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A Look Back: 1984

by Megan

Welcome to the very first of our monthly link-up series, A Look Back! I’m so excited to be hosting this series, along with Absolute Mommy, Covered in Grace, and The Houtz House Party. We hope you enjoy this series and will participate by linking up!

We want to know who you were, where you were, and what your life was like in the year we are covering each month. After everyone has linked up, we will have this wonderful treasury of memories from that year, from all different people, from all different places and walks of life.

As I had the original idea for this series, I decided to start with the year 1984, because that’s the year I was born!

I was born on May 23rd, 1984, at 8:07am. I weighed 7 pounds, 10.5 ounces, and I was 20 inches long. My mom recorded in my baby book that she and my dad “stopped at Denny’s on the way to the hospital.” …Clearly I was second in priority to corndogs a scheduled c-section.

I was baby #2, and baby girl #1 for them! My older brother is about 3.5 years older than me. They named me Megan Lynn; “Megan” because they liked it, and “Lynn” because that is also my mom’s middle name.

In my baby book, my mom wrote:

“I can’t express adequately how happy Larry and I were when the doctor said, “It’s a girl!” Dr. Roper held you next to my face so I could kiss you before they took you to the nursery. While I waited in the recovery room all the nurses referred to me as “the one who just had that beautiful baby girl.”

She also wrote that I slept 7-8 hours a night right away (you’re welcome, Mom), and she pasted the word “feisty” as a way to describe me!

In 1984, my parents were living in a small house in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. My dad worked at a software company, and my mom was a first grade teacher. Reagan was president, the hit song was Stevie Wonder’s “I Just Called To Say I Love You,” and the average price of a new home was $87k.

I can’t say I have a lot of memories from this year, but apparently we visited Storyland, in New Hampshire:

I liked to eat!

And I celebrated my first Christmas!

Age: newborn
Where you lived: Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Favorite activities/pastimes: sleeping, eating, learning to crawl
Vacations taken: Storyland and lots of trips to the beach!
Best friend(s): my big brother, Christopher
Favorite book: probably any board book I could get my mouth on
Favorite place to be: the beach, of course!
Favorite outfit/Fashion trends: I probably rocked some onesies.
Did you have any “firsts” this year? Oh you know, first breath, first food, first everything!
What did you do for your birthday or a special holiday? I was born!

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mallory June 1, 2012 - 7:03am

Dad actually looks a lot of Christopher in that picture from Storyland.

Brooke @ Covered in Grace June 1, 2012 - 7:02am

OMG you were such a pretty baby!!
Loving that baby food pic!!

So glad you came up with this series Megan!!
I love it!

Kelly June 1, 2012 - 7:22am

SUCH a cutie patootie!!!!!! Love this!

kendra @ A Proverbs 31 Wife June 1, 2012 - 3:50pm

What a fun post, the pic of you eating is hysterical!

brighton harper June 1, 2012 - 12:46pm

Awww, you were such a cute baby! All your pictures are so sweet but I love the eating one the best!

Thanks for creating this party. It’s been really inspiring.

Julie Marie June 1, 2012 - 10:37am

so so cute girl…you rocked some onesies alright.. love it!! and i got a little teared up reading what your mom wrote.. makes me wish i would have done that with my other 2 girls besides my first son.. =( great “memories.”

Julie Marie June 1, 2012 - 10:38am

(and thanks for hosting the link up with the other girls. this was a fun one!)

fort mcdowell June 1, 2012 - 12:59pm

Generation gap. Right here, through the middle of the room. Good thing I like you anyway! (I think I had that haircut your cousin? had.) And you do look like Vanessa – love the big brown eyes!

Cat June 1, 2012 - 7:32pm

That picture of you eating the baby food is quite possibly the cutest things I’ve seen all day. LOVE it. Thanks for hosting :)

Jackie June 1, 2012 - 7:54pm

oh “feisty”, your high chair pic is auh-mazing. Such a cute baby you were!!!


Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com June 2, 2012 - 1:21pm

This is such a cute post! And I love the idea! My daughter was looking at the pictures and said ‘Dino Dan!’ when I got to the one of you and your brother. Haha! Cracked me up :)

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