How I really wish we could recall every second of our life inside our mother’s womb and understand the emotions I went through while I came out of that safe haven. I have always felt amazed when I see pictures of baby’s in the womb.
I have always wanted to know how my mother felt when she got to know that she was pregnant. I am 26 years old now and when I asked my mom recently about her pregnancy days, but she couldn’t recall much. It was upsetting. But I guess, at that time, at least Indian mothers never knew the advantages of keeping a pregnancy journal.
A pregnancy journal is the best way to keep track of all the changes that you go through on your way to motherhood. It also helps you keep a record of the kind of diet you followed, how much of weight you put on in each trimester, detailed report of your scans and medications, your belly growth. In addition to that you can also keep track of when you felt the first movement, the first kick, the happiness you felt when you felt the first kick, your husband’s reaction on hearing the news and your family’s reaction.
Keeping track of your pregnancy helps you remember and recollect those days any time you want to. In the same way when your children ask you about their early years, you will be able to explain things to them. It is always good to keep a journal for your children, this will help them learn more about themselves and their surroundings. They will learn to love the small things in life and appreciate each day.
Fill your journal with lots of pictures with each stage of your pregnancy, this will add more life to your journal and it will also be a learning experience for your children. In case you are thinking on how to make your pregnancy a lively experience, start recording it. Have a great pregnancy.