Although no one expects life with a newborn to be easy all the time (or at all), the reality of life with a tiny screaming human is hard to explain. Until you're in the middle of a 3:00am feeding and fending off a diaper blowout at the same time, it's hard to understand what those first few weeks of motherhood are all about, and even then you're not sure if this is actually your new reality. When you need a breather, the memes that sum up life as a new mom are there to make you laugh. Because if you can't sleep, at least you can giggle at silly things on the internet for a few minutes.
If nothing else, these memes and funny pics offer you a sense of solidarity with other moms who have been, or currently are, in the same boat. Sometimes getting your baby to sleep feels like the most impossible task in the world, and that doesn't even begin to address the many problems that feeding can bring. (Who knew latching could be such an issue?) Thankfully, though, you aren't alone when you feel overwhelmed by the sheer responsibilities of newborn care. Plenty of other parents have weathered these same struggles, and lived to tell the tale in meme form. Take a moment to scroll through these memes that perfectly sum up life as a new mama in between your baby-caring duties.