If you’re on my Facebook page (and you should be!) you saw this video I posted the other day. I started making it for Harper’s 2nd birthday, but that was right around the time we started packing up to sell our house while building a new house and moving into an apartment until it was finished where Everly slept in a Pack N Play in our closet. Never. Moving. Again. Needless to say I got overwhelmed with anything extra to do and decided to shelf the whole birthday video idea. This year I was determined to complete it, but I was newly pregnant and beyond sick so I was again failing to get it finished in time. I eventually broke down hired someone to help clean up the edits and blend the songs so it would be ready to show our guests at Harper’s 3rd birthday party. But then she got sick. Really sick. Her 4 day fever made us edit the party down to just a few family members and a seriously low key day where she spent much of the time napping and feeling miserable. So no video was shown (or even thought about actually.)
Fast forward to the other day when I finally uploaded it to YouTube and got the word out about being pregnant as well as our gender reveal which is at the end.
My goal was to make a video for each child’s birthday, but knowing what a pain in the ass editing is I think I’ll set that goal much lower to something like ‘each kid gets 1 video before the age of 5.’ Whew- that feels better. I might even change it to 10.
Anyway, enjoy and if you’re feeling up to it maybe you can make something similar for your child’s birthday (not to stress you out too.)