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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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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kelli @ Hungry Hobby December 31, 2015 at 9:06 am

Meghann, you had quite the year! I’m always continually amazed by your ability to be so incredibly honest on your blog about your personal life. I’m sure that it was hard at times to put things out there like your TTC and MC stories, but it means the world to your readers it gives us all hope and inspiration. So many people going through the same things as you really appreciate following your story. You’ve done so many amazing things, I can’t wait to see what next year holds for you!
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2 Sana December 31, 2015 at 9:29 am

What a beautiful and blessed year for you!
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3 Melissa December 31, 2015 at 9:58 am

I remember reading those posts where you opened up and shared what you were going through. It takes a lot of strength to do that and gives courage to other people who might be scared to share their own struggles. Thank you for being so transparent and being willing to share so much of your life!
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4 The Many Thoughts of a Reader December 31, 2015 at 10:00 am

What a happy year! Here is to a happy 2016, full of snuggles and love!

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5 Beth December 31, 2015 at 12:22 pm

I don’t always comment, but I want you to know this post really helped me. That may seem like an odd thing to say, but I keep trying to remind myself that a year can make a whole world of difference. Since wanting to be a mom in 2014, I’ve dealt with 18 months of health problems. As I work through some of those issues, not knowing if I’ll ever be “healthy enough” to have a baby, it is good to see someone be so honest about their own struggles. Thank you.

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6 Kelly December 31, 2015 at 2:20 pm

What year! It’s incredible to look back and see all that’s happened in 2015. Like you I started this year feeling sad after a 2014 miscarriage and wondering if I’d ever have the second child I’d always dreamed of to complete our family… And ending this year with a beautiful new baby in my arms! Looking forward to following your adventures in 2016.
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7 Emily January 1, 2016 at 9:00 am

Seeing how God brought your miracle was AWESOME! Yay for another year.
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8 Jesica @rUnladylike January 1, 2016 at 3:33 pm

Congrats on such a special year. Loved seeing it all in photos. Baby A is so beautiful and I’m so glad you are all doing well. Also glad we got to hang out in Seattle in June :) Wishing you an amazing 2016. xo
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