I’ve been complaining about how much I dislike Baby Books. I didn’t love Norah’s and really didn’t want to do another. But as my younger sister always points out: the first child gets a complete baby book and the younger sibling’s is barely completed if she has one at all. Do I sense some angst?
I have dutifully completed the required questions in Cedar’s oh-so-generic baby book. I even did her footprints (which turned out to be a messy disaster). But so much of the information is irrelevant. Such as the two pages dedicated to “coming home from the hospital.” Really? Two pages? What outfit did you wear home from the hospital? Well, not only did Cedar not leave the house for 7 days, she also didn’t wear anything that first week. And decorating the nursery? Cedar’s nursery is our room; her crib is our king-sized bed.
I muttered something about how someone needed to design baby books for the not-so-generic experience.
Voila: Artist Adriane Bovine has created baby books that are beautiful, hand-made, and tailored for out-of-the-norm whether it be adoption, non traditional families, homebirths, the family bed, etc. Check her out! Put this extraordinary baby book on your wish list.
Well done, Adriane Bovine!