December 2015

A Look Back at 2015

by Meghann on December 31, 2015

Happy New Year’s Eve!

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At the end of 2014 I was not in a good place. On December 31st I essentially gave the finger to one of the hardest years of my life and vowed to do things differently in 2015: new year, new attitude. Just a few weeks later we discovered we were expecting our little miracle. The “LMP” my due date was based on was 12/31/14. I guess 2014 wanted to prove it still had a little magic in it.

So 2015 became the year of our miracle. Between pregnancy, giving birth, and adjusting to life with a newborn; 2015 was essentially all baby, all the time.

Don’t get me wrong, 2015 still had its share of ups and downs, but I wouldn’t trade any of those for a second. All of the anxiety I felt this year, all of the body image struggles, all of the sleepless nights, and all of the hormone driven craziness was 100% worth it. 2015 was the year of the baby, but it was also the start to the next chapter in our lives. It was our year of hope, love, and family.

Here’s a look back at the year that changed our lives forever:

January

Kicked off the year with the New Balance crew by running the Walt Disney World Half Marathon. (See also: There’s a Mouse on My Shoe and Memory Maker Review)

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I opened up and shared our TTC journey. (See also: The Five Stages of TTC and My TTC Kit)

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Rode ALL THE RIDES at Walt Disney World in 24 Hours

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February

Turned the big 3-0

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Celebrated at Walt Disney World with the cutest nephew on the planet

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April 

Shared our miracle with the world 

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Revealed the story behind our miracle

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Began documenting weekly pregnancy updates

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Spent a long weekend at Walt Disney World with my family

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Found out we were having a girl

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May

Escaped to my favorite island

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June

Traveled to Seattle with the Brooks team

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Earned baby’s first race medal

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July

Ran a Fourth of July race with my sister

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Showered my brother and his future bride

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Entered the third trimester

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August

Traveled for work

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Partied at Owen’s first birthday

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Diaper dashed at our baby shower

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Reflected on life a year after the M-Word

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September

Finished the nursery

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Took our maternity photos

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Meals and Miles turned 7

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October

Welcomed Annalynn to the world 

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Shared the story behind Annalynn’s name

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Adjusted to life with a newborn

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Shared the truth behind our breastfeeding journey

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November

Annalynn turned 1 month

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Survived our first road trip with a baby

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Baby’s first Thanksgiving

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December

Annalynn turned 2 months

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Took Annalynn to Disney for the first time

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Returned to work

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Celebrated baby’s first Christmas

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Cheers to 2016! I can’t wait to see what adventures you have in store.

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