New CT parents reflect on 2 years of raising children under a ‘new normal’


A quite expecting Laurin Munoz entered Danbury Hospital’s maternity ward in March of 2020, three days following her infant shower and just about two months prior to her because of day, as navy tents had been being set up outside the house to handle people coming in with a odd new respiratory virus.

Munoz gave beginning to her son prematurely, and he was rapidly whisked away to the NICU where by he expended a few days as “baby no identify.” Munoz and her partner, who live in New Milford, had been only allowed to pay a visit to the NICU a person at a time, so every would examination out names on their new little one boy and then report back. They started out composing the names on the room’s wall— Asher, Colton, Thomas, Luke. They at last settled on Jack Thomas.

Following 14 times in the ICU, the new loved ones was ready to get house. But Munoz’s mothers and fathers would not meet Jack for one more 3 months. Munoz was terrified to have them in excess of — researchers and medical doctors knew so minor about COVID-19 at the time.

“We waited a excellent 3 weeks and then I was like I will need help,” Munoz mentioned.



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