One Monday 23rd March 2020 at 38 weeks pregnant I went for my final scan on my own as my husband couldn’t attend, to be told the baby was small and had to have the baby that week.
I had the choice of induction or an elective c-section. Torn and not knowing what to do for the best with the current situation with coronavirus getting worse and lockdown imminent, I opted for a c-section due to having a 3 year old who I could sort out and send to a family member whilst I went into hospital.
The Tuesday and Wednesday I attended the hospital alone for steroid injections to help the baby’s lungs.
Thursday 26th March, in hospital for 7am with my husband I was gown up and prepared for theatre.
Thankfully my husband was able to still come into theatre while our son was born at 9.35am that morning.
We were taken to recovery for around 40mins until we finally moved to the ward, to which my husband then had to leave me and his newborn son at the ward entrance.
He had around 1 hour only with him before leaving.
He wasn’t allowed then to visit again.
I spent all day just me and my son not being able to share him with anyone, the other girls in our ward in the same situation were just lovely. And the nurses were amazing too.
That night as we all sat in our beds we heard the loud claps from out side the window, the very first night the #clapforNHS started. Aday always remembered, for history .
We were discharged from hospital the next day where my husband and 3 year old son couldnt come and collect us from the ward but had to meet us in the hospital maternity foyer, very surreal.
Still now, my baby has only seen from a distance some of his family, half of them he’s not seen at all. And for the first time this weekend my dad/his grandad held him for the first time as he is now in our bubble.
I can’t wait for my baby boy Jasper to meet the rest of the family, and my big boy Oscar for them both to have the well deserved cuddles 😊
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