Line Severinsen, an illustrator animator and mother of two in Bergen, has a funny series of simple webcomics that share some of the challenges and everyday realities of being an expectant mom. We all know motherhood can be tough, but her comic - Kos og Kaos, or "Cuddles and Chaos" in English - illustrates these struggles in a fun and approachable way.

Severinsen started her comic when she was pregnant in 2012, and continued it after a brief hiatus when she was pregnant with her second child (who was born in May of this year). Let us know in the comment section, mommies – did she get it right?

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#1 You Know You're In Your Third Trimester When You Drop Something On The Floor And Walk Away Muttering F*** It!

You Know You're In Your Third Trimester When You Drop Something On The Floor And Walk Away Muttering F*** It!

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KatePoulton 8 months ago

I did this and bent down to pick up my keys and must of squished my daughter and she kicked out and popped out one if my ribs :-/ to say it hurt is an understatement little did I know that giving birth would be a thousand times worse ;)

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#2 Can't See Below The Belly

Can't See Below The Belly

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#3 Stop Touching My Belly!

Stop Touching My Belly!

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AnnaImgrund 8 months ago

Maybe it's a Southern thing. I loved it when peopled oohed and aahed and--within an unspoken agreement with strangers that perhaps only Southerners understand--layed a gentle, affirming hand on my belly. Even down South, it's all in the context. No one ever touched me, even once, outside of this unspoken "dance" of permission, but I'm sure anyone who doesn't know the steps might be offended. I can assure everyone, though, that it's a long tradition here that was only ever meant to show support, encouragement and a kind of shared joy.

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#4 Tigermom

Tigermom

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PepiMelchert 8 months ago

Thanks :D I tried introducing "tiger stripes" into language use since years, now eventually it will be accepted!

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#5 Every Man's Greatest Fear

Every Man's Greatest Fear

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Quant 8 months ago

wishful thinking ;)

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#6 Third Trimester

Third Trimester

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MindyScruggs 8 months ago

The cow needs 20 more pillows and has stolen the mans blanket

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#7 Expecting A Kickboxer

Expecting A Kickboxer

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ShannonMatthews 8 months ago

In 3rd trimester, she kicked a very cold can of Mountain Dew off of my bump. Note to self: don't use large belly as table.

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#8 And Other Peoples Opinions!

And Other Peoples Opinions!

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ZsófiBori 8 months ago

i think she meant that you can't choose a name that's the same of someone you hate

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#9 Third Trimester Workout!

Third Trimester Workout!

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DariaB 8 months ago

I love the sign on the toilette door.

#10 Time For Slip-ons!

Time For Slip-ons!

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ShannonMatthews 8 months ago

And mismatched socks and shoes too.

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#11 Have You Had Any Pregnancy Cravings?

Have You Had Any Pregnancy Cravings?

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LillianSkovsgaard 8 months ago

Pickled cucumber!!!

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#12 Sympathy Pregnant

Sympathy Pregnant

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VanessaVega 8 months ago

Ha ha mine gained 45 pounds when I was pregnant... ;)

#13 What Not To Say To A Pregnant Woman

What Not To Say To A Pregnant Woman

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Michelle-BlakePruitt 8 months ago

I hear that now and I'm only 7 months

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#14 Fears About Giving Birth: Water Breaking In Public

Fears About Giving Birth: Water Breaking In Public

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Carmela2000 8 months ago

Mine broke in a store but I made in time to get to the hospital. I took the subway because I was afraid I would get stuck in traffic.

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#15 They Say You Shouldn't Eat For Two...

They Say You Shouldn't Eat For Two...

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CatherineRose 8 months ago

LOL, Everyone misunderstands what that term means, twice the nutrition not twice the calories.

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#16 Princess On The Pea, More Pillows Please!

Princess On The Pea, More Pillows Please!

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RasaNekrošienė 8 months ago

Oh my god! I could never get comfortable, even with hundred pillows! Oh, those sleepless nights in last trimester...

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#17 When You Are So Swollen That You Look Like The Michelin Man

When You Are So Swollen That You Look Like The Michelin Man

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AnnaImgrund 8 months ago

I became toxemic in both my pregnancies, learning that edema is no joke. Can be very dangerous. There's swelling, and there's, "I pressed my finger on my foot 20 minutes ago and you can still see the dimple."

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#18 Seven Months Without Alcohol

Seven Months Without Alcohol

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MarikaStanway 8 months ago

7 months? Surely it should be a lot longer than that..

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#19 Admit That You Are Watching Birth Programs All Day And Sobbing

Admit That You Are Watching Birth Programs All Day And Sobbing

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ShayWickham 8 months ago

Hahahaha "One Born Every Minute" was my daily programme to do just that!

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#20 The Nurse Show The First Time Dad A Placenta

The Nurse Show The First Time Dad A Placenta

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