I know I mentioned this book before Addilyn was born, but I have to share how we used it because I'm pretty sure it's been my best idea in terms of baby projects or presents for Addilyn. The first time I read this book in Barnes and Noble I cried. You can partially blame it on hormones but it also is the sweetest book I've ever read.
We brought the book to the hospital, along with a permanent marker, so that visitors could write a note to Addilyn on the pages. The book is now filled with sweet messages from family and friends that love Addilyn so much!
My favorite part of the book is that we had the nurse put her footprints on the last page. I was quite impressed that in my post tramatic birthing state, I remembered to ask Chris to get the book out while they were doing her footprints.
Sadly a few of her toes started smudging so I bought some sealer spray and that has seemed to work! I'm so glad that we have this book. We already read it many nights before bed time and I still get teary eyed once in awhile. I get excited thinking about Addiyn being able to read and understand how many people were so excited to met her!