What better way is there to tell your newborn’s birth story than to have a newspaper print dedicated to them? Even in the wake of social media in the modern world, newspapers still have a place in communicating messages which are close to your heart. If you hold a party for the birth of your child, your guests can get to know all the minor details about your child’s birth that are valuable to you, without you having to say much. Having a birth newspaper will also be an invaluable gift to your child once they are all grown up.
Every mother has a unique birth story—from challenging to smooth pregnancies, long and sudden short labor periods, and more. So, how do you make sure you craft the perfect birth newspaper? Below are a few tips.
- Write down the essential information
Start with your full names (parents and grandparents) and the names of your child. You can also include your baby’s gender, weight, length, and where he or she was born. Mention any siblings he or she has. If it is your first child, you could mention that.
- Express your present feelings about the child
Motherhood comes with lots of varying emotions. Most new moms will be excited, nervous, or even clueless. Whatever you feel, share it with light-heartedness and some humor. Share how the new birth has contributed to the family. How do his or her siblings and other family members feel about the newcomer? Another thing you can talk about is some unique baby behavior that you have noted and that you or the other family members adore!
- Tell your pregnancy journey
The pregnancy journey was either exciting or outright terrifying. Whichever way it was, it is well as long as you and the baby have come out fine. Talk about your reaction when you found out you were pregnant. Maybe you were not even expecting to have a child, or you had it all planned out. Telling about the different stages of your pregnancy is also a fun addition to your birth story. What were your experiences in the first, second, and third trimester? Most women have those weird cravings that people love to hear.
Then there are those magical moments when the baby moves in the womb, and he or she seems to be communicating with you.
- Then there is labor
Some women have it easier than others in the maternity ward. Talk about the hours of labor, whether you were able to give birth naturally or you had to undergo a C-section. Whichever way, make it real and fun. Finally, there is the moment when the baby was born, and you held him or her in your arms. How did that feel?
Remember to include a few high-quality photos of your child in the birth newspaper to make it palatable. You can also add interesting or important events that were happening in your country or in the world on your child’s birthday.