After months of trying, my boyfriend and I found out we were finally pregnant with our second child! We found out in February. Unfortunately our excitement was short lived and replaced with fear and uncertainty. Can this virus affect our child? What does this mean for appointments? Can we even celebrate right now.
Really the answer is no. We can't. Since we are so early we may have a chance in a few months but for many the opportunity to celebrate with family and friends have been ripped away. Making the best of the situation, some women are doing drive-by showers, face book live, and other creative ways to keep the excitement alive.
Although the other part of pregnancy is something we really can't get around. Doctor appointments. Instead of in office visits with our partners and smiles we are video chatting and wearing mask. Tiptoeing around and trying our best to be safe. Partners are no longer allowed to sit in with us and be there for big moments.
All of the pregnant mom's I have spoken to feel the same way. Stressed and isolated. And filled with so many questions that nobody has answers to. If you see a pregnant mom, just feel for them for a moment. This is hard time for us, as is for everyone. But we spend day in and out worried about this growing human. And worried about the world around us.