Ultrasound scrapbook layouts are a special keepsake for any mother. Your first glimpse of your new baby deserves a prominent place in your family album!
Preserving Baby's First Photograph
Getting an ultrasound is an important moment for any expectant mother. Seeing your unborn child for the first time is an emotionally charged experience. If your body hasn't changed enough for you to really feel pregnant, watching your baby moving on the screen is often a rather surreal moment.
While some women only have one ultrasound, others have may have several photos to preserve. If a mother has a medical condition that increases the risk of premature birth or the doctor is worried about the health of the baby, several ultrasounds may be taken throughout the pregnancy. When placed next to each other in a scrapbook album, these photos offer a fun glimpse into how fast your baby is growing!
Unlike traditional photographs, however, ultrasound photos will deteriorate quickly. In fact, an ultrasound will likely start to fade by the time your baby reaches kindergarten. To preserve an ultrasound in your scrapbook, you have several options:
- Spray the ultrasound with a product such as Archival Mist
- Stick the photo in a plastic memorabilia pocket
- Laminate the original ultrasound photo before attaching it to your page
- Scan the ultrasound and make a copy on acid free cardstock, saving the original on a CD for further use
Creative Ideas for Ultrasound Scrapbook Layouts
When coming up with a title for ultrasound scrapbook layouts, feel free to get creative. Some ideas for page titles include:
- Love at First Sight
- My Little Angel
- Sent from Heaven
- A Pea in the Pod
- Wonderfully Made
- Just Beginning
- Miracle in the Making
- Baby on Board
- Sneak Peek
- First View
- Can't Wait to Meet You
- Coming Soon
- Growing More Each Day
- Camera Shy
Quotes to use on ultrasound scrapbook layouts may include:
- "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." -Psalm 139:13-14
- "Pregnancy: The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new." -Rajneesh
- "Life is tough enough without having someone kick you from the inside." -Rita Rudner
- "By far the most common craving of pregnant women is not to be pregnant." -Phyllis Diller
To create meaningful journaling for your ultrasound layout, consider writing a letter to your unborn baby. You can talk about how your pregnancy has been so far, how your friends and family are awaiting the baby's birth, what preparations you've made for the nursery, or your hopes for your child after he/she arrives. If the letter ends up being too personal for public viewing, simply place it in a small envelope attached to the page or mat it behind the ultrasound photo for your child to read at a later date.
The Perfect Finishing Touch
Since ultrasound photos are black and white, you can use basically any color scheme you want for this special page. Many people decide to use pink or blue if they've learned the sex of the baby through the ultrasound. However, pastel greens and yellows can be nice choices if you've decided to be surprised by your new arrival.
To make a cute embellishment for your ultrasound scrapbook layout, purchase a die cut silhouette of a pregnant woman and glue a small copy of your ultrasound photo onto her tummy.
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