2020: A year that will no doubt be etched in our minds forever. The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has been an unprecedented crisis producing untold uncertainty. And for many, anxiety has been through the roof. For my little family and I however, we were thrown head first into a different sort of crisis just 18 months earlier. It’s a story for another day, but let’s just say a devastating diagnosis turned our world upside down just a few months before I gave birth to our second son.
A crisis is difficult at any stage of life but being pregnant during one certainly ramps it up a notch. Hormones are flowing, your body is aching, emotions are all over the place, and the sleep deprivation is real – more than enough to deal with, thank you very much! But life doesn’t stop throwing you curveballs just because a baby is on its way. I have thought many times about the thousands of babies born during lockdown and their brave parents.