Now that Moms today aren't just ticking days of the calendar with their marker - baby's arrival is preceded with some crafty and clever countdowns.
There's so much to look forward to with a new baby, and while pregnancy isn't all sunshine and daisies, these countdowns really give so many loved ones reasons to smile and look forward to the journey.
If you're expecting your own bundle of joy, take a cue from some of these clever mommies and share your journey through pregnancy with everyone in a fun documentary style form. Not only will it keep you focused on the positivity of the experience, a visual countdown like these will create a lasting scrapbook you'll be able to look back on as you and baby grow together.
We love the idea of making a countdown for every child - not just your first!
A Little Help with the Measuring Tape!
Kristan, our favorite blogger behind Confessions of a Cookbook Queen, welcomed baby Lucy a few weeks ago. She kept us all in the loop with her growing tummy along with some help from her son.
It was so fun watching her pregnancy progress, but even more fun watching her son's faces each week! If you have an older child, it's always so great to get them involved in these weekly photos!
Countdown to Baby T-Shirt
The pregnancy countdown t-shirt Miranda of One Little Minute made for her pregnancy with son Eliot continues to excite moms-to-be everywhere.
While Miranda took the DIY approach, you can actually order one of these fantastic shirt calanders from her so there's no work involved! Have fun with your photos just like Miranda did and include some fun facts like how you're feeling at different stages of the pregnancy.
A Pregnancy Story Through Photo
I love the visuals in Maggie's countdown. The Making Me Cranky blogger not only documented her physical change in photo, she added shots of baby's size.
Take a page from Maggie's blog posts and document your cravings of the week and baby thoughts of the week - looking back on all those crazy food cravings and the planning process will impress you later on!
Chalkboard Countdown + Cravings
I saved my favorite for last! Get the week count directly in your photos with this clever chalkboard idea.
I stumbled upon Charlene's countdown in late September - just a bit more than a month out from her baby's arrival and I could not stop myself from clicking through all the photos she shared each week previously. The creativity in each shot is fantastic and I loved the cravings she shared!