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Thread: Things To Put In Scrapbook?
July 14th, 2012 04:59 PM #1
Things To Put In Scrapbook?Girl Names:
Annabelle Iris, Hattie Matilda, Leona Estelle, Tessa Catherine, and Valentina Ruby...
Benjamin Joel, Ciaran Russell, Julian Paul, Lucian Oliver, and Zachary Evan...
July 14th, 2012 07:48 PM #3
I know nothing about using sperm donors and what information is available to you, but I think if I was to grow up without my biological father, I'd like to know stuff like what he looks like (which you could get from the pics), height, what he did for a living, whereabouts in the country he's from, where he went to school, whether or not he went to university, number of brothers/sisters, ethnic background, perhaps a bit about his personality (his temperament, does he support football, rugby, baseball teams? Is he into art, films, literature, science? etc). Perhaps you could put this kind of info in with the photos. Hope this helps. Good luck
July 14th, 2012 10:00 PM #5Senior Member
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While I think it is fine to include a few pages in the scrapbook about the dad... my gut is telling me to focus on the things that your baby will know or have memories of when they look at it some day. Things such as -- a journal entry of "a day with baby"- where you chronicle what you do each hour with the baby-- write little notes about your thoughts/feelings and the baby's temperment/favorites -- then take some photos and add where appropriate. Do this every couple weeks. Add pages about your extended family and close friends-- people that the baby will know and someday say "haha look at Aunt so and so's funny hair or clothes." Make pages about "baby's first"-- which can be big things like first haircut, first tooth, first baby food, etc -- or little things like baby's first trip to the supermarket, baby's first thunderstorm, etc. Or baby's favorite toys at 6 months, baby's least favorite foods... When I look at my baby book or scrapbook pages of my daughters, we have fun remembering things together or getting a glimpse into that "slice of life" or what things were like that particular day when they were 9 months old. you know what I mean?
Not trying to be negative about including info about the sperm donor, but I wouldn't really build a photo and scrapbook memory around that sole fact. Sure, it's part of who the baby is/their history.... but think about why you are using a donor. To share your love and life with the child. Focus on that bond. Not the one he/she never had and never will have with their donor father.Wife to one great guy
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July 15th, 2012 01:15 PM #7
I would add pictures of yourself too, and maybe a family tree? I don't have a scrap book, but my mother gave me my first drawings, and I have a baby bangle and just things from school, like my first report etc.
When my sister sends out birthday cards to her immediate family (My parents, my brother and sister and I) she draws around my niece's hand and writes the date and how old she is at the time. I think that's a nice idea, you could do it the scrap book every know and again.
You could keep note of his/her height or weight and favourite toys/food etc.
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