Valentine's Day arrives in a flurry of hearts and candy, spiking stress in new moms everywhere as they struggle to figure out how to celebrate while caring for an infant. High romance is generally the last thing on your mind postpartum — these 14 memes represent your new mom struggles on Valentine's Day way better than a rom com or Hallmark card ever could — yet you're still expected to throw on some lingerie and cook a romantic dinner even if you gave birth last week. I'm calling bull.
Having a fresh baby is more than a full time job, and adding anything on top of that, let alone something as emotionally and physically exhausting as romance (read: sex), can be majorly stressful. C'mon, everyone knows Valentine's Day has major X-rated undertones, and postpartum sex makes that challenging. Whether it's the conversations you have before attempting to get back in the saddle, weird stuff that happens to your breasts, or the myriad of physical and emotional challenges that come from the experience, making love after pushing a child out of you isn't exactly easy. And even if you didn't give birth to your little one, you're still so tired from caring for your baby that intimacy sounds like a nightmare.
But keep in mind, some moms swear that postpartum sex can be really pleasurable, so you might be about to have the best February 14 of your life; who knows! Maybe you're totally over V-Day this year, but your new mommy joy might make you more than ready for a little lovin' too. Either way, these memes get you, so read on for a laugh in honor of Cupid.