Pregnant in a Pandemic

Going through pregnancy during this pandemic was rough, weird, and very lonely. And if you went through pregnancy or are currently going through it, know that I see you and feel for you. 

This pandemic has been hard on everyone for all different reasons, but add in a pregnancy, and things just get more stressful and lonely. 

My doctor appointments were strange. I had to go to them alone. Adam wasn't allowed with me which meant he no longer was able to hear the baby's heartbeat and I had to remember all the doctor's updates to repeat back to Adam. And normally the OB's office would be full of patients, nurses, and other staff but now my appointments were eerily quiet. The entire office now consisted of me, a receptionist, and my doctor. 

Since the pandemic started, we've been social distancing. There were pros and cons to this. On one hand, I could just be a hot pregnant mess at home. It didn't matter what I wore, what I looked like, and I could have random naps. Plus, it allowed me to spend more one on one time with Emma before the baby arrived. But as for the cons... so much added stress, so many unknowns, and no time spent with other family and friends. We started face timing more, texting, and using video apps to keep communicating with our loved ones. But it just wasn't the same. 

If this had been my first pregnancy, I would have been going crazy. My anxiety would have been through the roof. Thankfully with it being my second pregnancy, I had an idea of what was going on and didn't have many surprises.

We were also lucky that our hospital allowed one support person during the birth which meant Adam was with me the whole time. The staff was wonderful at the hospital and we only had to stay a little over 24 hours, but it was stressful. I just wanted to get home to our safe house and little social bubble. 

I have no idea how the rest of the year will be during this pandemic but I know I will be enjoying every moment I get to hide at home with my husband and girls. 


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