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Keepsake Of Love

Baby Journal
Preserving Memories From The happiest Days Of Your Life!
By Elizabeth & Alex Lluch
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Keepsake Of Love
Baby Journal
Preserving Memories From The Happiest Days Of Your Life!
“Off all nature’s gifts to the human race, what is sweeter than the gift of a child?”-Marcus
Tullius Cicero
Chapter One
Before Your Arrival
As minutes, hours and days go by,
Time waiting for you does fly.
Preparing with joy for when you come our way,
We wait expectantly for this special day!
Family Tree
Daddy’s Side
Paternal
Great Grandpa
Great Grandma
Grandpa
Grandma
Maternal
Great Grandpa
Great Grandma
Grandpa
Grandma
Daddy

Mommy’s Side
Paternal
Great Grandpa
Great Grandma
Grandpa
Maternal
Great Grandpa
Great Grandma
Great Grandpa
Grandma
Mommy
A Mother’s Love…
Mommy’s maiden name:
Birthday:
Birthplace:
Home town:
Height:
Color of hair:
Color of eyes:
Her favorite features:
Favorite memories from childhood:
What she hoped to be in the future:
Likes and dislikes:
What she thought of Daddy when they first met:
“God cannot be everywhere, so he made mothers.”-Jewish Proverb

*Pic: Mommy before you were born


A Father’s Love…
Daddy’s full name:
Birthday:
Birthplace:
Hometown:
Height:
Color of hair:
Color of eyes:
His favorite feature:
Favorite memories from childhood:
What he hoped to be in the future:
Likes and dislikes:
What he thought about Mommy when they first met:
“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”-
Theodore M. Hesburgh

*Pic: Daddy before you were born


A Shower Of Love Makes A Baby Grow…
When baby shower took place:
Where:
Host(s):
Theme:
Who came to celebrate:
Special things we did to celebrate:
Gifts received:
“I will send down showers in season there will be showers of blessing.”-Ezekiel 34:26

*Pic: Your baby shower


Ready For Your Arrival…
How we chose your name:
What your name means:
Your nickname:
Nursery color and theme:
What we did to get ready:
Funny things that happened:
“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love
and something to hope for.”-Joseph Addison

*Pic-Your nursery
Reflections from the heart- before you were born…
(Signature and date)
“We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for
the body.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Chapter Two
The Arrival!
Now is the time, today is the day.
Here comes the baby! Look! Make way!
We give you our love, our special dear.
No more waiting…You’re finally here!
Everything Baby…
Birth date:
Time of delivery:
Location of hospital/delivery room:
Name of hospital/delivery room:
Mommy was in labor for:
Doctor/midwife’s name:
People in the delivery room:
Who cut the umbilical cord:
Weight:
Length:
Color of eyes:
Color of hair:
What you looked like:
How we celebrated your birth:
“Babies are such a nice way to start people.”-Don Herold

*Pic-Your newborn photo


The First To Share Our Joy…
The first people to visit you:
Who held you first:
What they thought about you:
Nice things they said:
“Hugs are not measured by quantity; they are measured by quality.”-Anonymous

*Baby’s hospital bracelet or other keepsake


Handprints…
Baby’s handprints
Date
Footprints…
Baby’s footprints
Date
Baby and Mommy…

*Pic-You with mommy


Baby and Daddy…

*Pic-You with daddy


Reflections From The Heart- The Day You Were Born…
(Signature and date)
“A heart that loves is always young.”-Greek Proverb
Chapter Three
Your Homecoming
Joyfully we bring you home,
A little baby to call our own.
A bundle of joy, love and laughter…
Here you will grow to live happily ever after!
No Place Like Home…
Your first address:
How your siblings reacted:
Who came to visit:
What your visitors said about you:
Your temperament:
How much you slept:
How much you ate:
“Our sweetest experiences of affection are meant to point us to that realm which is the
real and endless home of the heart.”-Henry Ward Beecher

*Pic-Your homecoming
The World Around You…
World leaders:
Big news of the day:
Biggest toy fad:
Popular movies:
Hit songs:
Musical groups:
Television shows:
“The sun does not shine for a few trees and flower, but for the wide world’s joy.”-Henry
Ward Beecher
A Whole New World…
Famous actors and actresses:
Sports figures:
Best-selling books:
Fashion trends:
The Price Of Things…
Gasoline:
Milk:
Diapers:
Postage stamp:
Other:
“We all must work to make the world worthy of its children.”-Pablo Casals
Presenting You To The World…
How we told the world:
What the neighbors said:
How your pet(s) reacted:
Who bragged about you the most:
“Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.”-
George Elliot

*Your birth announcement


Good Things Come In Small Packages…
What you looked like:
How you like to be held:
What kind of sounds you made:
Nicknames after you were born:
“A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.”-Stendhal
Our Bundle Of Joy…
Little thoughts on you BIG personality:
(Signature and date)
“Dreams are the touchstones of your characters.”-Henry David Thoreau
A Reason To Celebrate…
Christening, dedication, bris or special commemoration:
Date:
Where:
What you wore:
Who attended:
Special gifts:
“What better way to celebrate life than to have a child?”-Anonymous

*Pic-Your celebration
Reflections From The Heart…
(Signature and date)
“Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.”-Oliver
Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Chapter Four
Your Favorite Things
Kisses, hugs and butterflies…
Baby, love is in your eyes.
What joy to all your laughter brings,
As you find your favorite things!
You Just Can’t Get Enough Of…
Favorite cuddle object:
Favorite security object:
Favorite song or lullaby:
Favorite time to eat:
Favorite time to sleep:
Favorite person to hold you:
Favorite way to be held:
Other favorites:
“Life is like jelly beans, and sometimes you get your favorite color.”-Anonymous

*Pic- Your favorite activity


Your Favorite Things…
Favorite outfit:
Favorite place to visit:
Favorite thing to do:
Favorite book:
Favorite pet:
Favorite friends:
Favorite games:
Other favorites:
“Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young.”-Orison Swett Marden

*Pic-Your favorite toy


Grandparents – Unconditional Love…
Mommy’s parents:
Their loving thoughts about you:
Daddy’s parents:
Their loving thoughts about you:
Daddy’s parents:
Their loving thoughts about you:
Great-Grandparents:
Family traditions:
Great-Grandparents:
Family traditions:
Great-Grandparents:
Family traditions:
“Grandmas and Grandpas are just like moms and dads, but with more frosting.”-
Anonymous

*Pic-Your grandparents
Nothing Says “Love” More Than Family…
Your Aunts and Uncles:
Their loving thoughts about you:
Your Aunts and Uncles:
Their loving thoughts about you:
Cousins:
Their loving thoughts about you:
Cousins:
Their loving thoughts about you:
Favorite family stories:
“Families are like fudge, mostly sweet with a few nuts.”-Anonymous

*Pic-Your relatives
Reflections From The Heart-Your Favorite Things…
(Signature and date)
“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.”-
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Chapter Five
Look At You Grow!
Your First Year
Bigger and better, day by day,
Look at you change in every way.
Laughing and smiling as you go…
Baby, we lobe to watch you grow!
Your Baby Days Go By So Fast…
Month One:
Date:
Weight:
Length:
Comments:
Month Two:
Date:
Weight:
Length:
Comments:
Month Three:
Date:
Weight:
Length:
Comments:
Month Four:
Date:
Weight:
Length:
Comments:
Month Five:
Date:
Weight:
Length:
Comments:
Month Six:
Date:
Weight:
Length:
Comments:
“If you want one year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want ten years of prosperity, grow
trees. If you want one hundred years of prosperity, grow babies.”-Chinese Proverb

*Pic-Photo between the ages of 1month and 6months-You at age:


Soon Diapers Will Be In Your Past…
Month Seven:
Date:
Weight:
Length:
Comments:
Month Eight:
Date:
Weight:
Length:
Comments:
Month Nine:
Date:
Weight:
Length:
Comments:
Month Ten:
Date:
Weight:
Length:
Comments:
Month Eleven:
Date:
Weight:
Length:
Comments:
Month Twelve:
Date:
Weight:
Length:
Comments:
“A baby is born with a need to be loved and never outgrows it.”-Frank A. Clark

*Pic-picture of you between 7months and 12months old-You at age:


Reflections From The Heart-How Fast You’ve Grown…
(Signature and date)
“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.”-Charles Dickens
Chapter Six
There’s A First Time For Everything!
We can’t believe you’ve come so far.
You’re quickly becoming who you are.
A bath, a step, a word you speak…
Each new first makes you unique!
The First Step…
Personality-The First Time You…
Smiled:
Laughed:
Waved bye-bye:
Played peek-a-boo:
Habits-The First Time You…
Slept through the night:
Bathed in a bathtub:
Went potty:
Stopped wearing diapers:
Dressed yourself:
Chatterbox-The First Time You…
Said your first word:
Said ABC’s:
Sang a song:
“The beginning of wisdom is calling things by their right names.”-Chinese Proverb
It’s Only The Beginning…
Actions-The First Time You…
Held your head up:
Rolled over:
Scooted or crawled:
Sat up:
Food-The First Time You…
Held a bottle:
Ate baby food:
Ate solid food:
Fed yourself:
Around And About-The First Time You…
Danced:
Drew a picture:
Made a friend:
Took a trip:
Other firsts:
“What we call results are beginnings.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Very First Time You Got A Haircut…
When:
Where:
Cost:
Who cut your hair:
What other people thought:
How you reacted:
“Love is a great beautifier.”-Louise May Alcott

*Pic-Your first haircut


Your Very First Pearly White…
First Trip To The Dentist:
How You Reacted:
What Helped You During Teething:
Dater your Teeth Appeared:
Upper: Left: Right:
1. Central Incisor
2. Lateral Incisor
3. Cuspid
4. First Molar
5. Second Molar
Lower: Left: Right:
1. Central Incisor
2. Lateral Incisor
3. Cuspid
4. First Molar
5. Second Molar
“And the smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through tears.”-
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

*Pic-Your first tooth


Baby Steps…
The First Time You…
Pulled yourself up to standing:
Stood on your own:
Took your first steps:
What we did to celebrate your accomplishment:
Funny stories about your first steps:
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”-Confucius

*Pic-Your first steps


The First Time You Left The House…
When:
Where we went:
What we packed in your diaper bag;
What we did:
Who we saw while we were out:
What they said about you:
What you thought about the outside world:
“What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing.”-Aristotle
Your Very First Trip…
When:
Where we went:
How we got there:
What you couldn’t leave home without:
What you thought about traveling:
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”-Saint Augustine
Your Very First Holidays…
Holiday:
Date:
What we did to celebrate:
Holiday:
Date:
What we did to celebrate:
Holiday:
Date:
What we did to celebrate:
Holiday:
Date:
What we did to celebrate:
Holiday:
Date:
What we did to celebrate:
Holiday:
Date:
What we did to celebrate:
Holiday:
Date:
What we did to celebrate:
Holiday:
Date:
What we did to celebrate:
Holiday:
Date:
What we did to celebrate:
Holiday:
Date:
What we did to celebrate:
Holiday:
Date:
What we did to celebrate:
Holiday:
Date:
What we did to celebrate:
“The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.”-
Plato

*Pic-Your holiday celebration


It’s Your Very First Pet…
Your first pet was a:
Pet’s name:
What you thought about your pet:
What your pet thought about you
How you got along together:
“The dog was created especially for children. He is the god of frolic.”-Henry Ward
Beecher

*Pic-Your first drawing


Reflections From The Heart-A Time For Firsts…
(Signature and date)
“Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure; where your treasure, thee your heart’
where your heart, there your happiness.”-Saint Augustine
Chapter Seven
Happy First Birthday!
Oh my gosh, you’re one year old!
Twelve months together, to have and to hold.
A wonderful year we’ve shared with each other…
Had so much fun, we can’t wait for another!
Your First Birthday Celebration…
Theme of your party:
What made your party special:
Your cake was:
What you did with the cake:
Who helped you celebrate:
Gifts received:
“You have to eat the first piece of candy before you can eat the whole bag.”-Anonymous

*Pic-Your first birthday party


All About Your First Year…
Height:
Weight:
How you looked:
Your personality:
You enjoyed saying things like:
Things you’ve learned to do this year:
The most memorable moment this year:
“The spirit of youth never grows old.”-Anonymous
Your Favorites At One Year…
Foods to eat:
Books to read:
Activities:
Toys to play with:
Clothes to wear:
People to be with:
Things to do:
More favorites:
“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”-Aristotle
One-Year-Old Likes And Dislikes…
Things your really liked:
Things you really did not like:
Funny stories that happened this year;
“I’ve learned that you can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.”-Child Age 7

*Pic-You at age 1
Reflections From The Heart-Your First Year…
(Signature and date)
“What comes from the heart goes to the heart.”-Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Chapter Eight
A Year Anew…
Now You’re Two
Two years have past with joy and cheer,
We can’t believe your birthday is here.
Two years of laughs and hugs and grins…
Can’t wait to see what next year brings!
Your Second Birthday Celebration…
Theme of your party:
What made your party special:
Your cake was:
What you did with the cake:
Who helped you celebrate:
Gifts received;
“One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.”-Johann Wolfgang
von Goethe

*Pic-Your second birthday party


All About Your Second Year…
Height:
Weight:
How you looked:
Your personality:
You enjoyed saying things like:
Things you’ve learned to do this year:
The most memorable moment this year:
“We are most nearly ourselves when we achieve the seriousness of the child at play.”-
Heraclitus
Your Favorites At Two Years…
Foods to eat:
Books to read:
Activities:
Toys to play with:
Clothes to wear:
People to be with:
Things to do:
More favorites:
“To be in your child’s memories tomorrow, be in his or her life today.”-Anonymous
Little Person, Big Opinions-Your Second Year…
Things you really liked:
Things you really did not like:
Funny stories that happened this year:
“A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.”-Carl Sandburg

*Pic-You at age two


Reflections From The Heart-Your Second Year…
(Signature and date)
“May your heart be filled with gladness to cheer you.”-Irish Blessing
Chapter Nine
Say “Hooray!”
You’re Three Today!
Who knew time could move so fast?
In just a wink, you’re three at last.
Taller, smarter, bigger, stronger…
Baby days are here no longer!
Your Birthday Celebration…
Theme of your party:
What made your party special:
Your cake was:
What you did with the cake:
Who helped you celebrate:
Gifts received:
“All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.”-John Stuart Mill

*Pic-Your third birthday party


All About Your Third Year…
Your height:
Your weight:
How you looked:
Your personality:
You enjoyed saying things like:
Things you’ve learned to do this year:
The most memorable moment this year:
“Of all the music that reaches farthest into heaven, is the beating of a loving heart.”-
Henry Ward Beecher
Your Favorites At Three Years…
Foods to eat:
Books to read:
Activities:
Toys to play with:
Clothes to wear:
People to be with:
Things to do:
More favorites:
“All words are pegs to hang ideas on.”-Henry Ward Beecher
The Third Time’s A Charm…
Things you really liked:
Things you really did not like:
Funny stories that happened this year:
“Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see
the world.”-George Bernard Shaw

*Pic-You at age three


Reflections From The Heart-Your Third Year…
(Signature and date)
“Fill your heart with good things, and good things will follow you for the rest of your
life.”-Anonymous
Chapter Ten
Your Future Is Bright!
A hope, a wish upon a star…
These past three years, we’ve come so far.
Our love and support we give to you,
And wish the best in all you do!
Reflection From The Heart-Your Future…
From Mommy:
(Signature and date)
“Who takes the child by the hand takes the mother by the heart.”-Danish Proverb
Reflections From The Heart-Your Future…
From Daddy:
(Signature and date)
“A father’s heart lies in his child’s hopes.”-Anonymous
Your Star Shines Bright!
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Lice the life you have imagined.”-Henry
David Thoreau