What do you do? My sister created a photo book and wrote in captions, memories, and quotes from her daughter written so you read it like she would have said it as a lispy two year old. Adorable and genius. My sister-in-law just started using chat books, and something about a book showing up seems kind of amazing. A friend (and JHP mama!) likes Emily Ley's baby book.
If you're looking around, here are some I've found:
Paper Source Pleased to Meet You Baby Journal. $14. Had me tearing up with a little line stuck in there saying, "That was the best thing that ever happened to me". So true, Paper Source.
Anthropologie My First Year: A Baby Journal. $29. Pretty, but you knew that. Easy on the eyes a clever diagram of teeth to date teething. But, the previews didn't convince me this book will track the things I want to write down.
Mushy Books Dreamcatcher. $79. This is my baby book dream. It's exactly what it says: a modern baby book. Comprehensive and beautiful. And not cheap. (Hello, shower gift!)
Rag and Bone Bindery Baby's First Book. $65. Tons of cover options here and you can order different family / parent configurations. I like that there were a few pages on family history - always a cool thing to document.
One last option: Artifact Uprising's Story of You. $120. What I love is that there are places to put real photos! And the book itself is a beautiful and quality album. What I don't love is that I really can't tell what else is on the pages.
Update: It looks like Emily Ley's lineup now also includes books for foster parents, infertility journeys, babies in heaven, adoption - Emily Ley, you are the woman.