When I was pregnant with Jenson, I picked up a One Line a Day memory book. I intended to use it when he was born to record a memory a day, starting with noting down his firsts and then hilarious quotes as he grew older.
I keep it by my bed and write in it every night before I go to sleep. Some entries are more monumental than others…
10 June 2015: You did such a big poo today that it was easier just to throw your clothes away!
15 June 2015: You really need to work on your aim when you’re peeing – today you got it on your face and in your ear! You weren’t very impressed.
20 July 2015: You fell asleep on me, smiling as I stroked the back of your head. I had forgotten how much you like that.
It’s really lovely to look back on and I decided to do a round-up at the end of his first year.
It’s funny how you don’t really notice the changes day-to-day but looking back on that blog post reminds me of how much he’s changed.
I wrote another round-up for his second birthday – less poo memories and more first words.
10 July 2016: You say “nom nom” when you’re eating now and can actually high five! :)
11 July 2016: Another new word – duck! You said it in the bath when playing with your rubber ducks – cute! :)
19 October 2016: You started copying Daddy making animal noises – now you can roar! :)
I’m just over halfway through my first journal and it’s definitely a tradition I’d like to keep up. Fortunately Abrams + Chronicle have just added to their range.
The Floral One Line a Day is simply stunning and by far my favourite of the set. It’s such a lovely gift idea (Mother’s Day is coming up) and also something to treasure for yourself.
Like my blue version, it has a hard cover and beautiful gold edges but it also has floral illustrations. Pretty!
Over a million copies of these memory books have been sold worldwide and it’s not hard to see why.
Do you have a memory book? Mine has become one of my most treasured possessions.
I was sent a copy of the Floral One Line a Day for review purposes and all thoughts are my own