby Was Born application to announce their pregnancy and their baby’s birth on Facebook. Once posted, the app automatically gathers the Facebook wall responses from friends and family and adds them to the storybook, preserving these memories forever.
Capturing and Sharing Your Story: Mom or Dad can keep a personal journal chronicling each week of Mom and baby’s journey to the birth day. The Day Baby Was Born application even provides a guided journaling tool to help parents tell the story of their baby’s birth.
The Day You Were Born: Users can capture a glimpse of what the world looked like on the day their baby arrived, choosing from a list of top news items, entertainment and lifestyle headlines, the top books and music, baby’s horoscope, sports information, weather, stock-market information and U.S. facts.
Authoring a Letter to Baby: Welcoming a new baby is often accompanied by overwhelming emotions. Parents can capture and share those feelings with their child by writing a Letter to Baby, preserving forever how they felt on the day their baby entered the world.
Telling Your Baby Story through Photos: Parents can choose to upload images from their pregnancy and baby’s first days to help illustrate the page of their personalized storybook.
Throughout the process, users can export and share sections of their storybook with their friends and family on Facebook, and once their child is born, parents can both share the full-color storybook on Facebook and download it to their computer to keep and treasure forever.
Tommee Tippee GIVEAWAY!
I’m giving away the two following products from Tommee Tippee to one of you:
A convenient bottle feeding starter kit
Includes: 4x 9fl oz bottles, 2x 5fl oz bottles, 3x formula dispensers, 1x bottle and nipple cleaner
Nipple mimics natural feel, flex and movement of breastfeeding
Allows for easy transition between breast and bottle
Wide neck nipple for easier latch on
Anti-colic, anti-gas, advanced easi-vent valve
BPA & Phthalate Free
Graduations in mls and ounces
Hygiene Cap seals the nipple for travel
The soft silicone cup with innovative massaging ripples mimics a baby’s natural feeding action, giving mom maximum comfort.
Four suction levels allow for efficient expression, controlled by mom to suit her needs and comfort. Ideal for moms that regularly express.
Easy to clean and assemble
Soft silicone cup flexes and stretches to fit comfortably
Perfect for in or out of the home
Electric or battery operated
Tell me your most memorable/special part of your pregnancy, or a pregnancy of someone close to you.
Sign up for The Day Baby Was Born and let me know you did.
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Contest runs from today, September 12th until Monday, September 26th at midnight, PST. Good luck!