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7 Doodles That Perfectly Capture a New Mom's Crazy First Year

Doodle Diary of a New Mom - Lucy Scott
If your days being a new mom revolve around explosive poop, surprising spit-up, uncontrollable crying, panic-filled freak-outs, breastfeeding in strange places, poop, and more poop, here's the good news: you're definitely not alone!

When Lucy Scott, a mom and illustrator, gave birth two years ago, she experienced the same monotonous-but-manic cycle that's involved with raising a baby for the first year.

In order to preserve her sanity but also keep track of the crazy-sweet-cute-funny moments that are par for the course for a new mom, Scott started drawing her memories. What resulted was Doodle Diary of a New Mom: An Illustrated Journey Through One Mommy's First Year, a book of over 120 funny images (with equally-funny captions) that perfectly capture the universality of motherhood.

Just check out the seven hilarious drawings from her book below -- we're sure you'll relate with many, if not all, of these moments! What moments from baby's first year would you capture in a doodle?

Doodle Diary of a New Mom - Change

Doodle Diary of a New Mom - Poop

Doodle Diary of a New Mom - Sleep Training

Doodle Diary of a New Mom - Spontaneous Trip

Doodle Diary of a New Mom - Car Ride

Doodle Diary of a New Mom - Breastfeeding

Doodle Diary of a New Mom - Date Night
Sherry Huang is a Features Editor for She loves collecting children's picture books and has an undeniable love for cookies of all kinds. Her spirit animal would be Beyoncé Pad Thai. Follow her on Twitter @sherendipitea.

Photos featured from Doodle Diary of a New Mom by Lucy Scott, with permission of Running Press.

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