I'm starting to envision Truman's baby book. I hated the cutesyness of Everett's baby book, and how it limited me to its subjects and ideas. I'm going to use this extended (and to-be-revised) blog post as a workbook for my giganormous project. And you, my blog public, can help!
I've been looking through my scrapbooking, design and Martha mags for some ideas and I came up with a layout from an article in (what else) the February Martha Stewart Living. I bought a slightly damaged 12x12 scrapbook that I plan on recovering and expanding. Here's my two-page layout idea:
I think I'm going to title the book, "making truman." Does it sound a little too much like I'm God? Who knows. My real question is, what to put in it?
My first two-page layout will be (as shown above), Mom and Dad ... meet sarah and jonathan. Here's the idea for the "collage" spread:
Enough with the pretty talk. Let's get to work.
- Mom and Dad
meet sarah and jonathan
a brief description of mom and dad, how they met, when they married
- My brother
everett jonathan hanson
about my brother everett, things he likes, a few pics of his birth
- My family
life before me
collage page - things my family likes to do together, pics of cool things we've done, important events
- One big happy...
my family tree
image of the family tree, maybe some fun facts about different family members
- Family planning
I was wanted!
collage page - sonogram images, planning for my birth, pregnancy test, mom's thoughts, feeling you move, ??
- It's not easy
the pregnancy was hard
text pages, all about the difficult times
- 240 days
time spent in mama's belly
big image of late belly shot, lots of belly pics
my prenatal diet
collage page - of images of food I ate, cravings, fun pregnancy facts
blessing way and shower
big image from blessing way, page of notes written by attendees at blessing way and shower?
- about a name
truman thomas hanson
big image of names, i.e.
loyal, honestafter president Harry S Truman
and narrative about why we picked it, pics of my dad and harry
from darkness into light
big first image, facts: arrival date, due date, labor, hospital, doctor, weight, eyes, hair, length,
- loves comes rushing in
gifts, mementos, visitors from my first days
bracelets, little cards, notes from visitors, hospital souvenirs
- all my little parts
perfect in so many ways
double collage pages of images of truman and closeups of him and his cute body parts, maybe footprints?