~This post is in collaboration with Qeepsake.~
I had the very best intentions when my son was born to keep a baby book. I ended up with two even! I wanted to remember his first tooth, first word, first smile and all the other sweet moments. But somewhere between going from 1 to 2 kids, I unintentionally gave it up. So imagine my excitement when I found a virtual baby book that let me keep track of BOTH my kids’ memories and “firsts” via text message (or facebook messenger).
I present to you Qeepsake!
Qeepsake is a text message baby journal and is as easy as it sounds. Every day I receive journal prompts for both of my children over text message and answer directly back. These questions vary from “What did Hadley do today?” to “What do you think Emmett will be when he grows up?” and “What is the Hadley’s birth story?” There are questions I never would have even though to record which I love. Qeepsake then saves all of these entries for me and compiles them individually for each child.
There are a bunch of different plans to check out. They vary with the amount of questions allotted per day, adding photos and having the option to go back to missed questions just to name some. I have the Premium plan and so I can get up to 4 questions a day, 2 for each child and can send in a bunch of photos. One of the coolest features I just learned about is you can text Qeepsake FIRST if a funny or monumental thing happens that day. Qeepsake will record it for you with the date it happens.
You also get to pick what time of day you want your question(s) to come too which helps if you know what time of day you are typically free and will have time to send the text back. I have mine set for 8 pm because it is right when the kids are down and Jake and I are usually together. It only takes me a minute or two to answer.
The best part!? You actually can still end up with the baby book if you choose to do so. Yes, you have the option to have all of these memories printed into a book that Qeepsake does for you. The books start at only $19.99 too!
So really, if you have not been playing keep up like you hoped, I would really recommend this service. I found it over Christmas and just internally squealed with delight at this idea. How perfect for us modern moms? 😉