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  • I have all this wonderful energy today - I finally got some sleep. Pregnancy insomnia is quite common, so I've learned, and it has been making me totally bonkers. I wake up at 3 AM to clean the closets, read random articles on Wikipedia (I know all there is to know about volcano Etna now for some strange reason) and the online shopping. Let's not even go there.

    I'm still in love with my white shirt from WeTwoStockholm that I got like six months ago. I actually didn't buy a lot of maternity wear at all - It's so boring - but instead a few high quality one-size pieces that will work wonderfully post-pregnancy as well and I'm qiute happy with that choice.

    Chipmunk is rolling around in the belly, twisting and turning and he has these funny little hickups in there. Apparantly babies swallow water in the womb to exercise their little lungs for the outside world and they sometimes then get hickups. So cute. 


    Love, Christine Deckert
  • Today I'm dreaming about classic elegance with an edge in black and gold. I love the slightly upwards pointing shoulder portions on the Saint Laurent jacket - I had a quite similar but less elegant jacket many years ago that I shrinked to unrecognizable proportions while accidentally machine washing it. La vie, la vie…

    Jacket: Saint Laurent, € 1790 /Mytheresa.com

    Boots: Isabel Marant, €595 /Mytheresa.com

    Bag: Burberry TB Medium, £ 1690 /Burberry.com


    Love, Christine Deckert
  • There is this lovely place outside of Stockholm called Hellasgården. A little lake with a surrounding forest and walking tracks, a restaurant and a sauna. Henrik suggested that we´d go there yesterday to charge our lungs with some oxygen and maybe have a cup of something nice by the fireplace. After all, the sun was shining and the leaves had just turned orange - it was the perfect first real day of autumn. We had a lovely time as we do most of the time and I suspected nothing. He even didn't flinch when I suggested that on the way we'd buy a bazillion almond croissants. I have a dirty little perversion for almond croissants. I'm not ashamed of it. I also like eating them in bed and leave crumbles everywhere. That's another story. 

    I was entierly sure we had walked into somone elses apartment when I opened the door. There were balloons. And ponys and a diaper cake, and even more cakes, and people, and oh - Uma, my friend Helenas daughther, and oh - the people were MY friends, and OH! They got me. 

    What a wonderful surprise. I'm still moved by all that love and I wasn't expecting a baby shower at all, I can barely remember that I'm pregnant! 

    Pregnancy brain is real, people. The week ended in the best way possible, and I must say I had quite a good start of the new one today as well. Probably because I ate cake for breakfast and then I got invited for a spontanious lunch that was just lovely. We have now entered pregnancy week 35 and I will do my very best to enjoy it fully and since I'm here I'd like to take the opportunity to wish you all a great start of the week as well. Laters!


    Love, Christine Deckert


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