Zonnique Pullins and boyfriend Bandhunta Izzy (real name Israel James) celebrated the impending birth of their baby girl on Saturday. The couple were surrounded by family and friends at their ‘Enchanted ‘Forest’ bash. Among the most notable in attendance were Zonnique’s parents, T.I. and Tiny, her siblings, and former group, the OMG Girlz.
Pullins recently shared the difficulty in trying to navigate doctor’s visits amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“It really sucks being pregnant during the coronavirus,” she says. “At first, I’m like, ‘This is the perfect time, like everybody is locked in. I don’t have to worry about going out. So if I want to hide it for however long, I can hide.'”
“But when it comes to going to doctor’s appointments, I go to all of them by myself. I ask every single time, ‘Can I bring my boyfriend?’ And they’re like, ‘No, only you can come,’ ” Pullins continues.
“That’s been the worst part,” she adds. “I’m hoping by the time I’m ready to have the baby it will be over with. But I’m sure it won’t be, so I’ll be in there with one person, most likely. I’m just trying not to get my hopes too high anymore.”
As for how she felt about the pregnancy initially, Pullins says she was “kind of sad at first.”
“I have a million brothers and sisters so I’ve always been the one like, ‘I’m not having a baby anytime soon,’ ” she tells PEOPLE. “That was always my thing. So I was kind of sad at first, and my boyfriend was really excited from the jump. He was like, ‘You know it’s whatever you want to do.’ ”
“I was calling my cousin, and they were laughing at me because they already knew that I didn’t want to have a baby anytime soon,” she continues. “I was like, ‘Why are you guys laughing?’ And I’m just crying and stuff.”
Pullins adds, “But after a while, I’m like, ‘Now I feel like I can do this. It’s something that will mature me and change me in a great way.’ I’m trying to wrap my head around it, and now we are here.”
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