When you were a baby, did your parents keep a baby book for you that detailed all of your growth spurts and “firsts”? I had one that was extremely detailed thanks to my sisters who really recorded every single moment in my life as a baby.
When Lea was born, I immediately knew that I wanted to have a baby book for her. While you can still find some in your nearest bookstore, I managed to go a little step farther and found one that you build online. Yep, baby books are now internet friendly! Who knew?
At babychapters.com, you can do exactly that. And I’ve been uploading and writing as much as possible, detailing Lea’s first year with us. It’s pretty amazing to look at all of the photos and such that are up there (and you can share it with anyone you’d like as well), but there are a few kinks in this program that still needs to be worked out (can’t upload Quicktime videos, photos have weird caption options etc.) but at least it can never get old and yellowed with age.
That being said, there are still many tangible things that I have filed away that I want Lea to have when she’s older – the bracelets on her arms and ankles from when she was in the hospital, her first report of when she was born, ultrasound pictures, and now her new certificate for her first haircut (complete with lock of hair). I guess sometimes you still have to have the “old fashioned way” to make your mark.