Friday, 13 November 2015


Hello! Me again... the one who promises to blog more but never actually does!

I don't know where the time has gone. Mondays turn into Tuesdays way too quickly and before I know it's Friday and I've worn the same shoes all week, only washed my hair once and not even bought one thing from ASOS.

I can't believe my wee baby is almost 4 months old! She's still being a very well behaved little babe. She loves wearing clashing prints and has (apart from a few blips) mastered sleeping through the night (although my doc told me not to tell anyone that as people will hate me.... but I'm kinda proud so feel like I should show off!) I'm not an expert at all and can only talk about what works for me but the main thing I've found that has helped is to get up and dressed every morning. It's amazing how brushing your teeth and putting on a bit of red lippy can make you feel. Yes, my days are now about 4 hours longer than they used to be due to the early wake up call, but at least I feel more human throughout these long days.

We went on our first family holiday a couple of weeks ago and it was the best adventure. It felt so good to have the sun on my face and to be in fresh air. I took 400 photos and drove my husband mad by saying that we had to film every moment of it because I want to show it to Belle when she is older. I find that in our 'social media generation' we sometimes get carried away and forget to be in the moment, but I'm also enjoying looking back at the videos we've made over the past few months.

Ok enough chit chat, I've got a baby to feed and a wardrobe to colour co-ordinate. I'll leave you with a few of my favourite things from the past month. 

It's a spray! An actual spray moisturiser! I'm the laziest person with no beauty regime. I've worn the same make up since I was about 12 (Rimmel liquid eyeliner, Rimmel mascara and a Mac blusher) and I never really take care of my skin. This product is genius. I do everything at supersonic speed so to be able to moisturise in 5 seconds with a spray is my kind of product.  

2. This little monkey. Nuff said. 

I've always been one to follow my gut instinct but when I had Belle I sometimes questioned myself as I knew nothing about babies (so much so that the midwife had to show me how to put a nappy on before we left hospital...oops) This book (which is actually written by my GP) kept me calm during those crazy all nighters and reassured me that if I continued to trust my instinct and remained calm it would all work out OK. And so far so good....

I recommend this book if you are a first time mama. It's full of facts, non judgemental and non fussy which is what you want when you've had no sleep and can't stop examining baby poo.

Nothing says 'new mama' like alligator print thigh highs! Love these boots... couldn't get my swollen legs in them throughout pregnancy so I've been over wearing them to make up for lost time. Surprisingly they are super comfortable and go with everything. 

Monday, 5 October 2015


Hello! Sorry these blog posts are so sporadic (does anyone else only use that word because of Clueless??) I'm going to try get back into the swing of things now so hopefully they will happen more often.

I thought I would share Belle's bedroom. It's been such a cathartic process putting her room together. When I was in the depths of my grim pregnancy and during my maternity leave I would often make trips to Ikea to pick up extra bits and bobs. Although Ikea is a lot of peoples idea of hell, I found something so easy about getting in the car, parking outside the door and waddling around on a quiet Wednesday morning. 

I love spending time in this room - it's very peaceful and I love the idea that so many memories will be formed in here and so many of Belle's firsts will happen here.  Oh and PS, yes it does resemble so many clothes I wear - monochrome with hints of colour and clashing prints!

So here you go - The room of Belle Sydney Breger.

 The polka dots are decals I found on Ebay. They are removable without damaging the paint so perfect for when I get bored of this wall. It took me forever to find a chest of drawers to fit exactly into that nook where a fireplace used to be. I eventually settled on a chest of drawers and some bright boxes to fill the space. 
The rug is Ikea and super super soft. 

I ordered the tassles from Hong Kong. Then realised I had only ordered enough for half the wall so had to wait another 3 weeks for the rest to arrive. I only drove my husband (AKA Mr.DIY) a little crazy when he was putting them up about the centre point being totally centred. The BB sign and the 'Hi' blanket are gifts from friends who got my subtle hints about no pink and my love for monochrome!

The cot is from Mamas and Papas and exactly what I wanted the room to be based around. 

My brother in law drew these pictures for Belle's room - they are my favourite things and it's very special that he made them. 

At the moment Belle is sleeping in a mini crib in our bedroom. She sleeps on something called a Cocoon A Baby which I don't stop raving about. It's a soft white mattress, like a nest, with a strap around her waist. It's made from memory foam and moulds into her body. Her head is raised slightly, and her bum and legs go over a foam bar. It's meant to reduce colic/reflux (she hasn't suffered from either) and the soft strap secures her so we don't ever need to worry about blankets going over her head or her rolling of it. I can't recommend it enough!

I had to pack away some of her clothes because the amount was ridiculous! So there are now storage boxes with the clothes that she has yet to grow into. Below are a few of my favourite pieces in her wardrobe...

My new favourite website - Mini Rodini. I think I check it as much as I check ASOS 'New In'

I mean, come on, baby Kenzo!

A lush little leopard outfit from Gap

Each time my mum comes to visit Belle she brings a piece of clothing that she has kept from when I was a wee girl. I actually remember this dress (I think I used to dress my dolls up in it!) The hanger is what my mums best friend gave my mum when I was born! I've started to put together things I will keep and give Belle's baby when she is older... 

She has more shoes than her dad....
My favourites are the Nike Air Forces Ones that match mine.

Thanks for reading - Happy Monday and check back!

Friday, 28 August 2015


Hi! Have you missed me?? I've missed blogging but the last month (a whole month, where the heck has that gone!) has flown by and I haven't had a second to sit down. 

This past month has been the ride of my life- It's amazing how something can be as equally tough as it is brilliant and I can't believe what a woman's body is capable of. I've learnt so much about myself, (who knew I was such a machine!!) my outlook on life has changed and I fully believe that you can do anything you put your mind to. 

The best thing about this month is that I'm not pregnant anymore- woop woop! If you follow this blog or my moaning on twitter you will know that I didn't enjoy being pregnant one bit. I am now SO appreciative of the smallest things that bring me so much joy.

1. Lying on my belly
2. Being able to see my toes
3. Walking 3 steps without being out of breath
4. Not waking up with a nosebleed every morning
5. Having an entire wardrobe of clothes that I fit back into

My labour was intense (isn't everyones??) but as tough as I thought labour was, I had no idea how hard breastfeeding actually is. I had decided before that I really wanted to breastfeed- but I still think it's really unfair the amount of pressure the midwives/ hospitals/ world put on mothers to not use formula. I had some of the usual problems with it - 2 weeks of ABSOLUTE AGONY which involved me hysterically crying at 3am on numerous occasions and I almost caved umpteen times but I persevered (hey, if I can push out a 9lb 11 ounce baby out naturally then I can feed my baby with my boobs) and I'm really glad I did as I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. Funny how 2 weeks of hell feels like eternity but being pregnant for 40 weeks feels like it never happened. 

So here we are - month one of my new life with my baby Belle. She is an absolute angel (laying on me fast asleep as I type this) and I know we are very lucky to have such a peaceful baby.

My favourite time of day is playing dress up with her (duh...) and I often have to remind myself that she isn't a doll! I've discovered so many cute brands whilst scrolling Instagram as I feed her in the middle of the night and I'm excited to show off her wee outfits. I refuse to become one of those 'over sharing social media mums.' Each to their own but for now the only oversharing I'm doing is on Belle's private Instagram account that is only for family and close friends. She will appear on the blog every now and again and I'm excited to write up the post on her nursery as I had so much fun doing it.

Happy weekend - thanks for checking back in and I promise to be posting more than I have done over the past month xoxo 

Day 12 of her life and Belle went on an adventure down the ASOS catwalk

Our first selfie