Once you are home with your new baby, you can indulge yourself with taking as many photographs as you want of the newest member of your family. New babies grow fast and it is hard to keep up with the changes in their life, so starting a first year’s photo album will give you the framework for recording all these changes.
New baby gifts from relatives and friends will be part of these photos, as you take pictures of your baby in their special outfits or with particular toys. Sending photos to the givers of these gifts not only says thank you to them but also shows them that you really are pleased with the gift and are using it.
You may have a keepsake box for items such as the baby’s hospital bracelet, which you could keep with the photo album as a reminder of how your baby looked and how small they were when they were born.
Photographs should also include brothers and sisters, who will love to be photographed either on their own or with their new sister or brother. If they have been given some gifts as well, then these can be included in the photos as part of the memories of this special time.