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

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.


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



Preparing for Baby


Leaving for the Hospital

At the Hospital

During Delivery

After Delivery

Leaving the Hospital

New Baby

Charting Growth

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