September 06, 2013

The Kind of Laundry I Like

I thought I'd share with you what I've been doing to track Elsa's growth.  I saw THIS on pinterest a long time ago (but I couldn't find the original source) and I thought it would be really fun to do with Elsa.  So here she is at a few days old, one month, two months, and yesterday at three months.

I also had to try out this idea, though mine didn't turn out as good as THIS original.


 Have you done anything fun to chart your child's growth?  I'd love to hear about it.

Next week I'll have a lot to show you in Baden's room.  I'm just putting the final touches on everything.    Thanks for dropping in.

24 comments:

  1. With my son I took his picture every month with a baseball bat!

    When my daughter came along I took one pic every day for the 1st year of her life - whew what a feat that was!

    She is now 2.5 and I still want to to do this idea but havent yet. Find a dress of yours and put it on her every year for her birthday and watch her "grow into it" - I just need to find a dress of mine that is plain enough to last the next 18 years! =)

    Welcome back! Elsa is beautiful and you look great!

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  2. She is starting to look a lot like your boys! She's so beautiful. With Ellie I have taken her picture on Valentine's Day with these 2 stuffed bears every year. The first year she was 6 weeks old. It's amazing how much they grow in the first few years!

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  3. I write a letter to my daughter every month and take a picture of her on the same chair:

    http://dierotefee.blogspot.de/search/label/monthly%20picture%20project
    (If the link won´t work, check "monthly picture project" on my blog, then you can see it.

    When my first daughter was born, I wrote letters to her, too- but did not do anything to capture her growing in a special way.

    Elsa is really adorable. :)

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  4. For my son, I took pictures of him on every Thursday (the day of the week he was born) in the same chair for the first year. I did put it together in a printed collage, but also made a "video" .gif of him. I really like the way it turned out!

    http://noregretsliving.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/hes-1/

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  5. Adorable! I love the before and after picture. Too cute!

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  6. both are so cute, probably because Elsa is just adorable :)

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  7. All those pictures are adorable! I had seen all the tracking ideas, but we just didn't get around to it. :)

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  8. She is getting some chunk on her :) filling out the basket quite nicely.

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  9. For our first, I had a giraffe we took a monthly pic with. Now I take a yearly pic with it. I think it will be totally fun to have his senior pics taken with it!
    It's fun to see how he grows in comparison. With our second son, I did an elephant.

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  10. We did a 12m onesie and took thier picture each month the first year to watch them grow into it.
    But my favorite is we have my husbands high school football jerseys (we are high school sweethearts so sentimental to me too) and when my boys were born we took a picture of them laying on it and every birthday, we take a new one of them wearing the jerseys. I love it and all our friends look forward to the new jersey picture each birthday. :)

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  11. I do weekly pictures...it's a commitment but worth it! You can check them out here...http://selfishlyhappy.blogspot.com/

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  12. I love the laundry basket pictures! She is too cute :) With my son, I took weekly pictures with his Boppy pillow (and then did monthly photos till age 2). For my daughter (who is just a few days younger than Elsa!) I've taken weekly photos on a chair next to a teddy bear :)

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  13. I did before and after pics of my belly and holding the baby in a cornfield (the corn grew, too) and we are both wearing bright yellow. It turned out really pretty! I want to track her growth, too. I am considering the laundry basket idea! Thanks!

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  14. what a fun way to document growth!

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  15. I saw an article where a woman dressed her baby in a designer dress that had been her mother's. She did this every year. I wanted to try something like that, so I put her in my wedding dress (my dress was fairly simple), and photographed her for the first 4-5 years in that. We still love looking at those photos...she's now 12!

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  16. Oh my! She is growing way to fast. I love the laundry basket chart and the before and after with Elsa. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  17. what clever ideas. so much better than the smiles that some family member insisted the children give. someone always looked away without the gratuitous smile

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  18. I tried to do a the laundry basket one, but my sweet C hated it... they were all crying pictures... So I decided to make my own 8x8 picture that says "I am ___ months old" I change out the number with each month, so the paper stays the same size so we can still see how big he's getting :D I also tried the before and after picture, it never worked lol I'm glad to have it but I couldn't figure out how to hold him so low!

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  19. I have a fairly large stuffed elephant that I have taken pics with my youngest two next to every month and then every 6 months after age one. I try to catch milestones too.. like sitting and standing next to the elephant. I have a thing for elephants, so it's all fiting. :o)

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  20. We did the chalkboard thing when I was preggo- belly pic from the same angle every week. Also am tracing my son's hand every year on his birthday. I got a late start so don't have his newborn size :( but got it at 6 mo and a year.

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  21. I love that idea! P.S. you are so dang skinny! You look fantastic!

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  22. I'm expecting twins shortly and loving all the tracking ideas! I'll definitely have to do something like this, although maybe just monthly like you (daily and weekly sound like too much hard work!)

    P.S. Elsa is so cute!

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  23. that is simply adorable!

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