• spring afternoons + maternity leave

    Dena April 13, 2013

    After what felt like the never-ending winter, spring is finally springing around here. Mother nature has been doing a little bit of teasing still. Earlier this week it went up to eighty (summer temperature!) but today it was back down to normal spring temps. I…

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  • Must-Haves for Mama-to-Be

    Dena March 14, 2013

    1. body butter // I’ve heard that stretch marks are genetic and that no amount of cocoa butter in the world will make a difference. For me, having lost seventy pounds in my twenties, it doesn’t make all that much difference. I’ve already got lots…

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  • Third Trimester Thoughts: Becoming We

    Dena March 12, 2013

    Yesterday, I rolled out of bed cradling my enormous belly in my palms like I do every morning and I thought to myself, “I’ve got to do a better job of documenting this miracle.” After the pain of my first trimester, I was expecting my…

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  • Prenatal Depression

    Dena February 4, 2013

    How deep they drove themselves into me, the things it was impossible to say aloud. —Sylvia Plath The first trimester of my pregnancy was really hard. When I chose to get pregnant, I expected certain things. I expected the miracle, the joy, the anticipation. I…

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