Name: Åsa Norin
Who’s in your family?
My husband, Fredrik and son Otis, who’s almost 3 years old, and the baby in my belly that will be born in February.
Can you tell us a bit about your background and profession?
I love mid-century vintage, DJ for fun, and work as pattern designer at Boob.
Where do you live?
In an apartment in Stockholm.
What is the best advice or tip you have received as a pregnant or new mother?
Don’t make so many plans that you fill up all your time. Spend a day in bed with your baby and sleep! There is nothing better than to just relax and know that you do not have a lot of things you must do.
Do you have any cravings during pregnancy?
During my first pregnancy it was ketchup and mustard. I always stopped at the same kiosk on the way home from work and bought a hot dog with this combo on top. This time it's apple juice! Ice cold. I can drink limitless amounts… until I get heartburn.
What was your most essential garment during pregnancy?
A pencil skirt! It goes with everything, and sits nicely over a pregnant belly.
What was the most obvious change in your life since you became pregnant or had children?
Of course, time changes when you have children! You can accomplish so much when you don’t have children. But the greatest change is the love that I feel for, and get, from my son. It’s overwhelming, and makes me feel like the happiest person in the world.
What do you feel is the greatest challenge in being someone’s parent?
Getting together all of the practical things, like a little outing with the baby carriage, which looks like a moving van. Another challenge is to be a moderately relaxed parent, and not turn into a mother hen. Heh-heh.
What item is highest on your wish list right now?
I have a pile of books I want to read, and I long for the day when I can dig into them.
What’s the most comical situation you have found yourself in as a pregnant or new mother?
This thing called a breastfeeding brain really exists, and it really knocks out all of your senses! I remember during my first pregnancy with Otis how everyone always reacted so strangely to my responses during conversations and I could not always altogether grasp what we were talking about. It was very confusing. But now I find it entertaining to read e-mails and text messages from friends from that period. Thank you for putting up with me!
What are your top 5 favorites picks from Boob’s spring/summer collection 2017?
1. Dress Tilda
The ultimate summer dress; I plan to live in it. I love the pockets!
2. Simone sleeveless top
A stylish classic that goes with a skirt or jeans. A must-have.
3. Once-on-never-off skirt
So comfortable and stylish. It’s my “ace” in the closet now during pregnancy and it’s definitely going to be there afterwards too.
4. Fast Food singlet 2-in-1
The perfect tank with a built-in bra. It’s the best undergarment because it holds everything in place.
I’m looking forward to the summer and hanging out in the sandbox in this with a pair of sandals.