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These Hilarious Photos About Being A Mom Pull Absolutely No Punches

Sitting on the toilet with a baby on your lap? Check.

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Giedre Gomes is an Indiana-based mother and professional photographer who spends a lot of time shooting gorgeous, frame-worthy photos of mothers and their children.

Instagram: @picturesbygg

The thing is Gomes — a mother herself — knows her photos aren't exactly real life. Gomes told BuzzFeed, “My client pictures are usually dreamy shots of moms kissing babies in fields of flowers, and that's beautiful. But when I get home after the shoots I return to real life with my two boys — and there are no rainbows, unicorns, and butterflies.”

To show a more realistic view of motherhood, Gomes started a photo project that aimed to capture “the routine where every day is the same — breakfast, lunch, dinner, cooking, cleaning, dishes, laundry, driving...”

Gomes recruited some mom friends be in her photos after a search for models on Facebook proved fruitless. “Once I told them I needed someone to sit on the toilet butt-naked, they were like ‘Not for me!’ Thankfully my neighbor, Jamie, who is as crazy as me, said 'No problem!'”

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Gomes said the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive, although some have criticized this photo, saying the child is too old to be breastfed.

Giedre Gomes / Via picturesbygg.com

“The boy might look bigger than he is,” Gomes said, “but he’s not even two. I wanted to show some breastfeeding pictures because I'm having a hard time weaning my son."