While carrying a child can be stressful, it can also be an incredibly joyful and memorable time in a mom-to-be's life. But between doctor's appointments and shopping for baby products, pregnancy can be a rather busy time. If you have a friend who is expecting, help her document the precious nine months by creating a scrapbook.
A scrapbook is a great way to chronicle the pregnancy but is also a project that the mom-to-be may not always have time for. With your help, however, she can easily document this period and preserve memories for years to come.
Start the album by asking your friend to hold on to anything and everything, from the box the pregnancy test came in to ultrasound pictures to a wrapper from the baby shower favors. Collect the mementos periodically and catalog them in the scrapbook. While you can do the crafting, sit with your pal as you create the pages, so that she can fill in any personal but significant details.
Remember to mark the date on each page or next to each item so that the scrapbook stays organized. Leave room on the last page for the newborn's birth announcement. You can present the book to your friend at her baby shower, when she returns home from the hospital or hang on to it as a sweet gift on the baby's first birthday.