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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

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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