This week, I decided to do something totally and utterly out of my comfort zone. It's something I've fancied trying for a little while having watched YouTube videos religiously for so many years, and that was to do a couple of vlogs myself. I really do take my hat off to all the YouTubers who create such amazing and creative vlogs, talk so clearly and seem so natural when talking to a camera, because I really think it is quite a hard skill to master, and much harder than it looks.
I haven't had a YouTube channel for very long at all really, so it's very much in it's early days, but I've uploaded a few videos of our holidays, LO's 2nd birthday and our pregnancy announcement in the summer. Oddly my Canon DSLR doesn't have video capabilites (I really wish it did) so I tend to film everything on my iPhone. It's not the best quality and it can be hard to get super arty shots, but I always have it to hand and tend to capture a lot of short snippets from our everyday lives. Recently I made a Monthly Montage created from clips I had on my iPhone from November and enjoyed looking back at these ordinary clips so much, I thought I'd try and capture a bit more in December. I love watching other people's Vlogmas videos (this year I have been mostly watching those of Fleur de Force, Tanya Burr and fellow blogger and very talented Katie Ellison).
Although I really don't feel entirely comfortable talking to the camera myself yet (I think everyone hates the sound of their own voice, right?) I really wanted to capture some of our most ordinary of moments from this festive month as big changes are headed our way in the form of a new arrival for our little family. I feel and look exhausted and huge most of the time, but it could be a potentially really exciting month for us and I want to capture a few moments of us in our final month as a family of three. I think it'll be exciting to capture the very end of this pregnancy too, which feels like it has flown by so quickly.
But more than anything, I want to capture these lovely days of LO as a toddler. He is growing up so fast and his talking is coming on day by day, so it's lovely to capture some of that too. And even if it's not the most interesting of lives we lead, it's real life. If other people are anything like me, I know I love seeing what other people get up to on a normal day, and this is what it's all about. Plus we'll love having these memories to look back on in years to come, I don't just want to remember the holidays and birthdays, I want to treasure these ordinary moments too.