Happy New Year’s Eve!
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:
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)
I opened up and shared our TTC journey. (See also: The Five Stages of TTC and My TTC Kit)
Rode ALL THE RIDES at Walt Disney World in 24 Hours
Turned the big 3-0
Celebrated at Walt Disney World with the cutest nephew on the planet
Shared our miracle with the world
Revealed the story behind our miracle
Began documenting weekly pregnancy updates
Spent a long weekend at Walt Disney World with my family
Found out we were having a girl
Escaped to my favorite island
Traveled to Seattle with the Brooks team
Earned baby’s first race medal
Ran a Fourth of July race with my sister
Showered my brother and his future bride
Entered the third trimester
Traveled for work
Partied at Owen’s first birthday
Diaper dashed at our baby shower
Reflected on life a year after the M-Word
Finished the nursery
Took our maternity photos
Meals and Miles turned 7
Welcomed Annalynn to the world
Shared the story behind Annalynn’s name
Adjusted to life with a newborn
Shared the truth behind our breastfeeding journey
Annalynn turned 1 month
Survived our first road trip with a baby
Baby’s first Thanksgiving
Annalynn turned 2 months
Took Annalynn to Disney for the first time
Returned to work
Celebrated baby’s first Christmas
Cheers to 2016! I can’t wait to see what adventures you have in store.
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