Name: Johanna Andersson
Background: Self employed within fitness, yoga and education.
Family: Partner Andreas, Leonie 3 1/2 and Jacquline 4 months.
Which was your standard outfit during pregnancy?
Tights!!!! I don't know how I would have managed if I couldn't have walked around in tights at work, haha. Either low cut, wide panel, or those that you wear over the bump. It was easy to dress the tights up or down with a yoga singlet or party shirt and jewellery.
Did you have any cravings during pregnancy?
Tomatoes and they had to be room temperature, haha. I cut them and sprinkled them with sea salt and sometimes olive oil. Normally, I have a sweet tooth but during both pregnancies I've had enormous cravings for vegetables, preferably raw.
What do you always take with you in the pram?
Neither my partner nor I are good at giving our children comforters, dummies or cosy toys. I guess we've missed the first months and then the children never became interested in them. The most important thing that we always use is a little curtain that we hang across the pram. It gives shade but still lets in air. And it's easier for our little girl to fall asleep if she doesn't see us :)
What is the first thing you treat yourself to if you have a moment to yourself?
To stretch, a little like a cat :) I have yoga mats rolled out here and there at home, to make it easier to get going. I tell myself that I'm just going to do the dog pose for a few minutes and then I might end up doing a whole session if the baby is asleep or content.
Which was the biggest change in your life when you became a mother?
The realiseation that More is More. I thought it was so lovely to change focus from myself, my business and my own personal development onto someone else. That someone other than I was at the centre. When I was expecting our second child, I couldn't imagine that I would love someone else as much as Leonie. When it was time to push and the midwife said that I would soon have a baby on my chest, I wasn't really interested in another baby, because I had Leonie. And when Jacquline came to us, love grew. It turned out that there was even more love to give and receive. This is why I can honestly feel that MORE is MORE, we just have to think about several levels in life. We don't have to compete, there's room for everyone!
What is the most comical situation that you have found yourself in during pregnancy or as a new mother?
This happened during both pregnancies: My fiancé and I were sitting in the sofa, I was around seven months pregnant. We talked about the future and I started to really cry and said: "We have NOTHING to look forward to!!!" Just at that time, I was so tired of not being able to train as I wanted, drink wine, eat good cheeses or go ty New York for the weekend. I felt confined and trapped and thought it was unfair that he could carry on eating, exercising and travelling as much as he wanted. Fortunately, he held me tight (both times) and said: "DARLING, it's okay!!!" It was so lovely that he was there for me and listened through my mood swings :)
Your Top 5 favorites in Boob’s fall/winter 16 collection?
1. Fast Food Sports bra
Before this sports bra, I nursed and trained in my ordniary sports bras, which ended with me nursing with breasts squeezed under hard elastic; neither practical nor comfortable! This bra gives amazing support, I can wear it all day, so that when my little girl sleeps I can train without having to change!
2. Fast Food T-Shirt bra
What would you do without this? It's just as obvious as a pair of briefs. Attractive, comfortable and still wears well after hundreds of washes.
3. Knitted sweater - Merino wool
My greatest fear is mastitis, and it's not so easy when you are in, out, and in again with a 3 1/2-year-old running about. This'll keep me both warm and ventilated :)
4. Wrap dress
After tights, dress is my favourite garment. I've had to restrain myself so many times lately when I've tried on a dress in the shops and have forced myself to realise - NO, I will not be able to use it for over a year. Nursing in a dress is not normally a hit (if you don't want to show off your briefs). Thank you BOOB for this version of Diane Von Furstenberg's classic.
5. Fast Food singlet - Merino wool
Perfect basic, as it is or under a sweater. Also works perfectly to sleep in! This way you can reduce your packing when you go off on a weekend. I love multi-use garments.