On the Day You Were Born by Debra Fraiser is a sure-fire tearjerker. A masochist for reading it to Olivia at least once a week, I bawl every time. The illustrations are unbelievably imaginative and the story is so poignantly written it takes me back to that crazy day my water broke unexpectedly.
Fraiser is a powerhouse of talent; she does both the writing and illustrating. On the Day You Were Born has won numerous accolades including Parent's Choice Gold Award and is said to be a modern-day classic.
Available to order here, On the Day You Were Born makes a great shower or birthday gift. Fraiser's Web site gives the super cute idea of taking the book to the hospital as a gift for the parents of a newborn so the baby's footprints can be placed in the book and the doctors, nurses, and visitors can sign it. How (sniff, sniff) cool is that?