A Year in Pregnancy with a Journal
We’ve all heard that writing about your feelings can be therapeutic, but have you ever tried writing about your pregnancy? I did, and I loved it. I recorded every milestone, cravings, and belly size in my pregnancy journal. If you’re pregnant, journaling can be an excellent way to capture your pregnancy memories.
1. My love/hate relationship with pregnancy journals
I have to be honest: I have a love/hate relationship with pregnancy journals. On one hand, I love the idea of documenting every moment of my pregnancy journey. It’s a keepsake for my child and me to look back on and remember this time in our lives. On the other hand, I often find myself struggling to find the time to sit down and write in my journal. Sometimes I just don’t feel like writing, and other times I’m exhausted after a long day. But I always regret it when I don’t write in my journal, especially when I look back later and can’t remember what happened that day.
2. Carry Me Back in Time
As I am writing this, I am 33 weeks pregnant. It’s hard to believe that I am already in the home stretch — only 9 more weeks to go! As I reflect on my pregnancy journey so far, I am grateful for the many memories I have captured in my journal. There are moments I have forgotten, but through my journal, I can revisit them at any time. Looking back, I am reminded of the emotions I experienced during each stage of my pregnancy. It’s a beautiful way to document this special time in my life. If you are pregnant, or know someone who is, I highly suggest starting a pregnancy journal. It’s a wonderful way to reflect and remember this amazing time.
3. Pregnancy Art Projects
As you near the end of your pregnancy, you might be looking for a way to commemorate the experience. Why not try a pregnancy art project? There are endless possibilities, but we recommend keeping it simple. A few ideas include taking a photo each month and creating a collage, documenting your belly’s growth with a clothesline or timeline, or painting a picture of your pregnant self. Don’t be afraid to get creative and let your personality shine through. Whatever project you choose, be sure to have fun with it!
4. I’ll Be Your Pregnancy Companion
Throughout my pregnancy, I kept a journal. Not only did it allow me to document my journey, but it also served as a friend, therapist, and advisor. I’d suggest finding a pregnancy journal to help you through your journey. This way, you can track your mood, food cravings, belly progress, and more. Plus, who doesn’t love flipping through a pregnancy journal and reminiscing about those nine months? I promise you’ll love having a physical record of your pregnancy to look back on.
5. Pregnancy Journaling Benefits
Keeping a pregnancy journal is a great way to document your journey. Not only will it be a valuable resource when your child is older, but it will also be therapeutic for you.
A pregnancy journal is a great way to keep your memories alive. It’s like taking pictures but more meaningful because you’re actually putting effort into it and reliving the moment.