Valentine's day this year was far from romantic. I woke up. Changed a poopy diaper. And then another only 30 minutes after. Proceeded with my normal morning routine of feeding, then pumping, then feeding again. Then went off to the YMCA to train for my aqua instructor gig. My dad watched Ada, which was incredibly nice. (I mean how many grandpas feel comfortable watching a baby alone? Thanks again, dad!)
When I got home, he broke the news to me that Stephen had called. Yeah. This year for Valentine's day, we had to buy a new engine for our Subaru Forester. I knew it'd be expensive, but let's just say I joked with my friend Lindsey about how I could buy 800 bottles of Andre (my favorite cheap champagne) with how much it'll cost. I spent the rest of the afternoon totally bummed about the massive financial strain when we're already really tight. Ada cried on and off for most of the afternoon. She is showing some teething symptoms, which seems really early, but Stephen's mom seems to think that he got his teeth early, too.
Stephen got home from work a bit later than usual. He was also in a bad mood. It was cloudy . . . it's always cloudy. I decided to skip my run. We ate leftover Curried Celery Soup for dinner. I made Muddy Buddies for dessert. Then I decided I absolutely needed to get out and train -- so I went for my run, but ended up having major digestive issues (I have had stomach trouble while running since I had Ada -- weird), so it wasn't exactly pleasant. We went to bed early. V-day was over.
Sigh. I think we're going to have to have a re-do sometime this weekend. Stephen has four days off, which is fantastic. Anyone have some really cheap or zero dollars date ideas? I have a few, but haven't decided on anything yet.
Sorry to be a downer! It wasn't all bad. Here are some cute photos I took of our little Valentine:
And here's Ada with her Valentine, Bumble. I made a cute video of them, too. She's seriously in love and will be totally embarrassed when she's older.
So, please make me jealous. What did you do for V-day this year?
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