Family Chronicle: 2016 a year of change and excitement.
Family Chronicle: 2016. When Bill and I found out we were pregnant with our third child in 4 years, there was a little shock. Billy was almost fourth and Aidan was almost two. We had a rough time with our strong-willed Aidanzilla and we hadn’t slept in almost two years because Aidan didn’t need sleep. He scoffed at sleep. He would have probably given it the middle finger if he knew what that meant. So December 2015 rolls around and I am exhausted and sick and BAM, I am pregnant! We had experienced our second miscarriage earlier that summer and although I was beyond heart-broken, I was not ready for a third baby in the house when my youngest baby, at the time, was such a challenge. So when the test turned up positive in early December, I was surprised, but more prepared for the idea of a third child after being pregnant for a few short week in June and July.
We had a few complications with Aidan’s birth and I was told that if we wanted a third baby, that had to be our last because my body would not handle another birth after the third. (And boy were they right, but Caleb’s birth story can be told another time.) Knowing that this pregnancy would be my last and this would be the completion of our family, I started looking at special ways to document the year in the life of our family during the first year. I came across this amazing idea to video various segments of the year and stream them together to make a final documentary of our family. I contacted a friend that had just opened her own videography and pitched the idea. We started filming a week before Caleb was born and had a second session the day he came home. Out of the two-session footage, Franky Youssef compiled the teaser below. Since then we have filmed a Christmas cookie session with our family friends and have scheduled a session for Billy’s 5th birthday painting party. We will document Caleb crawling, walking for the first time, his one-year birthday party and the most special part is including the great grandparents, grandparents, and the extended family.
This family chronicle of right before Caleb was born and the first week of Caleb’s life that was posted a few months ago was recently liked on Facebook and it appeared in my newsfeed. Even after watching this video over fifty times, I cannot help but tear up watching it again. Those are my babies and my babies are growing so fast. This video will be something we cherish as a family for always.
Video credit: In Frame Videography