I’m just like my mother.
A hilarious photo of a new mom and her baby ‘twinning’ while they’re sleeping has gone viral.
Laura Buckley, 37, was spotted sleeping on the sofa next to 11-week-old Max, and it was clear the two shared some genes. Both of them are sleeping with their right hand raised above their head.
“My daughter takes the cutest pictures. “Me and my 8-week-old twins,” the caption reads.
The hilariously catchy post received more than 4,200 likes on Facebook, and users were quick to comment with surprise and delight.
“This is a great picture, a tired mom and a cold baby, precious,” one viewer commented.
“Motherhood in one picture! I love it so much,” someone else wrote.
“This is early-day parenting in a picture. One to cherish forever,” said another.
“This is the best mom and baby picture I’ve ever seen on one of these sites. Absolutely gorgeous,” commented another in awe.
“I was me for the first few months of my son’s life… I’m glad there’s no photographic evidence,” chimed in another.
Laura’s mother laughed “so much” that she encouraged her mother to post the photo on Facebook.
“I didn’t expect so many people to like it, it makes me cringe and laugh,” Laura told NeedToKnow.Online. “I look terrible, but the fact that Max is naturally in the same position made it so cute.”
“It’s nice to know that others can see the humor and love the reality of the early days of motherhood,” she added.
Despite the uncanny resemblance in the photo, Laura insists that Max is “daddy’s twin”.
“Max is hilarious and the sweetest little boy in the world, loved by his big brothers,” she said of the newborn, who is 13 years younger than his next oldest sister.
Laura, who lives with husband Mark, 30, in Hampshire, England, said: “This time it’s been harder because it’s been 13 years since I had a baby and I don’t feel like I’m 23 anymore.” they have three children: Max, Finnian, 13, and Matilda, 15.
But life was not always as easy as it looks. When Max was born, he was diagnosed with heart problems that required life-saving surgery at just 6 days old. Even now, he is seeing a cardio specialist and will require another operation.
“We are so grateful to all the team at E1 Southampton Hospital who saved her life and made this precious memory possible,” said Laura.