• january day //

    This Week // 01.23.15

    Dena January 23, 2015

    Lately each week seems to move faster than the one before it. Maybe it’s because there’s so much that I want to get done before baby girl arrives. Our days can be monotonous this time of year — extreme cold and bad weather can do that — but they’re filled with a lot of love & learning, too. And for that, I am deeply grateful. Every day I learn more…

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  • Subchorionic Hemorrhage // Subchorionic Hematoma

    Dena January 6, 2015

    I was five-and-a-half weeks pregnant. It was early August. We were at the county fair, inside the circus tent. Something went wrong with the cooling system and it was ten thousand degrees in there. I was already feeling badly — first trimester nausea had well…

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  • Girl or Boy?

    Dena November 24, 2014

    Thank you for all of the congratulations, well wishes, & support following my pregnancy announcement. It’s been a rough & wild road getting to this point, but I’m full of hope that the worst is behind me. Now I am focused on the fun things…

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  • Hyperemesis Gravidarum

    Dena November 20, 2014

    Hyperemesis gravidarum is simply defined as extreme, persistent nausea and vomiting during pregnancy that can lead to dehydration. However, any woman who has lived through the nightmare of it, knows that it is so much more than that. Note: This post contains graphic depictions of…

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  • I Knew Before I Knew

    Dena November 1, 2013

    I have a feeling that people think I am crazy when I tell this story… but I tell it anyway because it’s the truth. In the beginning of September last year, I was sitting on the couch one day doing nothing exceptional. In fact, I…

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  • My 29th Birthday Weekend

    Dena May 6, 2013

    Yesterday was my twenty-ninth birthday. It’s kind of incredible to even think about that. Next year I will be thirty. I do not feel scared or overwhelmed about it at all. Rather, I am so very excited to celebrate the last year of my twenties.…

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  • instagram snaps of life // 02

    Dena April 30, 2013

    01. the other night i just needed to take a ride, i found myself near the stables at dusk // 02. this was my 37 week belly, very reminiscent of a beach ball // 03. spring weather is so enticing, passing up laundry for reading…

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  • our hospital bag

    Dena April 19, 2013

    “They” say you should have your hospital bag packed at 35 weeks. And since I am 36.5, I thought I’d better get on that. It’s just about ready to go save for a few last-minute things that I’ll throw in when the time comes. I…

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  • my maternity photographs

    Dena April 17, 2013

    This gorgeous set was taken by Lydia of Lydia Hudgens Photography. She is one of my favourite photographers + having the opportunity to work with her was a dream come true. We shot in Central Park as the sun was sinking low in the sky…

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