Thursday, September 23, 2010
Overall, I’m very pleased with how Connor’s “baby book” turned out. From upload time to delivery, I only had to wait 1 week. I’m definitely impressed by the quality – the text and pictures are all crisp and clear. It’s also really fun to have all of these images of his first year – to see just how much he changed in those first 12 months – in a more tangible format. (However, I’m still feeling a little burned out from the whole process; hence the blog posting slowdown lately.)
We volunteer at the hospital where Connor stayed, meeting with current NICU families, to hopefully offer a little support and hope that their babies will come home someday. We take Connor with us when we can (ie. not flu season), and it really seems to help the families to see a former NICU patient doing so well. After the book arrived, I realized that it would make a great visual aid – it would help offer perspective – for them to see how small and sick he was, and how miracles can really happen.
I plan to make additional books for Connor as the years progress, and will likely combine a couple of years into each one. Future books won’t have nearly as many pictures or text crammed into them, so I expect that creating them will go a lot more smoothly.
Yes, I’d definitely use Blurb again (but I am hoping that their software is significantly upgraded before then :).