The birth of Viktor

The birth of my child was a powerful event in my life that I will never forget. I’ve decided to publish this post detailing the 30 hours of events leading up to his birth, and I hope it may be of particular interest to those of you reading this who are expecting your first child.

I woke up at 04:30 on a Thursday morning, feeling like I really had to pee. When I went to the toilet, I started leaking a bit just before I sat down on the toilet seat.… Read more

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Things that made me cry like a baby

When you’re pregnant, your hormones go a little bananas. I learned this first-hand by crying a lot, and as it became more frequent I caught myself crying for the most ridiculous reasons. Some of these reasons were unintentionally hilarious, so I decided to compile a list of the best ones.

I feel a bit silly about some of these now, but at the time I felt that I was the most reasonable person on the planet and that every tear had ample justification.… Read more

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Inducing Labor At Home

While I was pregnant, I tried a bunch of natural labor induction tricks. Partly because I was very anxious to meet my child, and partly because I really wanted to start losing weight already!

The results were disappointing.

When you google “natural ways to inducing labor”, you get a bunch of forum posts by women who swear by all these different tricks as if they’re more or less guaranteed to give results. I take a more skeptical stance to the effectiveness of these methods, having tried nearly all of them.… Read more

Progress report: Week 1

The plan is to write at least one post every week, usually every Friday. Sometimes more. These weekly posts will be progress reports on my weight loss, and a description of any milestones I’ve achieved during that week.

In addition to these weekly updates, I will be posting features every now and then.

These will be things like:

  • Big, fat educational posts about weight loss, pregnancy and parenting
  • Worthwhile anecdotes from my life as a parent
  • Original video content

I didn’t write anything last week because I was in the middle of achieving the majorest of all milestones; giving birth to my first child.… Read more


Raison d’être

Hi. I’m Heavymom, and this is my first post.

This blog is going to be about weight loss, and about being a mother for the first time. I need a place to gather my thoughts, to share my experiences, and maybe to vent when things aren’t going very well. I’ll also try to share any useful information I learn in the process, often in the form of tutorial videos and picture guides.

In a year I want to go back to the earlier posts to see my progress, and maybe reflect on the things I have learned.… Read more