This file has pregnancy page ideas including sonograms, baby showers, pregnancy ABC list, and documenting a pregnancy.
Also see Pregnancy, Childbirth and Miscarriage and Stillbirth.



Page Toppers

  • About to Pop
  • As You Grew So Did I
  • Baby on Board
  • Coming Soon...
  • Getting Ready for Baby
  • Great Expectations
  • Hip, Hip, Pooh-Ray,
    There's a Baby on the Way!
  • Lady in Waiting
  • Pink or Blue, We Love You
  • Pregnant Pause
  • Ready for Baby (nursery)
  • She's Having a Baby
  • Showers of Blessings
  • Someone is Waiting
  • Splendid Surprise
  • There is a Great Joy Coming
  • There Will be Showers of Gifts
  • Think Pink
  • Under Construction
  • Waiting for Baby
  • We Can Bearly Wait
  • Weighting for You
    (weight chart and scales)
  • We're Pregnant!
  • Which Will it Be a He or a She
  • Will it Be a Huntin' Buddy
    or a Shopping Pal

Blooming Bellies

Take a photo each month, silhouette the pictures and use gardening pots (clay pots) across the bottom of the page. On each pot label the time frame i.e. one month, two months, etc. Then cut out sticks of different lengths so the pictures are staggered across the page and put a picture on each stick.


Songs about Pregnancy



Pregnancy ABC List

A - addition to the family, adorable, alterations, amniocentesis, announcements, anticipation, APGAR, awaiting the arrival, awesome
B - baby, baby carriage, big changes, birth, birth announcement, blessing, bonding, booties, boy or girl?, breathing
C - calendar, cards, celebrating, changes, charts, christening, coming soon, congratulations, contractions, cousins, cravings, c-section
D - daddy, delivery, diapers, dilation, doctor appointments, dreams, due date
E - eager, eating, elation, emotional, enormous, exercise, exhaustion, expanding, expectations
F - false labor, family, father, fatigue, feelings, first photo (ultrasound), food cravings, footprints
G - gaining weight, gestation, gifts, girl or boy?, grandparents
H - happy, hearing the heartbeat, heartburn, high chair, holidays, hopes, hormones, hospital
I - ideas (for nursery, etc.), important info, incredible, indigestion, infant
J - jitters, joy, junior, just the two of us
K - keepsakes, kicking, kidding around, kin, kissing
L - labor, labor coach, lamaze classes, lotion, love, lullaby
M - maternity clothes, midwife, miracle, mommy, mods, morning sickness
N - names, nausea, natural childbirth, nicknames, nursery
O - obstetrician, offspring, ouch!, our family, outings, overdue, overjoyed
P - pacing, pink or blue?, plans, plump, pregnancy test, proud parents, Push!
Q - queasy, questions, quickening, quiet time, quotes
R - radiant, rattle, recreation, reflections, religious events, rest
S - shopping, showers, sonogram, splish splash, stork, stretch marks, stroller
T - thoughts, toys, trimesters, twins?
U - ultrasound, umbilical cord, unbelievable, unforgettable
V - vacations, vitamins, visitors
W - waiting, walking, we (Mom and Dad then Mom, Dad and baby), weight gain, welcome home
X - eXciting, eXtra special moments, relaXation, XL
Y - yarn (for knitting), yawning, you (thoughts about the baby), yowling
Z - amaZing, zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zwieback, zzzzz



Baby Showers


Baby Shower Thank You

I'm really glad that you could come
To help surprise my mother.
Sit down, relax, enjoy yourselves
And chat with one another.

Sorry that I can't be with you
To share in mommy's shower
But you see I'm very busy
Cause I'm growing more each hour.

Though I'm not here to thank you
For the special gift you brought
My family and I are grateful . . .
We appreciate the thought.

I'll be arriving shortly
I'm as happy as can be
So after I've been home a while
Please come and visit me.


Another Thank You

I'm sending this little message
to convey to you this thought
The stork will soon have left me
to use the gifts that you've brought

Thanks for the lovely welcome
you have given me today,
and when you see the stork fly by
you'll know I've come to stay

Be sure to come and see me
As soon as I get here.
Just give my mommy time
To dress me up so dear.

I thank you from my tiny heart
for the lovely gifts for me,
Cause when I've left my Mommy
I'll not be dressed, you see.


Baby Shower Album Idea

(This idea uses older idea books and stickers. It would be easy to alter to fit new products--just keep the pages simple. It could also be an individual project.)

A
Baby
Celebration

It's a shower for a mother-to-be or mother of a new baby. You need someone to host it just like a class coordinator. Figure the cost of the album with all the stickers, die-cuts, etc. Divide that by the number of participants plus a little extra for a gift certificate for the mother. The host needs to collect the money ahead of time. This is not a home class, you aren't giving any materials away or doing your regular presentation.

Before the shower:
Use a 12"X12" album. Start with the back of the first page and write (in pencil) the letter A. Label the other pages for the rest of the alphabet. Keep the pages in the book so that at the shower you can show how easy it is to take the book apart and put it together. Make the title page ahead of time ( . . . . 's ABC album).

Use Idea Books and Congratulations kits to make the pages (Vol IV, Vol V, and Fast Formula). Below are the layouts for each letter. The a or b after a page number means top (a) or bottom (b).

Letter Idea found in . . .
A is for Announcement - V p.27a       B is for Birthday - kit with party hat
C is for Celebrate - kit with balloons       D is for Daddy - kit with tools
E is for Egg Hunt - V p.8b       F is for Fall - kit with leaves
G is for Grandparents - V p.76b       H is for Halloween - V p.17a
I is for Insects - FF p.64b       J is for Jingle Bells - FF p.48a
K is for Keepsake - FF p.22-23       L is for Love - kit with bear, hearts
M is for Mommy - FF p.49a       N is for New Years - V p.3a
O is for Opening Presents - FF p.33b
P is for Pets - IV p.50b . . . or . . . P is for Picnic - FF p.25b
Q is for Quilts - IV p.70a       R is for Rock-a-Bye - FF p.29a
S is for Summer Fun - FF p.65b       T is for Toys - IV p.41a
U is for Umbrella - V p.58b       V is for Vacation - FF p.12b
W is for Winter - kit with snow       X is for eXcellent - V p.12a
Y is for Yawn - V p.26b       Z is for Zoo - FF p.29b

Use ziploc bags for the stickers, die-cuts, short cuts, etc. for each letter. Also include an index card with the letter, what it stands for, and where the idea is found.

Don't take materials to sell but take your cropping tools. This is a time to celebrate with the Mother-to-be, not a home class. Do take plenty of business cards. When they see how easy and fun scrapbooking is and they may want to coordinate a Home Class or attend a workshop.

At the Shower:
Give a brief introduction and show participants how to use the cropping tools. Take apart the album and have each person draw for the page they will make. Remember that B and C are grouped together, etc. So, they will make the letter on the front and the back. Give them the corresponding supplies to complete their page including the idea book. While they are working, pass around the cover of the album for each person to write something sentimental and sign. (Kimberly in TX)



Sonograms


Sonogram Page Toppers


Coming Soon...

(Yves Gagne)

There he is, sleeping,
right there inside you;
he is gently moving,
to him every movement is new.

He feels safe and warm,
he knows he is soft and fragile;
he can't wait to be in your arms,
and see your beautiful smile.

For he knows you are beautiful,
he can feel it through your love;
which happens to be plentiful,
something you'll always have enough of.

Soon he shall be with you,
bringing you tears of joy;
then you will know just what to do,
to take care of this baby boy.


Ultrasound Poem to Give With Photo

(Teri Harrison, this can be adapted for niece, nephew, etc.)

Here's a little peak at me,
it shows I'm on my way,
Little grandchildren like me
don't happen everyday.


Ultrasound Poem

Running errands and talking on the phone,
I am pleasantly reminded that I am not alone.
Little tiny hands a precious rounded knee
pushing and twisting that no one can see.
Oh sweet child kicking up your heels,
it is our little secret that only I can feel.
I look forward to your birth,
when I can kiss your skin,
but for now I will just smile,
As I feel you play within.


The Ultrasound

My precious little baby
I have loved you from the start.
You are a tiny miracle
laying closely to my heart.

Each day I feel your presence,
each day you quickly grow.
Each day your heart beats softly,
as only I could know.

So I'll keep this in a special place,
and remember each year through,
of this very special time of life,
the months I carried you.

Our First Glimpse

Today we saw
Our first glimpse of you
A little piece of heaven
Our dream come true.

The day we will meet
Seems so far away
But until you're ready
In my womb (or tummy) safely stay.

Our gift from God
Sent from above
For us to cherish
And forever to love.


from I Knew I Loved You Before I Met You

(Savage Garden)

There's just no rhyme or reason
Only this sense of completion.
And in your eyes
I see the missing pieces
I'm searching for.
I think I've found my way home.

I know that it might sound more than a little crazy
But I believe
I knew I loved you before I met you,
I think I dreamed you into life.
I knew I loved you before I met you
I have been waiting all my life.

A thousand angels dance around you
I am complete now that I've found you.

(Though this song is not about a baby, Leslie in VA used it with her ultrasound pictures. She said "it really touched me because I always wanted to be a mommy and this song really put it into words"!)



Documenting a Pregnancy

Miscellaneous Tips

Sequence Stuff

Pregnancy News

Pregnancy

Mom

Preparing for Baby

Showers

Leaving for the Hospital

At the Hospital

During Delivery

After Delivery

Leaving the Hospital

New Baby

Charting Growth