Within the past year there seems to be an explosion of Baby Books that are formatted for the single parent. (Um, okay, I found two.) Hooray! If you need a single parent baby book, look here, here, or here.
Because a year ago, I couldn't find one. Anywhere.
I bought one that I liked because of the colors. My mom bought one that went with the book "On The Night You Were Born". I have saved lots of stuff to put in them, and in my head I have the index of all the photos I need to print out.
I just never got around to doing it.
A week before her first birthday I just took the pressure off myself and said "I'll do it this summer".
I finally sat down to work on it. And then I realized the reason for the procrastination. On every page is a reference to "Daddy". 'When we first learned you were coming, mommy _____ and daddy _____. " You have mommy's ______ and daddy's _______.' It's an adorable little book, but I think I might have to re-gift it to any of the many new babies in my life that have both a mommy and a daddy, and start from scratch on ours.
The good thing is, I know the kinds of things I want to put in her baby book. So I think I'm just going to buy a scrapbook and make one up myself. That way there isn't a page with the dates of her first teeth, since I didn't write that down and don't seem to remember!