Being pregnant can be an exciting time in one’s life. Many people who go through this experience want to create lasting memories. There are many great ways to remember being pregnant through various keepsakes. These tangible reminders of the special time can be extravagant or very simple, depending on your budget and time commitment. Below are some good inspirational keepsakes to get you started on creating some fun and beautiful mementos surrounding your pregnancy.
These days, getting ultrasound photos and images are much easier due to new tech like the Mindray M6. It’s a simple way to start your creativity in how you want to remember your pregnancy. For instance, you can take an ultrasound printout and have a custom photo frame made for it. Alternatively, some ultrasound can be designed not a 3D model to display on a mantle or in a 3D frame. Some artists can paint over parts of the image to make it pop as well and be even more one-of-a-kind.
Onesies are an article of clothing your newborn will be in for a long time. You’ll need lots to keep up with their growth and frequent changing. Before you know the gender of the baby, you can still have customized onesies created for your upcoming newborn. While pregnant, have onsies made with your favorite quotes, or the baby’s new last name when they arrive. They can come in a variety of colors and styles. You can even have a special ink printer to make your own at home with a blank onsies that you can purchase in bulk.
Pregnancy Countdown Calendar
Pregnancy can be really thrilling – but many can’t wait for their little one to arrive. You can either buy or create your own countdown calendar for the due date of your baby. One way to make it a lasting keepsake is to design it like an advent calendar, with small windows containing tiny trinkets to keep. Things like small music boxes, keychains, or photos work well. You could also put small bracelet charms in each window to build a lovely jewelry piece that could be handed down as an heirloom.
Homemade Holiday Ornament
Having something to cherish over the holidays while also relating to your pregnancy is a great opportunity to reminisce. You can purchase a globe-style, see-through ornament that can be filled with small trinkets. Many times, the ornament can hold an ultrasound reminder, such that you can have from the Mindray M6. Or, include some decorations like tinsel and confetti. Tiny little shoes or small keychains can be put into the ornament permanently or to save as a gift for the baby when they arrive.
Plaster Pregnancy Mold
Some people love being pregnant so much, they want to remember it with a big gesture. You can have a mold made of your changed belly while pregnant to have on the wall. The easiest way to do this is with a professional using non-toxic plaster. This can then be filled with different materials or painted to fit your home’s aesthetic. There’s the option to keep it simple and just plaster or decorate with anything from gold and rhinestones to other precious metals and materials.
Maybe you’re only pregnant once or plan to have your last baby. What do you do with all those maternity clothes? One way to repurpose your clothes is to use them to make a quilt. This works especially well with large graphic t-shirts and other colorful patterns to have a more eclectic design. If you’re handy with sewing, you can cut your own uniform squares to make a quilt. Or, send the clothes to a company that will do it for you. You can keep the quilt of maternity clothes yourself, or use it in your future baby’s room as a wonderful asset to remember your pregnancy once the little one has arrived.
Overall, having keepsakes to remind you of how wonderful being pregnant is a fantastic way to cherish the memories. Mementos can be big or small, but they will leave a lasting impact on you and your growing family. Consider what would be most practical and look perfect with your home, alongside the budget and scope of a handmade project.