Here is our first vlog! This provides some background to our story, as well as explaining why I am starting this blog. It also talks about what Pierre Robin Sequence (PRS) is, and Ava’s case specifically.
There are big changes happening! Our vlog is moving! Well, mostly. The Pierre Robin Sequence related stuff will stay on this page, but everything else will be on a new blog called “Noticing the Happy.” My goal is to talk about the ups and downs of being a parent, positivity in difficult situations and playtime… Continue reading Big Changes to the Vlog!
Ava is TWO! Her birthday was last week and I still can’t believe it. I wanted to share with you my favorite vlog of the year – the birthday vlog. I recap the big milestones in Ava’s year and include some unseen footage. This year was even more fun because Ava is talking and I… Continue reading Happy 2nd Birthday, Ava!
This is a video that probably only a mother can love… but I definitely do love it. Because this is the piano I grew up with. It was a wedding gift to my grandmother and has been in the family for decades. This is the piano that my mom played while I placed my hands… Continue reading Ava Plays Piano
It’s been a tradition for our family to go to the Peach Festival every year. The first time we went, Ava was still in my tummy. Last year, Ava still wasn’t walking yet but loved seeing the peaches in the trees. And this year we got to go as a family of four. It makes… Continue reading Peach Festival 2018
On February 21st, our little family grew by one. It was an exciting (and rather dramatic) day and I am so glad for all the moments we were able to capture. Holding my little girl for the first time, seeing Dan become a daddy all over again and Ava meeting her little sister (wait until… Continue reading Welcome to the World, Little One – A Birth Story
There’s been so many fun things happening for our family lately — Ava has grown so much, even since our last video. And I’ve grown a lot too – haha! I can’t wait to meet this little girl in my tummy and her sister Ava can’t wait either! PS – This will be our last… Continue reading Ava is 20 Months Old and I’m 38 Weeks Pregnant
So I am trying to get a few more videos edited for you guys before Baby2 comes (since I’ve been behind for months now – ugh) and this one was a fun one and fast edit. It actually was pretty unplanned – after I filmed my pregnancy and Ava update, Ava said she wanted to… Continue reading Toddler Songs & Silly Faces with Ava June
This was such a special Christmas for us – our last as a family of three. I loved creating traditions and seeing Ava’s eyes light up over and over. What is it about children that allows you to rediscover the holidays all over again? It really is just beautiful. —————————— Please note: PRS operates on… Continue reading Christmas Memories 2017
It’s almost Christmas! I am so excited – this is our first Christmas with Ava at our house (aka not traveling) and while I’m going to miss seeing my family and friends out-of-state, there’s something nice about being home. For this week’s vlog (sorry it was a little late!), I wanted to share some of… Continue reading Christmas Traditions
This week we had our 28 week ultrasound to look at Baby2’s chin and palate (and overall health). Of course, Baby Girl didn’t cooperate at first – she was super curled up and comfy in there. After an hour and a half of trying, we finally got a good look at her little face… ——————————… Continue reading The 28 Week Ultrasound