Rochelle is 38 weeks pregnant. She lives with husband Wesley and french bulldog Biggie.
“We are expecting our rainbow baby, a baby born following the loss of another baby. Our baby girl Alba died in 2016 due to complications during labour. We then had IVF to conceive this baby boy.
I’m doing well and staying home as much as possible to keep safe until he arrives. We are having a planned c-section on Monday 22nd June. We both work in local government and started working from home a week before the official lockdown as we were really worried about catching the virus.
Wearing a mask and attending hospital appointments alone has been a strange experience. We are so pleased that Wesley will be able to be there for our planned C-section but will have to leave shortly after. We understand why this is necessary but it still fills us with sadness to know that he’ll miss out on those precious first hours. We are really looking forward to all being home together. With limited visitors we will be able to enjoy lots of special bonding time.
As you can imagine this was already a very anxious time for us and the pandemic just created more stress and worry. However I have found safety in our lockdown bubble at home. I try to enjoy our daily exercise, walking the dog and looking for rainbows in people’s windows. The rainbows have definitely helped lift my spirits. To me they’re a symbol of hope that everything will be ok with our rainbow baby.”