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Pregnancy Scrapbook Ideas: Simple Tips For Scrapping This Very Special Time!

Pregnant scrapbooking is incredibly popular and lots of fun nowadays!

Moms-to-be are eager to share their exciting news with family and friends, and what better way to share than to create a beautiful scrapbook album page. Before looking for cute baby scrapbooking ideas, read on for cool ideas on how to get started with your pregnant scrapbooking journey!
pregnancy scrapbook ideas

Look for a suitable pregnancy scrapbook size

You may opt for a full size 12x12 maternity scrapbook album or a pregnancy brag book. Brag books are usually 5×7 inches in size and can house 10 front/back pages. Since it might not be practical to carry a scrapbook album with you as you meet the girls for lunch or go visit your in-laws, you might want to consider putting together a brag book instead.

Of course, it's perfectly fine to put together a full-size album. It all depends on what you want to include and how much time you can afford to put into it.

A pregnancy scrapbook album typically covers the time between when you first discovered that you were pregnant and the day your baby was born. Certainly, a lot will happen during your nine months of pregnancy so it will be easy to fill up an album.
Pregnant belly
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Decide on maternity related themes (this makes things easy)

What do you want to remember about your pregnancy aside from photos? What special moments do you want to be able to relive as you look through your pregnancy scrapbook album pages in years to come? These are the things that you want to make sure to include in your album.

Here are some ideas to consider:

  • Pregnancy test results
  • Baby bumps/pregnancy photos (3 months, 6 months, 9 months)
  • Doctor visits
  • Ultrasound
  • Decorating the nursery
  • Bonding with your unborn child
  • Choosing a baby name

Have fun with layouts during your pregnant scrapbooking!

Be creative when you make your pages. Here are some easy scrapbook album tips you'd want to try out.
positive pregnancy test

Positive pregnancy test

A lot of pregnancy scrapbooks begin with a photo or two of the pregnancy test results. For a cute scrapbook layout include a photo of the test kit too or photos of you being ecstatic about the results.

Add the word "Pregnant" for your first baby. If you've already had a baby use "Pregnant again!" You might even catch a sibling checking over the pregnancy test to see what all the excitement is about.

Pregnancy photo pages

Use three photos taken of the mom-to-be at a side view. Photos should be taken at 3 months, 6 months, and 9 months.

Create one horizontal mat with three panels and place it so that the bottom of the mat is in the middle of the page. Above the photos, use die-cut letters and spell M-O-M-M-Y.

Underneath the photos, journal your thoughts about having a baby. Purchase or make your own pregnancy quotes, such as "For now in mommy's tummy, forever in her heart" or "A baby is a gift from God".
Use the quotes as a border around the top and bottom part of the photo mat. Embellish the page with a few heart-shaped confetti pieces.

Baby shower album pages

Who wouldn't love remembering your baby shower especially your baby gender reveals?!

Dedicate an entire spread or a baby shower scrapbook album to remember that day beautifully spent with your loved ones to celebrate your pregnancy.

Include a spread with your photos using DIY embellishments. Fill the spread with tiny notes from your family and their thoughts about the baby or small die-cuts from cards given to you that day.
ultrasound photo

Other fun pregnancy scrapbook ideas to put:

  • Ultrasound photo. Either freehand or download the silhouette of a pregnant woman. Adhere your ultrasound photo to the belly of the silhouette. Journal how it feels having a little one growing inside of you.
  • Planning for the hospital. Create a pregnancy scrapbook layout with outfit options that you plan to dress your baby in when it's time for the baby to leave the hospital. You'd also want a photo of the first baby outfit you want your baby to wear. Include a photo of your baby bump. Write about how excited you are for the big day to arrive.
  • Bonding with siblings. Little kids get excited over the thought of a baby growing inside of mommy's tummy. Let the kids talk to the baby, kiss your belly, or even paint your belly! This is a special time and the kids would love to bond with their unborn baby sister or brother. It's even greater if you have photos

Journal your pregnancy experience

Talk to your baby on the last days of your pregnancy.

When your baby becomes a young child, he or she will love to go through the pregnancy scrapbooking album with you over and over. Consider keeping all of your journal entries as conversations with your unborn child.

As you put your pregnancy layouts book together, consider journaling about:

  • Your love and excitement of finding out that you were pregnant.
  • How you let your family and friends know the news.
  • Your cravings.
  • Going for your check-ups.
  • The first ultrasound.
  • Reaction of the baby's siblings.
  • Choosing the baby's name.
  • Setting up the nursery.

Embellish your pregnancy scrapbook album page

Making it personal.

In addition to photos and journaling, think about the special items you can embellish your pregnancy scrapbook pages with. Include the messages and/or pictures from some of the congratulations cards.

Embellish your pregnancy scrapbook album page

On the first page of your ultrasound spread, adhere to the appointment card.

On the pages of outfits for your baby, stick in some of the clothing tags. Years from now you'll get a good laugh out of the name brands and the price tag! To make things sassier, you may also want to add your pregnancy outfits and their tags on the book as well. This is especially great for first-time parents.

At your local craft store or any other scrapbook supply store, you'll find lots of baby-related items–stickers, rubber stamps, buttons, die-cuts, and more! Choose a few that will enhance your album pages.

The more you work on your pregnancy album, the more you'll come up with pregnancy scrapbook layout ideas. Remember this is a special time for you to bond with your unborn child as well as enjoy your pregnancy. You want to capture as much of the experience as you can in a lovely album.
Topic: Pregnant scrapbooking

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