Back in “the day” when I had just one child, and life was a little bit less hectic, I actually had TIME to do things, like, write down EACH AND EVERY little thing my sweet Ava and Luke did, from day one!! I kept super detailed accounts of, pretty much, every breath they took!!! It was crazy, but I felt like I needed to chronicle every little second of their lives, hoping I wouldn’t miss one detail!! Actually, I started writing in a journal from the moment we found out we were pregnant with each of them. I decided I wanted to write down all my feelings, emotions, and goings-on throughout my pregnancies, as well as, detail everything about the first two years of their lives. I love looking back and reading them; all those memories flood back to me! I will eventually give them these journals, one day, so that they can look back on them, too, and have them to share with their kids.
But….whoo, boy…..not enough time for that now!!! I feel like I’m short-changing Anna!!! I am in the process of writing up her Birth Story, but I have never started a journal for her like I did with Ava and Luke, and now I’m regretting it! I don’t have all the details of my pregnancy with her like I did with the other two, and I haven’t started writing down her milestones, yet, either! She’s obviously quite young, so I know there’s still time to write down milestones, but I feel so overwhelmed to think about starting another journal.
I’m wondering how you keep track of all this??? I already feel so behind!! Are there any tricks or easy ways of doing it that I’m not thinking of??? Or, maybe I’m going overboard and don’t need to be so detailed? Any tips or suggestions would be SO MUCH appreciated!!