On 17.03.2020 I became mommy to 3 boys under the age of 3!
I was due to welcome my third baby into the world on 15.03.2020, I went to my midwife on my due date and she told me the baby wasn’t in the right position, so I was off to hospital for a scan! At this point covid 19 was known of but was not a huge risk. Hours later I discovered the baby was footling breech (very rarely delivered naturally) and they would try and turn the baby. As my baby was now at risk if my waters broke I was to stay in hospital, they tried to turn my baby a few times, unsuccessfully and a c section was on the cards. By the day of my c section (17th) no children or other visitors except your partner were allowed onto the wards etc.
I welcomed my third baby boy, Ernest Patrick into the world by a very unexpected c section on St Patrick’s day 2020, 17th March, he was a very healthy 9lb 2oz.
By the time I returned home with baby Ernie, the coronavirus was becoming more of a threat to the uk. At this time I felt lucky to have had a happy healthy baby boy before the pandemic became a huge problem and he actually got to meet both sets of grandparents before lockdown officially began which was just totally amazing.
However the weeks that followed were long, some times were lonely and it was just completely different to my other children’s first weeks of life. My partner is an essential worker so most of lockdown I have been on my own with my boys. It’s made me appreciate the little things and life has completely slowed down for a while. My eldest son celebrated his 3rd birthday in May, lockdown style! And my middle son turned 18 months and has all of a sudden become a proper little boy.
Me and my boys have always been very busy, when I wasn’t at work, we attended multiple toddler groups, they both attended nursery/childminder so it took a whole lot of adjustment for them at the beginning. Our daily walk was a time for a tiny bit of freedom and normality, I really appreciated this hour of the day we could get out for a walk to the ducks. Especially as I had days where I felt trapped in the 4 walls of the house with these three little people that totally rely on just you!
Now we are enjoying lockdown life, visiting parks, having socially distanced meetings with grandparents and the little things we have always loved and once took for granted are slowly coming back and will never be taken for granted again!
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