December 2015

A Look Back at 2015

by Meghann on December 31, 2015

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)

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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

Magic Kingdom 3am


Turned the big 3-0


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



Shared our miracle with the world 

FSU Baby Announcement

Revealed the story behind our miracle


Began documenting weekly pregnancy updates

second trimester

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

third trimester


Traveled for work

pregnant travel

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

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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

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Celebrated baby’s first Christmas


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

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