Many mums remember the excitement and effort that goes into preparing for your firstborn bub, and the things we do when they’re here. We record every little thing – their weight and measurements, first ‘everything’, and delight in every little flinch and sound they make like “Look at that, did you see that?! She just stretched!”. I must admit though, despite rejoicing in everything my baby did, I wasn’t the best at noting or recording her every move, and would feel pangs of guilt afterwards that I couldn’t remember the first time she smiled, or how big she was at a month old. Hell, I was too busy keeping the kid alive! Many of my friends took gorgeous photos noting their bubs age and had created a visual time capsule of that important first year.
I’m the mother that is guilty of being a little, shall we say, laissez-faire when it came to having my second baby. People would ask “Have you got the room ready yet?”. Nope, still don’t (he sleeps in a bassinet in our room, don’t worry!). Or, “Is your hospital bag packed?”. Um, not quite – hey, I had at least 3-4 minutes in between contractions to get organised!
When I had the chance to try the Audrey and Me Milestone cards, I jumped at the opportunity. This was my chance for redemption! Poor second baby was not going to be forgotten after all!
The first thing you note about the cards is just how lovely they are. The colours used are beautiful and can clearly be used for a boy or girl. They have a modern design and look gorgeous against a neutral background. There are 25 cards in the set and cover the following:
I am 1 year old
And 10 Moments:
Last night I slept through for the first time
Today I giggled for the first time
Today I rolled over for the first time
Today my first tooth came through
Today I sat up for the first time
Today I ate solids for the first time
Today I crawled for the first time
Today I stood up for the first time
Today my first word was spoken
Today I walked for the first time
I love that there is space on each card to record the date, perfect for those with Baby Brain or who are a little (or a lot!) sleep deprived so you can observe the date for years to come. There are also round edges on each card so your precious bundle doesn’t scratch themselves when they’re holding them, or if you’ve propped them up in a strategic position. The hardest part of using the cards is the baby wrangling associated with getting the picture just right!
After using the cards I’ve realised they’d also make the perfect gift for a new baby and will add this to the gift list for the new mumma’s in my life.