When my son was born, he was given a University of Maine Black Bear stuffed animal. We decided to use that bear to gauge how much he had grown with a photo shoot each month. As you may have already seen on here, we are doing the same with our daughter. We had considered getting her a new bear but decided that we wanted to not only be able to compare their growth each month but with each other as well. Here is a composite of Levi's monthly photos.
I wish we had thought to take one in the hospital and one on his first birthday but both days were so busy, it was forgotten. I love that you can see his little personality develop as well. I am hoping to continue to take yearly photos with the bear as he grows.
If you have done anything like this with your kids, I would love to see it!