Saturday, August 29, 2009

Bloggy Book is Here...

Oh Happy Day! My Bloggy Book came!!! Let me tell you, this is worth every penny of $49.95. And that is spoken by Mrs. Frugal! The price was so high because it's all in color and hardbound and 188 pages long! They start out really cheap, depending on the number of pages. It is great and I'm in love with it. The name of it is, of course, Miracle Named Avery - subtitled: Volume1 - Avery's First Year. It only includes posts from the NICU through her first birthday. I plan to do one every year and she'll have 18 hardback books about her life when she leaves me to venture into this big world. If we ever let her leave : ) I wonder if she'll even care to read them, but I think I would and her children will. And if no one else ever does, when I'm old and gray, I know I'll cherish them. Heck, I cherish it now! It took me, I would estimate, 10-14 literal laptop hours (the weekend she stayed with Nonna) and I got the book within 2 weeks. It is hardbound and 7x7. I spent a while doing it and have tons of suggestions if anyone plans on doing one (including how to get free shipping) - just leave me a comment and I will let you know! I used blurb.com which can automatically communicate with Blogger and load all of your posts and the pictures that go with that post. So, without further ado...here it is!
The pictures are not great, I had to turn off the flash...this is the cover page after you open the book. It has the same quote that is on my header "A place for sharing stories and photographs of the 2lb mriacle that changed our lives forever...A Miracle Named Avery!"
Of course, I couldn't look at it before Avery did. She was just as excited as I was! As you can see - I literally ripped open the package (after running to meet the FedEx man and saying 'thank you thank you thank you' - like I won a prize or something - ha!)
She immediately began to kiss that beautiful baby on the cover,
can't say I blame her...
I love how she just pointed at herself and kissed it over and over and over!
The title is sideways - but you can choose all types of layouts. Love the by: Casey Reeves part. HA! I deserve it. I never thought I'd get so tired of looking at my Mac! Charlie says I'm a published author now. I really don't think this counts!
What a terrible picture, but you get the idea?

9 comments:

{Louisiana.Bride} said...

Omg I love it, that is the best idea ever, way better than just a plain old photo album.

Cristi said...

Cant wait to see it today!

Curran said...

I'm so excited that it turned out perfect for you!

Pennington Posts said...

I will definetly have to check into this. I love this, I have done the hardback picture books but this is great. I may hit you up for some ideas when I get ready to start. I have so many things going right now.

Penny said...

Neat! That would be cool to have, even for an old girl like me. My grands and great-grands could read it. =)

Beth E. said...

What a great idea! I would love to know all the hints/tips. I'm thinking of ordering a book, too.

I can't get over how much Avery's hair has grown! It's seems so much longer and fuller since just a month ago. She is adorable!

Amanda said...

I can't wait to make mine :) I'm so glad you like it!

Baylee's Mommy said...

That's awesome!The idea of spending 10+ hours on any project stresses me out ;)
It is a fantastic little keepsake for sure!

Too Many Hats said...

Those phot books are worth their weight in gold. They are precious and will be passed down for generations.