67 January 12, 2011

The 4-6 Weeks Project

I am one month away from my due date today. We’re about to add a baby boy to our family, and Eleanor is about to become a big sister.

If this pregnancy is at all similar to the first (I went 15 days past the due date), then I figure we have about 4-6 weeks to go. An earlier arrival would be welcome, but to remember our last days as a family of three, I’m starting a new project. The 4-6 Weeks Project. I will document each day with a photograph and a few sentences, and at the end I will compile them all into a keepsake book for Eleanor. I’ll also share them with you here weekly.

{ IntroductionWeek OneWeek TwoWeek ThreeWeek FourThe EndView All }

Today, we are one month away from your little brother’s due date, and soon you will be a big sister. You and mama played with your pink and brown Connect Four set while daddy was at work. You’re very serious about putting the pieces in just so, and you’ll only use the brown ones. You gave all of the pink pieces to mama.

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    luuve
    January 14, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    aww this is such a good idea…she will love you for it..i know my son and i look at his old pictures and old videos and he just adores them!

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    Ashlea Walter
    January 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Where oh where did you find a pink and brown Connect Four? Love!

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    January 14, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    […] of babes on the way, Nicole Balch shared a sweet idea for chronicling the last few weeks with her firstborn as an “only” […]

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    stacy
    January 16, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    i love this idea! i am 7-8 weeks from my due date and i am starting to feel very sentimental about my family of three soon becoming a family of four. this is a great way to make the transition…

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    The 4-6 Weeks Project (Week One) | Making it Lovely
    January 19, 2011 at 9:23 am

    […] as a family of three. I explained the project and posted the first photograph in the series here: The 4-6 Weeks Project. Today, I’m back with the rest of the photos from week […]

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    The 4-6 Weeks Project (Week Two) | Making it Lovely
    January 26, 2011 at 9:09 am

    […] each day until the new baby arrives, to document our last 4-6 weeks as a family of three. { • Introduction • Week One […]

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    Jaclyn
    January 26, 2011 at 10:25 am

    I love this project and you take such lovely photos! I was wondering what computer software you are using for the project to make the photos look like they are the pages of a calendar. Also, do you do anything special to get the lighting just right- professional lights or reflectors? Thanks!

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      Making it Lovely
      January 26, 2011 at 10:26 am

      I’m doing the layouts in Photoshop, though I’ll put together the final book with InDesign. No lighting tricks — just whatever light is available.

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        Sonja
        February 16, 2011 at 3:40 pm

        Thank you so much for sharing this project! Your girl is adorable and I am sure she will cherish this when she is grown and waiting for her own bundle of joy to arrive.

        I appreciate you sharing your computer software. I just found your blog and I LOVE it! Enjoy you two littl ones and know that when you are up to posting again that you have an audience.

        Also I really enjoy the nursing and clothing styling boards.

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    The 4-6 Weeks Project (Week Three) | Making it Lovely
    February 2, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    […] Eleanor each day until the new baby arrives, to document our last 4-6 weeks as a family of three. { Introduction • Week One • Week Two […]

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    The 4-6 Weeks Project (Week Four) | Making it Lovely
    February 10, 2011 at 10:43 am

    […] Eleanor each day until the new baby arrives, to document our last 4-6 weeks as a family of three. { Introduction • Week One • Week Two • Week Three […]

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    The 4-6 Weeks Project (The End) | Making it Lovely
    February 16, 2011 at 8:52 am

    […] Eleanor each day until the new baby arrived, to document our last 4-6 weeks as a family of three. { Introduction • Week One • Week Two • Week Three • Week Four […]

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