I never wanted to know, before they were born, what sex my babies were, and when my son told me he and his partner were having a baby girl, I felt a bit disappointed - I felt they had taken a little of the excitement out of the occasion. But as time has gone by, and with the naming of the yet to be born baby, Sam has already become a very real member of my family - all I have to do now is meet her! And the excitement is back.
With Sam due to arrive in the world in February, I have been making a photo album for her parents. Because it is a specific album for a specific person, it took me ages to decide what to do, but I am so happy with how it has turned out.
The covers are stamped with Trade Aid wooden animal stamps, and then overlaid with a bubble pattern made by laying paper over bubbles blown in a container of dye, water and dishwashing liquid.
The spine has small animal buttons sewn on it.