it’s only fitting that with 12 days until baby centipede arrives (still hoping for less!), that i share a prego-related favorite thing – the belly book. it’s basically a pregnancy journal but i just love this one the best. it walks you through each trimester and includes all sorts of lovely prompts. i love the design and i love that the pages are short and sweet…but the kicker here is that you have to take a photo of your belly every single week of your pregnancy to paste inside. that’s right – a whopping 40 photos;) and yes, it’s really hard to do and yes, you hate seeing yourself when you feel especially fat or super sick or have to peel yourself up off the couch or try to throw on some lip gloss so your kid will one day think you were pretty….but it is so much fun to have at the end and look back on – i promise!! i have done this for every single child and i love that it will be a great keepsake for them. it’s crazy to look back at your belly and the kids love that part, but it’s even more fun to read up on what you did each week of their pregnancies and have that documented. it was a gift to me with my first child and i still find myself loving to pay it forward and gift this to other expectant moms – something thoughtful and special to give early on when they just find out their big news and before you know the sex! you can find them at local bookstores or online at amazon.