The Day Raileigh Was Born

I am sure that all of you vividly remember the day your little one was born.

I can easily recall many details of the day that Raileigh joined this world. It was September 11, 2008. This was Day #4 of being in the hospital for me. Early in the morning, my doctors entered the room to check my progress. I had been on Petocin for 2 days straight, and had gotten no closer to a delivery.

Ever since I discovered that my due date was close to September 11, I had been quite adamant that I did not want Raileigh to arrive on that day. However, once I had been in the hospital for 4 days, on Petocin for 2 of them, and was making no progress– not even a contraction– I was ready for her whenever she would come.

So, the morning of September 11, when my doctors offered to do a c-section, I knew it was the right choice for us. I was already a week overdue and was anxious to see my daughter. We set a lunch date for 12:30pm, and I was told the procedure would take a total of 8 minutes. Sure enough- at 12:38 pm, Raileigh Jahzmyne Glaze was born.

My beautiful baby girl weighed 7 lb. 7oz. and was 21 inches long. From the very first moment I saw her, I knew that I had been blessed beyond measure. This precious bundle of joy was the perfect addition to our little family.

I know that it won’t be long before Raileigh begins to ask “What happened the day I was born?” She is curious about everything, and she is going to want to know ALL the details. That is why I am thrilled about an all-new website from Tommee Tippee- The Day Baby Was Born. This interactive website allows you to easily create a digital storybook that captures baby’s beginnings.

Based on your selections, Tommee Tippee will automatically gather information about the day your child was born. You’ll want to start the process as soon as you find out that you’re pregnant so every little detail and memory can be recorded. To get your story started, share your thoughts once a week in our pregnancy journal, below. You can also send Facebook pregnancy and birth announcements, and they will help to capture comments your friends post to your Wall. After your baby is born, complete your storybook with photos, birth day news & facts, your personal story and a letter to your baby. You’ll have a chance to edit, and preview everything before generating your storybook.

The best part is that this is a completely free service! That’s right– it costs nothing to use the unique The Day Baby Was Born Digital Storybook Service from Tommee Tippee.

So, what are you waiting for? Get started today and be fully prepared when your little one wants to know all about the day that they were born.

Disclosure: I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Tommee Tippee blogging contest for a chance to get a gift pack worth $50. For more information on how you can participate, click here.