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"My eyes are saying 'what the actual f**k'": Every new mum has a photo like this.

When you become a new mum, feeling exhausted is just part of the package.

While you've welcomed a beautiful little baby into the world, that same baby cries, screams and needs your attention 24/7. So you're tired and overwhelmed. All the bloody time.

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Throughout this period, there are also plenty of photos taken to document all the new and exciting moments. So it's not surprising if you have a few photos of you and your bub, where you look a little (a lot) exhausted.

Last week, a mum on Twitter shared her own photo and said, "Does every mother have a photo of herself as a new mom, eyes screaming 'What the actual f**k?'"

And many, many women responded with their own.

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From women of the Mamamia community and those from that very Twitter thread, here are 20 photos that every mum has.

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"I remember this photo. I had a newborn and a two-year-old. We were about to move to a new town and felt so overwhelmed. The two-year-old had just thrown the pencils around the room and was trying to wake up the baby. I asked my hubby to take it so I would remember all these moments too." - Kate.

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"I thought I was taking a cute selfie. I was clearly thinking what the f**k, this is not what I thought having a baby would be like. My firstborn was a huge crier, for hours a day for the first few months." - Sally.

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"Even makeup can’t hide the shock of sleep deprivation when my firstborn came along. It had taken a while to have a successful pregnancy, and I finished up full-time work several months before she was born as I needed extra rest. Little did I know mothering was the hardest yet most rewarding full-time job of all. My daughter would only sleep on my chest in the day. At age three, she’s now sleeping in her own bed." - Sienna.

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"After labour and 48 hours of extreme sleep deprivation, I am feeding my newborn expressed colostrum because she wasn’t latching and had developed jaundice. This was not in the manual!" - Jess.

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Do you have a photo like this? Go on, share it in the comments below! 

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