How To Lose Baby Weight After Pregnancy

 I’m seeing way too many mums really struggling to get to a healthy weight post-baby. 

 

I can only imagine what it must be like to take care of a newborn, the change in routine & just recovering from having a baby..

 

 

It’s a pain I’ll never feel so S/O to all the mums, for which none of us would be here without you!


 

It’s so important to return to a healthy weight after childbirth, especially if you want to become pregnant again…

 

As it gives you less chance of complications to your child.


 

So below I’ll explain about baby weight, the pitfalls & give you tips to help you make the change & none stressful one for you. 

 

 

Or one where you feel so desperate that you don’t fall for bandit’s lies/ products that are no good for you.

 

WTH Is Baby Weight Anyway?

Now the CDC AKA the centers for disease control and prevention state that women within a healthy weight should be carrying one baby gain 25 to 35 pounds.


I must add that the recommended weight gains for expectant people who are overweight, underweight or carrying twins or even more are different!


The extra fact that you have acts an energy reserve for birth of your child & breastfeeding…

 

The thing with that though is the excess weight can result in too much fat.

This where the term comes from “Baby weight”. 

 

Did you know that nearly half of the women that fall pregnant gain more than the RA (Recommended amount) of weight during pregnancy?

 

The Pitfalls Of Keeping This Extra Baby Weight

I mean they’re more that are in the mind but I’m sticking to the body below.

Complications During Pregnancy:

You run the risk of being overweight well after your baby is born.

Increased risk of getting diabetes and heart disease.

So here are some tips I know will help you lose baby weight!


 Be Willing To Break Your Big Goals

I’ll never tell you not to have big goals, what I will say about having big goals is to be willing to break them down.


 

What I mean by that is to put them into smaller goals so like your total year goal, your monthly goals, your weekly goals etc.


 

This will help you out so much to get to your goals, I’m mean if you want to learn more in depth about goals in general then (Read More).


 

No matter what celebrity stories you hear or what it says in a magazine, losing weight after being pregnant takes time.


 

It’s normal to be 8 to 10 pounds bigger than you was a year ago from when you was not pregnant, though a smaller percentage put on 20 more pounds.


 

So really it all depends on how much you’ve gained during pregnancy, in a year or two you should be able to lose 10 pounds. 

 

 

Anything like 20 or 30 pounds within a year two is either not natural/out-and-out lie so keep an eye out for that.


If you’re still struggling with sorting all of this out please contact me and the team, as we’ve got you!

 

Stop Going On Diets

STOPPPPPPP ITTTTTTTTT!!!


I know I’m not talking to my OG Di1’s it’s the new ones, so if you OG skip this part.


Diets suck and they suck soooooooo badddddddd! It’s short term thinking, and it’ not a smart move for your long term goals.


 

I suggest you read this first if you have not already (Read More), as y’all need to know what’s really up.


 

Ok now I’m going to 0 in on crash diets which a lot of mothers like to go on after they have given birth, they are very low calorie diets that aim to lose a large amount of weight in the shortest time.


You know when you give birth to a baby, your body needs great nutrition to heal and recover right?


 

All of which takes time, & if you’re breastfeeding you will need more calories than normal too…  So this whole crash diets is not healthy at all.


Low calorie diets will leave you feeling tired & you will be lacking important nutrients too.

 

You may already be sleep-deprived so this will make things a thousand times worse!


Why should you be messed up even more than you will be via your newborn crying and screaming all the time huh?

 

Now I know you’re too smart for that, we outttttttttttttttt!


If You Can Breastfeed Do It

Breastfeeding your baby has many benefits for both you and your baby, here are some below…


Reduces Your Risk Of Disease- Mothers that breastfeed have a lower chance of getting breast cancer, Ovarian cancer, Type-2 diabetes & high blood pressure.


Supports Your Baby’s Immune System- The Breast milk contains important antibodies that help your baby fight against the many bacteria’s and viruses around.


Risk Of Disease For You Baby As He/She Grows Will Be Lower- That’s things like Type-1 diabetes, Asthma, Obesity, Ear infections etc.


Just a lil side note for you…

 

In the first 3 months (90 days) of Breastfeeding you might not lose any weight at all & may gain weight instead. 

 

This is because the increased calorie intakes as well as not being able to be as active just after you’ve given birth, give it time.


 You Need To Eat Foods High In Fiber

Think Vegetables & Grains!  Eating foods that are high in fiber are known to help you with your weight loss goals.


They keep you feeling fuller for longer, rather than eating those sugary snacks that are trash and make you want to eat more and more…

 

Go for fiber fueled foods.

Which leads me to my next tip!

 

Always Keep Healthy Snacks On You

Just like when they say you’re the 5 people you surround yourself with, you’re the 5 go to snacks that you have around you.


This plays a major key in how well you will do or not in this, if all you have is bad snack choices what do you think will happen?


If it’s not there to start with and you have healthy snacks what do you think will happen?



When you’ve got that will nothing can stop you I’m telling you. 

 

You should arm yourself up with all the healthy snacks because this is what will get you to your goals & keep you there.


It does not matter if you are outside either, keep it on you so when you feel hungry you go for the smart & healthy choice every time.


 

Highly Processed Foods Is Messing You Up

When you’re eating whole & unprocessed foods’ life is a lot better period!


It’s filled with Protein, fiber & less of that coco we call sugar.

 

When you stay eating trash like Chips, most ready meals, Cookies & other baked goods, Sugary cereals, fast food take outs & chocolate you’re messed up!


The amount of unhealthy fats, salt & unwanted calories make it harder for you to lose weight… & you’ve just wasted your time.


It’s these type of processed foods that are addictive and send you down a bad road.


This trash makes up a large part of many people’s nutritional intake, which sucks this is why you need to be Di Nutritional, not a shred of rubbish like this on site…

 

  Our ice never melted once, I’t’s global freshness up in here!


Get Moving

Inside or outside we’ve all got to be moving baby!


You should be taking 10K steps a day, if you want to know more about that then (Read More).


It can be walking, running, jogging, cycling, HIIT, it don’t matter… All of the above helps you burn calories and has stacks of health benefits.


It’s like you really don’t have a choice, if you choose to lie around and do nothing, you will suffer in the end the longer you leave it and the older you get.


Moving keeps our risk of getting chronicle diseases down, this along with great Di Nutrition will set you up for that W!

 

THAT’S IT!

I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys. Please do let me know, though…


What Did You Make Of All This?


What Tips Will You Do First?


What Was Your Fav Takeaway From This?


Until We Meet Again, Ciao

We Look Up

 

Karim David 

The Healthy One

 

116 Comments

  1. Hannah Kennedy November 4, 2020 at 10:17 am

    What a G. O. A. T.

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    1. Karim November 4, 2020 at 1:59 pm

      Lol thank you Hannah

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  2. Charlie Matthews November 4, 2020 at 10:27 am

    Soudara sent me here.

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    1. Karim November 4, 2020 at 1:59 pm

      Over time

      Reply
  3. Perla Barker November 4, 2020 at 10:38 am

    Thanks for the share Karim

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    1. Karim November 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm

      You’re welcome Perla

      Reply
  4. Priscilla Mcknight November 4, 2020 at 10:39 am

    Chris sent me here!

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    1. Karim November 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm

      My guy Chris hahaha! I’m glad you here Priscilla

      Reply
  5. Mindy Lee November 4, 2020 at 10:40 am

    Thanks for giving a damn about us mums !

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    1. Karim November 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm

      No need Mindy you mums deserve the flowers!

      Reply
  6. Isabella Grant November 4, 2020 at 10:59 am

    I feel so much better about myself now.

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    1. Karim November 4, 2020 at 2:01 pm

      I’m so happy to hear that Isabella

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  7. Clare Watts November 4, 2020 at 11:25 am

    Soudara sent me here

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    1. Karim November 4, 2020 at 2:01 pm

      Ahahaha

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  8. Lilly Powell November 4, 2020 at 11:55 am

    I felt so lost and gulity but you showed me that it’s normal with the stats, thank you so much I could cry rn.

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    1. Karim November 4, 2020 at 2:01 pm

      Awww Lilly I’m so glad I did this then!

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  9. Karissa Medina November 4, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Get moving

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    1. Karim November 4, 2020 at 2:02 pm

      Cooool.. Thanks for letting me know this

      Reply
  10. Anabel Lancaster November 4, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    I want that W so so bad I got to get it!

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    1. Karim November 4, 2020 at 2:02 pm

      & you will trust Anabel.. this is day 1

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  11. Aimee Cooper November 4, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    Thank you brother!

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    1. Karim November 4, 2020 at 2:02 pm

      You’re welcome

      Reply
  12. Alex Hawkins November 4, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    Thanks for sharing this with us. I’m going to give this my all to lose weight.

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    1. Karim November 4, 2020 at 2:03 pm

      You’re welcome you can do it Alex!

      Reply
  13. Lacey O'brien November 4, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    You really are a real one istg you’re the best!

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    1. Karim November 4, 2020 at 2:03 pm

      Thank you Lacey for seeing it!

      Reply
  14. Shannon Murray November 4, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Good points made Karim, I really need to move around a lot more for my health.

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    1. Karim November 4, 2020 at 2:04 pm

      Yeah please start you will not regret it!

      Reply
  15. Syd Green November 4, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    This was a great read! keep it up!!!

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    1. Karim November 4, 2020 at 2:04 pm

      I’m glad you liked it Syd.. I will!

      Reply
  16. Sophie Lloyd November 4, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    the diet part thank God!

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    1. Karim November 4, 2020 at 2:04 pm

      Ahahahaha every mummy like that

      Reply
  17. Scarlet Cote November 4, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    This was great.

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    1. Karim November 4, 2020 at 2:05 pm

      Thank you Scarlet

      Reply
  18. Paige Gamboa November 4, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    My baby weight is an issue I can solve now yeeee!!!

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    1. Karim November 4, 2020 at 2:05 pm

      You bet Paige it’s your time now!!!!

      Reply
  19. Bailee Burris November 4, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    I need more fiber in my diet so that one.

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    1. Karim November 5, 2020 at 1:13 pm

      Cool Balilee

      Reply
  20. Chelsea May November 4, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    Wow thank you Karim!

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    1. Karim November 5, 2020 at 1:13 pm

      You’re welcome Chelsea

      Reply
  21. Akira Kane November 4, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    Chris sent me here!

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    1. Karim November 5, 2020 at 1:14 pm

      My guy

      Reply
  22. Brooke Powell November 4, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    Stop going on diets for me is the one.

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    1. Karim November 5, 2020 at 1:14 pm

      Aha everyone fav I’m finding out!

      Reply
  23. Carlie Mayo November 4, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    Do you even know what you’re talking about ?

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    1. Karim November 5, 2020 at 1:16 pm

      🗑️

      Reply
  24. Alisha Ball November 4, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    Loved this so much & processed food that is messing me up part.

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    1. Karim November 5, 2020 at 1:16 pm

      Thanks for the love and the honesty fr Alisha

      Reply
  25. Kat Hunt November 4, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    No more diets for me 🤣🤣🤣

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    1. Karim November 5, 2020 at 1:17 pm

      Yayyyy

      Reply
  26. Linda Mckenna November 4, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    I’m so glad I read this all the way to the end, sometimes I fast read but here I always take my time becasue it’s so good!

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    1. Karim November 5, 2020 at 1:17 pm

      Aw thanks Linda

      Reply
  27. Nat Bowen November 4, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    fiber foods.

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    1. Karim November 5, 2020 at 1:17 pm

      Cool

      Reply
  28. Shannon Davidson November 4, 2020 at 11:50 pm

    I want to try this whole keeping healthy snacks on me, but it’s going to be so hard I just know it.

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    1. Karim November 5, 2020 at 1:18 pm

      You can do it though, believe in yourself

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  29. Gail Clark November 5, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    Soudara sent me here

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    1. Karim November 6, 2020 at 4:25 pm

      Ahahaha over, over time!

      Reply
  30. Fran Wood November 5, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    Stop going on diets is music to my ears Karim!

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    1. Karim November 6, 2020 at 4:26 pm

      I’m glad it is fran!

      Reply
  31. Jess Collins November 6, 2020 at 7:21 am

    How can I get over my fear of breastfeeding ?

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    1. Karim November 6, 2020 at 4:27 pm

      I don’t feel like I got the answer for you, I think you would be better off asking a women instead… It would be way better advice than I could ever give you Jess.

      But I hope you can overcome it tho, best of luck & thank you anyways for your question

      Reply
  32. Jo Byrne November 6, 2020 at 9:46 am

    Another man telling us what to do with our bodies.

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    1. Karim November 6, 2020 at 4:28 pm

      LMAO DAMN

      Reply
  33. Lizzy Hussain November 6, 2020 at 10:07 am

    Thank you for your advice Karimmmm.

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    1. Karim November 6, 2020 at 4:28 pm

      You’re welcome Lizzy

      Reply
  34. Ali Skinner November 6, 2020 at 11:22 am

    Breastfeeding is so scary to me, I can but I really don’t want to I’m really afraid.

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    1. Karim November 6, 2020 at 4:30 pm

      Ok well I think you should seek another women who has breastfed before, they can give you much better advice on how to overcome it.. All I will say is whatever you choose to do me and the rest of the Di1’s are behind you!

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  35. Mia Rodriguez November 6, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    Loved it 😍😍😍

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    1. Karim November 6, 2020 at 4:30 pm

      Thanks for the love Mia

      Reply
  36. Rudy Russo November 6, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    Thank you for the goal breakdown it really helped me out.

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    1. Karim November 6, 2020 at 4:31 pm

      You’re welcome Rudy!

      Reply
  37. Casey Wilcox November 6, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    Thank you for the share Karim as ever, just glad I do not have to diet anymore.

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    1. Karim November 6, 2020 at 4:31 pm

      Aha no more!!! You’re welcome Casey

      Reply
  38. Bev Delaney November 6, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    No more diets😍

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    1. Karim November 6, 2020 at 4:31 pm

      Yaas

      Reply
  39. Shakeia Phipps November 6, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    Are you from teh west indies?

    Reply
    1. Karim November 7, 2020 at 5:22 pm

      Yes JM

      Reply
  40. Elizabeth Bethune November 7, 2020 at 9:25 am

    It’s so hard to stick to this but I’m going to try.

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    1. Karim November 7, 2020 at 5:23 pm

      Don’t try do (Try means you failed to do it!)

      Reply
  41. Vondra Diamond November 7, 2020 at 10:16 am

    I’m such a fan of yours fr this is so good omg.

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    1. Karim November 7, 2020 at 5:23 pm

      Thanks Vondra it means a lot

      Reply
  42. Dashay Hill November 7, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Every week you blow my mind with somethingggg Thank youuuuuu!

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    1. Karim November 7, 2020 at 5:25 pm

      Ahahaha Damn… You’re welcome Dashay

      Reply
  43. Alisa Kingham November 8, 2020 at 10:18 am

    Breaking down my goals was my fav.

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    1. Karim November 9, 2020 at 1:29 pm

      Oh ok cool.. Thanks Alisa for letting us know that, I’m glad you liked it!

      Reply
  44. Jenny Ellis November 8, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    Thank you so much for the share Karim, you do not know how much I really need this right now.

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    1. Karim November 9, 2020 at 1:30 pm

      You’re welcome Jenny, It looks like it came just in time then

      Reply
  45. Tawanda Clee November 8, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    stop going on diets

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    1. Karim November 9, 2020 at 1:30 pm

      Thanks for letting us know Tawanda

      Reply
  46. Tyaishia McGlashan November 9, 2020 at 6:47 am

    Thanks for the share and great info.

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    1. Karim November 9, 2020 at 1:30 pm

      No probs Tyaishia

      Reply
  47. Secoiya Mortimore November 9, 2020 at 8:17 am

    I don’t like you telling me what to do with my body!

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    1. Karim November 9, 2020 at 1:31 pm

      ……..

      Reply
  48. Davina Miloyd November 9, 2020 at 11:38 am

    This is so sweet of you thank you so much!

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    1. Karim November 9, 2020 at 1:31 pm

      Aw you’re welcome Davina

      Reply
  49. Redonna Hornifer November 9, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Good info here, I really want to lose my baby weight at this point.

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    1. Karim November 10, 2020 at 8:00 pm

      You can do it!

      Reply
  50. Monette Kerby November 9, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    eating more fiber.

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    1. Karim November 10, 2020 at 8:00 pm

      Cool Monette thanks for letting us know

      Reply
  51. Tayshia Rowling November 9, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    Thanks for the tips bro.

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    1. Karim November 10, 2020 at 8:00 pm

      Np Tayshia

      Reply
  52. Lanecia Weir November 10, 2020 at 7:50 am

    This was really good thank you so much.

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    1. Karim November 10, 2020 at 8:01 pm

      You’re welcome Lanecia

      Reply
  53. Natalie Brook November 10, 2020 at 8:37 am

    I really liked this! Thank you for sharing this with me Karim.

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    1. Karim November 10, 2020 at 8:01 pm

      Thanks for your kind words

      Reply
  54. Ellesha Tapper November 10, 2020 at 9:40 am

    Please help me lose weight.

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    1. Karim November 10, 2020 at 8:02 pm

      For sure.. if you look up at the toolbar you will see the ops, if it’s a question just hit my contact Ellesha!

      Reply
  55. Dondrea Victorie November 10, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    Stop the diets for me lmfao!

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    1. Karim November 10, 2020 at 8:02 pm

      YEAH WE DON’T NEED THEM LMFAO!

      Reply
  56. Ornella Rudd November 10, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    I understand your points but sticking to healthy food is really hard for me, I’m going to need help with this.

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    1. Karim November 10, 2020 at 8:03 pm

      Ofc and help is what you will get Ornella, infact as soon as I’ve got your email, you’ll get something real good that will help you out ASAP just for you!

      Reply
  57. Sarah Golding November 10, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    I’m due any time now so I’m taking notes lol.

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    1. Karim November 10, 2020 at 8:04 pm

      Ahahah awwwwwwwwwww best of luck with your baby Sarah, that’s made my day!

      Reply
  58. Velena Sonniest November 10, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    I really needed this today thanks.

    Reply
    1. Karim November 10, 2020 at 8:04 pm

      Aw np at all Velena

      Reply

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