Have you ever been in this situation? Mid-nipple cream application, your hubby texts from the office, wanting to know what you're up to. Oh, how to clue him in to the reality that your boobs are about to split in two from constant breastfeeding. If only there was an emoji that told your story...
Well, now there is!
Introducing EmojiMom, a new app that features over 250 emojis just for us, designed by moms themselves.
"We created EmojiMom after realizing that there really weren't any emoji that reflected our reality as new moms," co-founder Sarah Robinson told Parents.com in an email. So along with her fellow emoji-obsessed mamas, Natalie Ralston and Hannah Hudson, she came up with an astounding number of new and super-honest ways to talk about motherhood, in the only way a new mom has time for: via text.
... to labor and arrival...
... to infancy, and all the joys that come along with it...
... EmojiMom is the new way to communicate your thoughts, fears, doubts, and realities as mother.
Here's my fav emoji, because this was me throughout all three of my pregnancies:
Robinson agrees the emojis are hilarious. But they were created to inspire more than just laughter. "What we think is different about this app is that, while our emoji are funny and cute, they show not only the good, but also the bad and the ugly of motherhood," she told Parents.com. "We wanted them to be true-to-life, not some glossed-over version of what motherhood is."
And the emojis are striking a chord already, Robinson says. "If you have difficulty getting pregnant, or if you have a rough pregnancy, or a rough labor, and certainly when you have a newborn and things get very real, it really helps to connect with other women who have been through the same thing," she told Refinery 29.
Because don't you want to know that your mom friends also felt like Oompa Loompas in these so-unflattering after-birth mesh underwear?
EmojiMom is available in the Apple app store. And learn more about the inspiration for the concept in this LOL Facebook video!
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.