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I'm one of those types that must document absolutely everything - so we picked up a baby book for our new little girl while we were out shopping last weekend. I had flipped through it and liked that there was a separate page for each month of the first year, thought that was kind of neat. But I sat down and looked through every page today, and now I'm just irritated.
It's really standard, I guess - who was mommy's doctor, which hospital was baby born at, a spot for the hospital bracelet, a full two pages devoted to coming home from the hospital. Ugh.
Then there's a complete lack of anywhere to document baptism/christening/anything religious, AND all about baby's first day of school (when we'll be homeschooling) ... but those are really vents for other boards.
It just irks me that I'm going to have to tweak so much to make it applicable for MY baby. I realize homebirth isn't the norm, but come on. ARE there any more homebirth-friendly baby books out there? Anyone seen one? I'm really tempted to return this one and keep shopping, but I'm afraid they'll all be the same.
mom to Rachael, 9 ~ Milly, 5 ~ foster mom to R, 1
I got baby books made for people specifically of my religion so it does have the religious stuff in it. I did have to cross out a lot of stuff that said "doctor" or "hospital" or "coming home" for both Cameron and Fritz. But we also homeschool so I had to cross out stuff about going to school. And we don't vaccinate so I had to cross that page out, too. I'm pretty used to having to alter things like that because I make a lot of choices that are outside of the mainstream. I would love a baby book that is for homebirthing homeschooling people, but I doubt that'll ever be made.
~Heather, wife to Jamie (15 years; June 5, 1998) and mom to
Ani - 14 (February 15, 2000), Cameron - 12 (October 3, 2001),
Fritz - 7 (July 11, 2006), and Adrian - 5 (June 19, 2008) Smaller on the Outside