Babies get a lot of credit for being really freakin' adorable. But not every moment with newborns is so cute, with all their sloppy messes, cryfests, drool, and uncontrollable bowel movements.
Still, mere words don't capture what it's like to be a parent during your little one's first 12 months or so.
We asked the HuffPost Parents Facebook community to send us one photo that sums up what it's like to live with a baby and received hundreds of bodily fluid-filled responses. From spit-ups to cuddles to emotional rollercoaster rides, the pictures show why people say taking care of a baby is really hard work.
Here are 27 parents' photos and thoughts about life with babies.
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