{Love Letters to our Little Ones} – Happy 18 Months Eden (our first vlogging experience)

{Love Letters to our Little Ones} – Happy 18 Months Eden (our first vlogging experience)

Oh my goodness, so today I managed to finally upload and post our first vlog onto YouTube.  I talked about the possibility of vlogging on my #littleloves post last week, and today I was finally able to make it a reality.  I was really meaning that we would make more little musical videos of our children having fun, but the encouragement of everyone saying it was so brave to consider going in front of the camera really challenged me.

I hate being in front of the camera, I can see the vast weight that I’ve put on since having our last baby girl and my body having completely given up the capacity for any exercise other than walking *sighs*.  I can hear my Northern accent that my Southern husband often ridicules.  I have been watching a lot of Vlogs recently, and seeing Lucy at Dear Beautiful embrace her fear of getting in front of the camera to document her third pregnancy really struck a chord with me.  I desperately want our children to have memories of us, I want them to be able to look back and see how much they were loved, wanted, adored and treasured.  I want them to hear about the little things that they would do at each milestone and how we responded to it.  I want them to have a record of the most beautiful childhood we strive to give them.

I’ve been watching a lot of Charlotte over at Write Like No-One’s Watching and her YouTube channel, which is really good by the way, you should click here to check her out.   Charlotte has encouraged me by her obvious love of make-up and having a beautiful face all done for the camera, to days where she vlogs with no make-up on at all.  She doesn’t vlog for anyone’s approval, it’s because she wants to, and she obviously doesn’t care about what people think of her (of course she’s beautiful with and without make-up), the days she’s made up is to make herself feel better, because she loves beauty.  Not for the camera.

So, with that in mind, we are going to start vlogging.  I’m not bothered if people who don’t understand blogging and vlogging think that I’m strange, because this is just another way to capture the here and now for our little ones.  So they can look back and enjoy.  If people want to join us on our journey that is amazing, but it’s definitely not about the statistics for me.

If you want to watch our first effort.  James and I have vlogged together ’18 Reasons we Love Eden at 18 Months’…

Happy 18 Months our beautiful girl, we love you so much, you may never fully understand but I hope this helps you to capture just a glimpse.
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16 thoughts on “{Love Letters to our Little Ones} – Happy 18 Months Eden (our first vlogging experience)

  1. Well done for starting your vlog. I love that your partner is being ‘as normal as possible’. Your aim for this is wonderful. There is so much we forget and being able to look back on what you said is going to be amazing. I wish we had done this earlier. We seem to have lots of photos and videos of our children but not of us (always behind the camera). Would be great to see more.

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    1. Aww thank you Kirsten, so kind of you xx we think it may be really boring for others but I’m so excited for them to be able to look back when they’re older. To know the stories. The way my Mum regales me with the same ones over and over because it’s all she remembers xx

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  2. Awe I absolutely loved hearing about Edens progress and all her lovely little ways… P.s Al you look lovely and your hair is so long now … Also James is hilarious and reminds me so much of Judah lol xxx lots of love auntie Jenny x

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  3. Aww well done on your very first vlog and its really put a face to the name and the blog banner. I love all the little things you love about Eden, how lovely is she!! I think she will love this when she’s older. A big Happy 18 month birthday to her 🙂

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  4. I think you’d go nuts if you wrote to please people. Someone out there will always have something negative to say. Much better to aim for feeling confident about what you’re putting out there.

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