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Was it Really 9 Months Ago? #thedaybabywasborn

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I mentioned before that the passage of time is rather strange to me now. It’s hard to believe we’re creeping up on Rissa’s first birthday already! I’ve been slacking on her baby book too, which is just awful. One thing we did though was to buy and keep the paper from the day she was born.

But I don’t have a good way to store it and preserve it. And I’ve come close to tossing it in with the rest of the recycling several times now when trying to declutter. I like to think I have captured and shared a lot of her milestones on the blog, Facebook, and Twitter. But… it’s not nicely organized for future reference. Of course now there is this new web application called The Day Baby Was Born can help gather and maintain this information!

With The Day Baby Was Born, you can capture some or all of the following, depending on how much time you want to spend:
  • Facebook Wall comments and well-wishes by friends and family through pregnancy and birth announcements
  • Your pregnancy journal from each week of the journey to the birth day
  • News, facts and information from the day your baby was born
  • Your personal story and letter to baby to preserve forever the feelings from that day
  • It’s is a simple way to create a beautiful record of the world at the moment your baby arrived

I was able to connect my Facebook profile with it so I can easily access that information. Plus it’s one less password to remember! I did find it is best to use while expecting. I was hoping I could retroactively access and pull some information for Rissa. It tells me I’m 289 days overdue! It does look like you can share little journal entries on Facebook and keep them in the program too. It also let’s you share photos.

I was checking out the area for news, facts, and statistics. The information is gathered from USA Today. While it did pull some information for me from last year (headlines), it didn’t seem to do the facts and stats from then. I was hoping it would help me find the information I need to answer the facts questions in Rissa’s baby book or replace the newspaper.

It’s a neat idea for sharing with loved ones who aren’t nearby during your pregnancy and birth. It is made for starting during your pregnancy. For now, it looks like the traditional baby book has more information to be documented (the trick is finding it!). I do hope this web application will add more facts and statistics to it too. So, I guess I’ll try it again when we conceive #2!

Do you keep an online baby book? What are your thoughts on doing it this way?

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I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Tommee Tippee blogging contest for a chance to get a gift pack worth $50. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

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