Five months after getting married to her husband, Caleb Brush, one of the stars of TLC’s “Sister Wives,” Maddie Brush, announced that they were expecting their first child together.

On May 20, 2017, the happily married couple welcomed a baby boy into the world after Maddie endured 72 hours of labor.

Axel James Brush weighed eight pounds, eight ounces, and the proud pair couldn’t have been more excited to be parents.

Maddie is constantly sharing photos of their little family on her personal Instagram account:

Goofiness runs in the family I guess! ? . #myheart #grandpa #love #AxelJames #family #familygoals #kodybrown #baby

A post shared by Maddie Brush (@madison_rose11) on Jul 23, 2017 at 2:43pm PDT

Fun fact: before I met Caleb I wasn’t huge on the whole mommy thing. I didn’t want to get stuck raising kids by myself if my husband checked out (like I hear about so many). I got so lucky with my dad, I was worried luck only went so far. When Caleb and I got married he told me there was nothing he wanted more. With him, there was nothing I wanted more either. Although our little surprise came earlier than expected he is our world. (Not to say those who don’t have kids have any less meaning. He is simply what give me a new life meaning.) To say the least I enjoy the baby snuggles …. …. #Mommy #mommylife #parenthood #AxelJames #boymom #bossmom #mywhy #snuggles #actuallymaternal #weirdiknow #skulls #babyboy #sweetness #myheart #iamthatmomwhopostsonlyaboutherkid #oops? #thisisgoingtodrivemariahnuts

A post shared by Maddie Brush (@madison_rose11) on Sep 23, 2017 at 9:10pm PDT

However, while a baby can bring instant joy to a mother’s life, motherhood can also be extremely tiring and sometimes overwhelming.

Maddie’s most recent photo proves that while she loves her baby boy, Axel can be a bit of a handful. As Maddie put it on Instagram, this is “real life”:

She wrote:

Real life. Tired, t-shirt (cause I don’t want my nice shirts ruined with spit up or poop), roots showing about 2 inches cause who has time to go get hair done? Haha, I just want to shine a light on not having to be 100% done up all the time. Don’t get me wrong, I like to dress up, look nice and be a boss, but it’s OK to just be sometimes and not worry about all the little things.

And her followers couldn’t agree more:


How about it, moms? Do you agree that Maddie’s photo accurately depicts “real life?”

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