Last week I was lucky enough to be invited along to the launch of The Day Baby Was Born, a great new free service by Tommee Tippee.
The day baby was born allows parents-to-be to capture every special moment of the journey, from when you first discover you're expecting, up until baby is born.
I wish I'd had something like this when I was pregnant with Ruby. I had every intention of keeping a diary, recording the first kick, making notes of the times I sent the old man out at 11pm in search of Creme Eggs and Dr Pepper...
I'd intended to keep a newspaper detailing events of the special day, but Ruby didn't come along til 11.30pm and to be honest, that was the last thing on my mind! I had plans to buy a copy of the No 1 single, and keep a note of the weather when she was born...
If this service had been around then, I could have done it all digitally as well as sharing the news via Facebook.
The clever site allows you to link with Facebook, and choose what you want to share on your wall with friends and family. It can capture comments too and add them into your digital scrapbook. You can use it to make your birth announcements and capture people's reactions - as well as cleverly allowing you to filter comments. Don't we all have someone in our families who'll say something inappropriate?!!
It also links with external news and data feeds so you can capture a record of events that are meaningful for you on that special day - whether it's the football results; the news headlines; the stocks and shares or celebrity gossip.
You can start your digital scrapbook at any point in the pregnancy, but the earlier you do it, the fuller a record you'll have, and the more features you'll be able to make use of. You'll get email reminders too so there's no excuse for forgetting to keep it up to date! It's totally secure and YOU get to decide what or if you want to share it on your Facebook page.
Take a look at the site to get started, or see a sample book to learn how it works.
Disclosure: I attended a launch event and received a goody bag. No financial reward was received and views expressed here are my own.