This time last year was the last week that the normal that we all knew was still the normal that we lived in. A week later, the new normal started and the world hasn't been the same.
Last year, I gave birth February 9 to a bouncing baby boy. Trust me when I say that I was SO HAPPY that I gave birth a month before the lockdown. I wouldn't know what we would have done if I had to give birth during the lockdown.
I was also very lucky to have seen some friends of mine before the actual lockdown started. It really helped because the next few months of the lockdown was pretty hard.
M had to stop working because my Mom feared that he would be exposed to the virus. I had to work double time to make up for the loss income even though I just got off the operating table myself. THAT was hard.
There were also family troubles at that time so it was a TENSION FILLED lockdown which wasn't good at all for someone suffering from a little post partum depression.
The only good thing was the fact that I was really more of a homebody so I didn't really mind not being able to go out. The fact that I had my husband at home was also very helpful because I didn't have to worry about him being out and about, battling a virus.
3 months in, we MOVED HOUSES. Yep, more insanity. Thankfully, no one got the virus and we were able to move in within 5 days and set everything up. I guess it's also a good thing that I got rid of so many things that I didn't want or have use for.
Living on our own, having a house that we have full control over took some getting used to but eventually, I gained more confidence on how I wanted things to look and how I wanted the house to feel like.
I also like that this home is filled with so much love, laughter, and light moments. There's no negativity except for the occasional wayward cockroach that makes its way to our home from the neighbors hahaha. Aside from that, this house is just filled with light moments.
My son has his own space, can eat what he wants to eat, and has his own thing going on. Our baby is growing up to be a pretty happy baby and we even have a rocker, bike, and mini swimming pool for him.
We are not rich but thankfully, we are able to make do and do more than survive. This lockdown has been hard but aside from the occasional longing to eat out, go out, and take our baby somewhere fun, it's been good for us. We are all healthy, alive, safe, and we are able to eat more than 3x a day.
I feel like there might be another lockdown happening because people seem to have gotten used to the idea of COVID and no longer feel threatened by it. Now, numbers are up and my worst fear is that it's spreading rapidly once more and might put all of us back on lock down.
I hope that we find a cure for it soon or if not, I hope we all get vaccinated soon. Most of all, I pray that very soon, we can go back to how things used to be when the idea of hugging someone or shaking their hands was normal and not frowned upon on.