• thoughts on weight gain in pregnancy

    Dena June 10, 2013

    Throughout my pregnancy, several women (both pregnant + not pregnant) gave me advice or asked for advice about pregnancy weight gain. For some women, it was about their discomfort with their pregnant bodies, sadness or embarrassment about “getting fat.” For other women, it was about…

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  • all in a golden afternoon

    Dena June 6, 2013

    “You can learn a lot of things from the flowers, for especially in the month of June.” —Alice in Wonderland A couple of days ago, Roman & I took a ride down to my parent’s house. I wanted to take him for a walk in…

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  • One-Month-Old Roman James

    Dena June 4, 2013

    Our little Roman James is one-month-old today. The past four weeks have been the most challenging, the most amazing, and the most love-filled weeks that I could have ever imagined. I am so excited to find out what’s next. What an extraordinary adventure motherhood is…

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  • Baby’s Been…

    Dena June 3, 2013

    Tomorrow Roman James will be one month old. In the past four weeks, I have learned so much about this beautiful boy. I want to remember what he’s doing at each stage of his growth. This new series “Baby’s Been” will be all about what…

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  • everything changes: three weeks as a mother

    Dena May 29, 2013

    “We aren’t here for a long time, just for a good time.” Roman turned three-weeks-old yesterday. What a three weeks it has been! He is the sweetest little boy this side of heaven. We’ve had all kinds of ups & downs… and lefts & rights……

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  • on a monday afternoon

    Dena May 21, 2013

    sitting out on the deck with roman & bella. a warm may afternoon. soft puffs of dandelion fuzz floating through the air like snowflakes. sunshine peaking in & out from behind the clouds. giant bumblebees buzzing overhead & birds calling to one another in the…

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  • Our Birth Story

    Dena May 20, 2013

    On Sunday, May 5th, I started having light contractions. I had my weekly obgyn visit scheduled for Tuesday, the 7th, but with all the signs, I figured I had better go in on Monday “just to be safe.” As it turned out, I was almost…

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  • our first week together

    Dena May 16, 2013

    Life with a newborn is hard. There is no other way to put it. You go into it expecting the lack of sleep, long nights, hard days, crying, dirty diapers, and the lot — but you can’t prepare yourself for what it will really mean;…

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  • Roman James

    Dena May 11, 2013

    Meet Roman James, born on May 7th, 2013 at 5:43 a.m., weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces and measuring 21 and 1/4 inches. He is the most beautiful boy. I have so much to say but currently Roman is nursing on my left side — indeed,…

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