I am so excited about today’s challenge—it’s one that you may have never even thought about recording—your first story, ever! This is the story of YOUR birth! So…
What is the story of your birth?
I knew my birth story from the time I was young—because it was unique. Awhile ago, I was reading some of my grandma’s journals and wanted to read about my mom’s birth because it occurred to me that I didn’t know much about that day. My mom had never told me much about her birth story, and I have never really told my children about mine—so I thought this would be a great challenge to do, so they will know my story! (And your children and loved ones will know yours now too!)
Ask your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or sibling what they know about the day you arrived.You can go into details or record the general idea of that day. Were there any special circumstances? What went wrong or right? How did your parents feel? What was going on in the world at the time? Who came to visit?
*Now would be a great time to record your children’s birth stories if you haven’t!*
Here are a couple of ideas for you:
What April did:
It was fun doing this page because I didn't know all the facts about my birth. When I asked my parents for my story it was fun for them to reminisce about the crazy things that happened when I was born. At first Dad couldn't remember anything other that he was in the room and it was a happy experience. But then once he and my mom got together to talk about it, they both remembered things that the other didn't. Doing this page makes me see the importance of writing things down. I think I will go and do my son’s birth story next since it was only a year ago, before I forget all the little details that I make birth stories so special!
What I did:
I also made a scrapbook page, though I didn’t go into a lot of detail, just the basic story that I’ve heard many times. Plus I added a few fun facts. My picture was originally in color, but it was so orange that I changed it to black and white so it didn’t clash.
Supplies: Template, Scrapping With Liz. Papers, Jessica Sprague and Persnickety Prints. Fonts: Janda Script and CK Higgins Handprint.
Now I challenge you to record your birth story!