As someone that doesn't have an especially strong urge to have kids anytime soon, I'm often told things like: “It's a completely life-changing experience;” “your priorities are turned upside down;” and “nothing can describe the feeling you get when you first hold your own child in your hands.”

Now, I don't doubt for a second that the act of procreation fulfills one of the most basic and fundamental human needs and brings about incredible and joyous emotions that only a parent can really understand.

However, while parenting is surely amazing, rewarding and life-changing beyond words, it can also take its toll! From the calm, romantic, fun-loving and free couples of before to the flustered, stressed and vomit-stained parents of afterward, these photos amusingly highlight some of the change that all parents go through - and even though they will surely say that it was 100% worth it - meh, I'm still not quite convinced yet.

The 'before vs after parenting pics' trend was started by forty-something Brooklyn dad Mike Julianelle, who runs the 'Got Toddlered' Instagram page and also has a popular parenting blog that shares his experiences of being the father to two crazy sons. We had a previous post covering the first batch of hilarious examples, and they were so popular that we have come back with more! Scroll down to check them out for yourself, and let us know your thoughts and stories in the comments!

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#1

This Doesn’t Even Need A Caption. I Should Literally Delete Every Other Picture On This Page And Replace Them All With This And Put “Mission Accomplished” In My Bio. My Work Here Is Done. All Joking Aside, This Guy Is A Champ And A Half! Giving Us Dads A Good Name!

This Doesn’t Even Need A Caption. I Should Literally Delete Every Other Picture On This Page And Replace Them All With This And Put “Mission Accomplished” In My Bio. My Work Here Is Done. All Joking Aside, This Guy Is A Champ And A Half! Giving Us Dads A Good Name!

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varwenea
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11 months ago

Especially daughters. They just bring out the sweet, sappy side of a dad you didn't even know you have.

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Bored Panda was lucky enough to speak to Mike himself, who shared some of his famously witty insights on the realities of parenting with us.

"Look, I don’t hate my kids, I just hate parenting," he told us with a laugh. "That’s really all it boils down to, and is the premise behind all my Dad and Buried stuff - my blog, my Instagram page, my Facebook, and my podcast (Dad and Buried - subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and everywhere else you get podcasts!) - and my Got Toddlered account."

"Parenting is challenging and frustrating and expensive and exhausting and stressful and boring, and while my sons are often all of those things as well, I don’t regret having them. How dare you suggest such a thing just because I occasionally make jokes and memes that make it seem that way!"

#2

From Dressed To The Nines To Asleep By Nine

From Dressed To The Nines To Asleep By Nine

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JillVille
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11 months ago

Love this!

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#3

Every Once In A While, Parenthood Is A Major Improvement

Every Once In A While, Parenthood Is A Major Improvement

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Lauren Caswell
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11 months ago

I love this one

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"I mock and troll my kids, and I trash and ridicule parents and parenting, and myself, because that’s my sense of humor, and my sense of humor is what keeps me sane amidst the all-consuming hellscape of attempting to protect and raise ignorant, unformed, self-destructive miniature human beings."

"I recently had a job interview. Job interviews are stressful no matter what stage of life you’re at, but, like everything else, having children raises the stress exponentially. I’m not just providing for myself anymore, and the stakes are much higher now; the consequences of blowing a job interview are a lot more intense. And so was getting there, because I had to take my toddler with me."

#4

Honeymoon’s Over!

Honeymoon’s Over!

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varwenea
Community Member
11 months ago

But the little girl is so happy! Worth it!!!

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#5

For Obvious Reasons, This Cat Has Learned To Sleep With One Eye Open

For Obvious Reasons, This Cat Has Learned To Sleep With One Eye Open

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Yvonne Blau
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11 months ago

the cat looks very relaxed though :)

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"Being unemployed, we can’t afford childcare, so I had to ride the subway, in a full suit, on one of the hottest days of the summer, with my toddler on my lap and/or napping next to me. Thankfully I didn’t have to bring him to the interview itself; I was able to drop him with my wife. The logistics of all of this – the scheduling, the traveling, the hand off, the carrying of a sleeping toddler across Manhattan while sweat poured off me like a waterfall, etc. – were incredibly complicated."

"None of this was ideal. But I had to do it, I had to put my best foot forward for the job, so I can provide for my family, and, more importantly, so I can get the hell out of my house. I can’t handle being a stay at home dad for another minute!"

Mike's kids are 8 (9 in September) and 3.5. Right now he's a stay at home dad, not exactly by choice, and he spends his time writing honest and insightful blogs about the issues that he struggles with at times. Because scrolling through social media, you'd be forgiven for thinking that everyone is just the perfect parent - happy, energetic and full of great ideas for nurturing excellent human beings. You rarely see behind the curtain! Mike gives an honest evaluation of parenthood, and his blog is essential reading for parents and non parents alike!

#6

Made Our 1 Year Wedding Anniversary Picture!

Made Our 1 Year Wedding Anniversary Picture!

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varwenea
Community Member
11 months ago

That's an awesome reason to put the wedding dress on again!

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#7

Parenting Gets You Into Some Sticky Situations. (These Captions Can’t All Be Winners!)

Parenting Gets You Into Some Sticky Situations. (These Captions Can’t All Be Winners!)

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Ellie
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11 months ago

The photo of him on the left looks like a buffer version of Tom Hiddleston.

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#8

From “I’m On A Boat!!!” To “He’s On My Throat!!!” (This Is One Of My Favorites!)

From “I’m On A Boat!!!” To “He’s On My Throat!!!” (This Is One Of My Favorites!)

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Adwait Damle
Community Member
11 months ago

From I'm on a boat to I'm the boat

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#9

The Dog Days Are Over

The Dog Days Are Over

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
11 months ago

Why did you make this tiny loud pinchy hooman?!

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#10

From “Haaaaaaayyyyyy!” To “Wait! I’ve Got A New Complaint...”

From “Haaaaaaayyyyyy!” To “Wait! I’ve Got A New Complaint...”

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varwenea
Community Member
11 months ago

The kids' faces 😂

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#11

This About Sums It Up

This About Sums It Up

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Susan Schickman
Community Member
11 months ago

oh

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#12

Actually Maximus, No, I’m Not Entertained. Thanks For Asking! (Love How The Shirt Goes From Sincere To Ironic When The Kid Shows Up!)

Actually Maximus, No, I’m Not Entertained. Thanks For Asking! (Love How The Shirt Goes From Sincere To Ironic When The Kid Shows Up!)

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Luis Milian
Community Member
11 months ago

baby looks proud

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#13

I’m Not Sure Which Situation Is More Hazardous To His Health...

I’m Not Sure Which Situation Is More Hazardous To His Health...

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Quinn Nix
Community Member
11 months ago

Sadly, in this world, the first situation is sometimes necessary to secure the continuation of the second situation. (A continuation perhaps not for yourself, but certainly for others.)

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#14

It Doesn’t Take Long For Them To Go From Cute To Crushing

It Doesn’t Take Long For Them To Go From Cute To Crushing

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Dana
Community Member
11 months ago

Awwww!!

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#15

This Dapper Gent Went From Refined Af To Resigned To His Fate

This Dapper Gent Went From Refined Af To Resigned To His Fate

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JillVille
Community Member
11 months ago

Don't let this dog's sad eyes fool you, he loves the attention, he would have walked away if he didn't - speaking from Great Dane experience. Mine would stay put for awhile and when she had enough attention, just stood up and walked away - with the child on her back or dumped them off, lol

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#16

From Drinking Together To *making Drinks* Together

From Drinking Together To *making Drinks* Together

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JillVille
Community Member
11 months ago

Ok this one's a great transition!

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#17

From Sex On The Beach To Dead On Her Feet! This Juxtaposition Almost Makes Me Feel Bad, But The Truth Must Be Told! Also, The Baby’s Mouth Is Wide Open Too Omg

From Sex On The Beach To Dead On Her Feet! This Juxtaposition Almost Makes Me Feel Bad, But The Truth Must Be Told! Also, The Baby’s Mouth Is Wide Open Too Omg

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varwenea
Community Member
11 months ago

Sex on the beach can lead to a +1. The good news is that the baby is adorable, and so is the mom, despite being dead on her feet.

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#18

From Da King To Dafuq?!

From Da King To Dafuq?!

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Cristina Sacchi
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11 months ago

Cats love kids, especially the little ones. Well, until they pull their tails 😅

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#19

His Drinking Buddies Have Changed

His Drinking Buddies Have Changed

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Ed Souza
Community Member
11 months ago

The kid is so happy. lol

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#20

From Partying All Night To Peppa’s Windy Fall Day

From Partying All Night To Peppa’s Windy Fall Day

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
11 months ago

That's better

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#21

What’s The Opposite Of A Glow Up?

What’s The Opposite Of A Glow Up?

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wusah
Community Member
11 months ago

I love those shirts!

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#22

Older Siblings Can Get Toddlered Too! Not That He Seems To Mind Trading His Mouthguard For A Tiara

Older Siblings Can Get Toddlered Too! Not That He Seems To Mind Trading His Mouthguard For A Tiara

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JillVille
Community Member
11 months ago

What a good brother!

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#23

From Fat Tuesdays To Ass Wednesdays

From Fat Tuesdays To Ass Wednesdays

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反社会的
Community Member
11 months ago

'ass wednesdays' is my new favorite term.

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#24

They Never Suspected That When They Found Nemo They’d Also Lose Their Dignity

They Never Suspected That When They Found Nemo They’d Also Lose Their Dignity

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wusah
Community Member
11 months ago

Oh that's so cute

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#25

And To Think, She Used To Be The One Who Threw Up After Drinking Too Much

And To Think, She Used To Be The One Who Threw Up After Drinking Too Much

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Sane Minotaur
Community Member
11 months ago

Mum is a beaut, she reminds me of Julia Roberts.

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#26

Look At What That Baby Has Reduced This Once Proud Man To. And The Kid Knows It Too! “No More Relaxing Dinners Out, You Eat In Bed Now And You Love It! I Own You!!!

Look At What That Baby Has Reduced This Once Proud Man To. And The Kid Knows It Too! “No More Relaxing Dinners Out, You Eat In Bed Now And You Love It! I Own You!!!

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
11 months ago

Quick, eat before the doggos learn to work together!

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#27

From Striking A Pose To Serving As Poster Board

From Striking A Pose To Serving As Poster Board

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#28

From Little Black Dress To Big White Mess. I Can’t Believe She Stopped To Take A Photo Before Incinerating That Hoodie!

From Little Black Dress To Big White Mess. I Can’t Believe She Stopped To Take A Photo Before Incinerating That Hoodie!

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Ed Souza
Community Member
11 months ago

fuck... I can smell and relate to this photo.

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#29

Double Double-Fisting!

Double Double-Fisting!

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Saulo Frota
Community Member
11 months ago

I don't think the person who wrote this title knows what fisting means.

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#30

Kids! They’ll Steal Your Life-Force And *literally* Suffocate You, And Somehow You’ll Still Find Yourself Smiling While They Do

Kids! They’ll Steal Your Life-Force And *literally* Suffocate You, And Somehow You’ll Still Find Yourself Smiling While They Do

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Sue Prewitt
Community Member
11 months ago

A plastic bag over the head is never a funny game to play with kids!

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#31

Look At Her Little Girl’s Face. She Knows What She Did

Look At Her Little Girl’s Face. She Knows What She Did

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JillVille
Community Member
11 months ago

The little girl looks exactly like her mom in the first photo. Look at those smirks!

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#32

Something Tells Me This Cat Is Not Happy About Losing The Prime Snuggle Spot!

Something Tells Me This Cat Is Not Happy About Losing The Prime Snuggle Spot!

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E A M
Community Member
11 months ago

Poor kitty...

#33

From “Life’s A Beach!” To “Life’s A B**ch!”

From “Life’s A Beach!” To “Life’s A B**ch!”

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jamie1707
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11 months ago

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omg, she looks like she's been beaten up! Please, someone tell me that's not the case.

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#34

Let’s Just Say The Bouquets Are Very Different

Let’s Just Say The Bouquets Are Very Different

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varwenea
Community Member
11 months ago

Why is he/she not wearing a diaper though? Sitting on a towel instead? Ran out?

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#35

Parenthood Even Changes Your Wardrobe. This Guy Went From Wearing A Suit To Wearing His Kids, Which Is So Much More Expensive

Parenthood Even Changes Your Wardrobe. This Guy Went From Wearing A Suit To Wearing His Kids, Which Is So Much More Expensive

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Hard 2 Guess
Community Member
11 months ago

Very expensive indeed. He would be paying for years to come.

#36

One Of These Precious Commodities Is Fragile, Expensive, And Occasionally Explodes Into A Big Mess All Over Your Clothes. The Other Is A Huge Bottle Of Champagne

One Of These Precious Commodities Is Fragile, Expensive, And Occasionally Explodes Into A Big Mess All Over Your Clothes. The Other Is A Huge Bottle Of Champagne

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LanteiaTG
Community Member
11 months ago

My favorite caption so far.

#37

I Try Not To Post “Afters” Where The Parent Is Smiling - It’s Off-Brand! - But I Gotta Respect The Matching Shades - And The Shift From A Glass Of Wine To A Can Of Wine!

I Try Not To Post “Afters” Where The Parent Is Smiling - It’s Off-Brand! - But I Gotta Respect The Matching Shades - And The Shift From A Glass Of Wine To A Can Of Wine!

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JillVille
Community Member
11 months ago

I want those socks!! So cute!

#38

From Raising A Glass To Raising The Dead

From Raising A Glass To Raising The Dead

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
11 months ago

Oh no! Not limp body. I hate limp body.

#39

It Makes Sense That This Dog’s Name Is Snorkel Because He Is Drowning (Yes I Know That Doesn’t Make Sense, Shut Up)

It Makes Sense That This Dog’s Name Is Snorkel Because He Is Drowning (Yes I Know That Doesn’t Make Sense, Shut Up)

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rakuninaru
Community Member
11 months ago

What a cute dog!

#40

We Don’t Deserve Dogs. We *definitely* Deserve Toddlers

We Don’t Deserve Dogs. We *definitely* Deserve Toddlers

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Deborah Lim
Community Member
11 months ago

That snoot <3

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#41

It’s Yours Truly! Who Needs Faceapp When You Can Just Have Kids?

It’s Yours Truly! Who Needs Faceapp When You Can Just Have Kids?

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Ale_Vidal23
Community Member
11 months ago

he died inside

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#42

Check Out That Beard Growth! Somebody’s Been Drinking Giant’s Milk!

Check Out That Beard Growth! Somebody’s Been Drinking Giant’s Milk!

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Allen Dela Cruz
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11 months ago

Is that the baby's hair or his beard?

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#43

Oh You Thought Running That Race Was Tiring? Parenting Isn’t A Marathon, It’s 8 Million Marathons, All In A Row With No Breaks. Good Luck!

Oh You Thought Running That Race Was Tiring? Parenting Isn’t A Marathon, It’s 8 Million Marathons, All In A Row With No Breaks. Good Luck!

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Ed Souza
Community Member
11 months ago

Being a parent is so much more tiring. but I love being one and love my daughter.

#44

From Sitting On A Throne To Becoming A Footstool

From Sitting On A Throne To Becoming A Footstool

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Kate Yeti
Community Member
11 months ago

That dress is gorgeous!! And so is mama!! And so are those little toes!!

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#45

Glasses Used To Be His Cutest Accessory

Glasses Used To Be His Cutest Accessory

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jamie1707
Community Member
11 months ago

he is a cutie with or without the glasses.

#46

The Hills Are Aliiiiive, With The Sound Of Mom Not Giving S**t While Her Toddler Chugs Soda Because At Least He’s Being Quieeeeet!

The Hills Are Aliiiiive, With The Sound Of Mom Not Giving S**t While Her Toddler Chugs Soda Because At Least He’s Being Quieeeeet!

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wusah
Community Member
11 months ago

Lol.. that's funny.. and if I had kids that's exactly how I would do it also! LOL LOL

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#47

To Be Fair, This Dog Seemed A Bit Unhinged Even Before The Baby Came Along. But At Least Then He Was Free!

To Be Fair, This Dog Seemed A Bit Unhinged Even Before The Baby Came Along. But At Least Then He Was Free!

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Daniëlle Raats
Community Member
11 months ago

Thta is the best dog I have ever seen

#48

Husbands Are A Little Easier To Wrangle For Photos!

Husbands Are A Little Easier To Wrangle For Photos!

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#49

From All Glammed Up To Completely Wiped Out

From All Glammed Up To Completely Wiped Out

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#50

From “Make It Rain!” To “Make It Stop!”

From “Make It Rain!” To “Make It Stop!”

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comboplush
Community Member
11 months ago

But she still managed to giver herself a very nice braided hairdo :)

#51

From Intentionally Stopping To Take In The View To Being Forced Against Your Will To Watch Some Kid-Based Nonsense

From Intentionally Stopping To Take In The View To Being Forced Against Your Will To Watch Some Kid-Based Nonsense

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Ellie
Community Member
11 months ago

Man, this one took a toll on the guy...He looks like he's ready for death.

#52

That’s Some Solid Multitasking! But Things Were Definitely More Fun When She Was The One Hitching A Ride

That’s Some Solid Multitasking! But Things Were Definitely More Fun When She Was The One Hitching A Ride

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#53

Once You Have Kids, It’s Probably Time To Stop Wearing White

Once You Have Kids, It’s Probably Time To Stop Wearing White

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Ale_Vidal23
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11 months ago

sooo, you're telling me the first thing that comes to her mind when her baby puked, is to take a selfie...?

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#54

Up All Night, Sleep All Day

Up All Night, Sleep All Day

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#55

It’s A Jungle Out There!

It’s A Jungle Out There!

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LanteiaTG
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11 months ago

Props to mom! Back in the same swimsuit after baby!

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#56

Posing For Classy Pictures Used To Be Much Easier

Posing For Classy Pictures Used To Be Much Easier

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#57

From Chug To Ugh

From Chug To Ugh

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#58

Peace, Love And Rock ‘N Roll Are All Well And Good Until You End Up Crashed Out In A Tiny Hospital Room With A Tiny Groupie Latched To Your Chest

Peace, Love And Rock ‘N Roll Are All Well And Good Until You End Up Crashed Out In A Tiny Hospital Room With A Tiny Groupie Latched To Your Chest

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Yvonne Blau
Community Member
11 months ago

but he'll be the most devoted groupie you'll ever have

#59

What’s The Opposite Of A Glow Up? Oh Right: Parenthood

What’s The Opposite Of A Glow Up? Oh Right: Parenthood

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#60

From Hoisting A Pint To Hoisting A Pipsqueak

From Hoisting A Pint To Hoisting A Pipsqueak

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Ale_Vidal23
Community Member
11 months ago

awwww he's so cute and chubby

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#61

From Melisandre To Euron Or, If You Don’t Watch Game Of Thrones, From Princess Buttercup To Dread Pirate Roberts Or, If You Don’t Like The Princess Bride, From Lady In Red To Blackbeard

From Melisandre To Euron Or, If You Don’t Watch Game Of Thrones, From Princess Buttercup To Dread Pirate Roberts Or, If You Don’t Like The Princess Bride, From Lady In Red To Blackbeard

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JillVille
Community Member
11 months ago

Seriously, who doesn't love the Princess Bride???

#62

Messy Hair Do Care But Can’t Do Anything About It Because Kids

Messy Hair Do Care But Can’t Do Anything About It Because Kids

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11 months ago

What happened?

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#63

Lifting The Wine Glass Was A Lot Easier

Lifting The Wine Glass Was A Lot Easier

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#64

From Fatigues To Fatigued. Either Way, I Wouldn’t Mess With Him

From Fatigues To Fatigued. Either Way, I Wouldn’t Mess With Him

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Anne
Community Member
11 months ago

Dad looks happier now

#65

I Hope That Tux Was A Rental

I Hope That Tux Was A Rental

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Gosiulka Bloem
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11 months ago

LOL the baby's face

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#66

She Went From Cosmopolitans To Mudslides (I’m So Sorry)

She Went From Cosmopolitans To Mudslides (I’m So Sorry)

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Ale_Vidal23
Community Member
11 months ago

thanks, i was eating

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#67

From Crazy Swag To A Total Drag

From Crazy Swag To A Total Drag

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Hope Floats
Community Member
11 months ago

This looks like a much younger photo of himself.. And him remembering his much younger days...

#68

She’s Not Laughing Anymore!

She’s Not Laughing Anymore!

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#69

From Getting Banged To Being F**ked

From Getting Banged To Being F**ked

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#70

If I Were Breastfeeding On The Toilet, I’d Need A Pacifier To Keep From Crying Too

If I Were Breastfeeding On The Toilet, I’d Need A Pacifier To Keep From Crying Too

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#71

From Skinny Abs To Chubby Cheeks

From Skinny Abs To Chubby Cheeks

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反社会的
Community Member
11 months ago

The baby's face is so cute :)

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#72

Look, He’s Got No One To Blame But Himself. Waste Away In Margaritaville For Too Long And You End Up At The Doctor’s Office!

Look, He’s Got No One To Blame But Himself. Waste Away In Margaritaville For Too Long And You End Up At The Doctor’s Office!

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Oscar Guerrero
Community Member
11 months ago

The doggo is so looks so happy in each photo!

#73

From Getting Whispered Sweet Nothings To Getting Screamed Horrible Nothings.

From Getting Whispered Sweet Nothings To Getting Screamed Horrible Nothings.