With a focus on supporting bereaved parents and providing valuable space about their pregnancy, this first chapter is a starting point for writing about their beloved baby.
In this chapter, parents can reflect on and remember their pregnancy journey. Whether the pregnancy was a long-awaited joy or a surprising discovery, they can convey thoughts and emotions about the beginning of this special journey.
Parents can share what baby names they liked but ultimately did not choose. Give an overview of each trimester and reflect on the emotions and experiences during each stage. Describe the moment they learned about the pregnancy, the reaction, and how the first trimester felt. Share experiences and memories from the second trimester and reflect on whether or not the third trimester was reached and any memorable moments or emotions during this time.
Reflect on and share the memories from the gender reveal and baby shower—or what they could have been like in the dedicated journal pages. Write about the baby's nursery and if it has changed or remained the same. Acknowledge the baby's milestones, from being a tiny seed at 5 weeks to a fully grown fruit at 40+ weeks or anywhere in between.
Preserve memories with nine designated areas for photos - ultrasound, each trimester, first and last pregnancy photo, gender reveal, baby shower, and nursery. Note the memories that stand out from the pregnancy—food aversions, wild dreams, and classes or other preparations.
This chapter is a beautiful tribute to the baby and the extraordinary pregnancy journey.