GREASY hair and eyes that haven’t slept in more than 24 hours – check.

The happiest smile and adorable bundle of joy in one of our first photographs together – check and check again!

Ahead of Mother’s Day next Sunday, we want you to share the adorable, touching and poignant pictures of the day you became a mother.

This is me exhausted and elated after the birth of my baby boy, Blake, in April last year.

Whether your picture is Insta-ready or, like mine, more of a ‘dragged through a hedge backwards’ look, send them in using the contributions tool below.

Perhaps your photograph is the first one taken of you, your baby and partner together. Maybe you didn’t give birth in hospital but have another special snap from the day your life changed forever.  

Tell us the names of anyone in the photo, the month and year it was taken and where in East Lancashire you are from.

The images will form a special gallery to celebrate Mother’s Day next weekend.

The day you became a mum - send your photos

To celebrate Mother's Day 2019, we would love to see the special photographs from the day you became a mum. Please include the names of anyone in the photo, the month and year it was taken and where in East Lancashire you are from.

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