By peoplestaff225
Updated July 07, 2005 06:00 AM

When I was a little girl, it was a great treat when my mom let me look through my baby book. As I was my mother’s first child, she took copious notes about the minutiae of my early days. I loved touching the locks of my first haircuts and reading my parents’ stories of my firsts. It amused me to no end to learn that one of my first words was “shit.”

I always knew that one day I would record the details of my own baby’s growth and development. Since this is something my will most likely treasure and will eventually be given, I wanted something very special. No cutesy Precious Moments tome would do.

While researching her family tree, Elizabeth Melsheimer discovered her grandmother’s baby book, “Mother Stork’s Baby Book.” As she explored the delicate century-old book, she contemplated repairing it but decided to bring new life to an heirloom by republishing it. She founded the Kistner’s Supply Publishing Company for the specific purpose of providing a baby book that would capture the precious memories in a baby’s first years and present them in a classic, collectible format.

Fifty-one softly-colored gorgeous illustrations accentuate the record of baby’s firsts, from “baby’s first photograph” to “baby’s first playmates.” Sprinkled throughout the book are the gentle words by Lewis Carroll, Francis Turner Palgrave, Eugene Field and Robert Louis Stevenson. Printed on heavy, archival paper, the 104-page hard-bound book is an exquisite way to record baby’s milestones and memories. The book is carefully wrapped in acid-free tissue paper, placed in a custom-made box, tied with a stylish, striped grosgrain ribbon and furnished with a gift card. To ensure the preservation of the memorable contents to be included with the book, a package of acid-free photo corners and a black gel pen with archival-quality ink are included.

Elizabeth has generously donated one copy of the limited edition Mother Stork’s Baby Book to be given to one of our lucky CBB readers. Click here to enter.

Elizabeth’s book is also featured in the August issue of Pregnancy Magazine!

The Rules: No purchase necessary. The winner will be chosen randomly. One entry per person. Multiple entries will be discarded- we can see your IP address so please don’t try to cheat. Only complete entries will be eligible for winning. The giveaway is open to winners in the United States who are 18 years or older. The giveaway closes Sunday, July 17th. Winners will be announced by July 19th via the site and email. The Celebrity Baby Blog is not responsible for lost, misdirected, or late entries. Not open to employees or immediate family members of employees of The Celebrity Baby Blog, their affiliates, or advertising/promotion agencies and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents. This offer is void wherever prohibited or restricted by national, state, or any governmental laws. The winner will be contacted via email regarding shipment.