Dylan McGeouch became a dad for the first time two weeks ago but the lockdown means nobody else in his family has seen his daughter.
The Aberdeen midfielder and his partner, Leila, are now happy parents but grandparents and other relatives have been unable to visit or meet baby Aviana.
McGeouch said: “We just had a baby two-and-a-half weeks ago. That’s our first.
“She’s not seen one person yet. We’ve not had any family members yet or anything.
“We took her from the hospital straight home. We’ve been taking wee walks and stuff just round the estate. That’s as far as it goes.
“My family and my partner’s family haven’t seen her yet so that’s been a bit tough. But we know it’s for a good cause, to protect us, protect the baby and protect everyone else.”
The downside is there is no escape from the sleepless nights and dirty nappies.
McGeouch said: “I’ve been getting practice at changing nappies, baths and getting up during the night.
“She’s been keeping us on our toes for the last few weeks. Which is good, you don’t usually get this time at home during the season.
“We’re spending a lot of time together and it’s great. We’re making the best of a bad situation.
“I’ve been doing some fitness stuff out the back as well with the programmes we’ve been given.”
McGeouch also praised the NHS staff for the work they do and insisted they are heroes who deserve all the plaudits they get for being in the frontline of the pandemic.
McGeouch said: “They were great. I couldn’t praise them highly enough. The job they’re doing is incredible.”
The former Sunderland and Hibs star has also been at the heart of lockdown headlines this week.
It was reported several Dons players were spoken to after a training session in a public park but McGeouch explained they were following social distancing rules and the police had no complaints.
He said: “I was at Hazlehead in the morning working. Funso was on the other pitch and we had our own equipment to work with.
“The police were doing checks to make sure there were no gatherings and they came over. They’d seen two sets of cones on different pitches and made sure we weren’t working together or sharing water bottles.
“I explained we were on different pitches and they were happy with that.”
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes insisted a mountain was made out on a molehill. And he said: “I’m disappointed and dismayed at what was a non-story.
“The players were praised by the police for what they were doing and I was happy to see that acknowledged by the police publicly.
“It would be a shame if our players were accused of disregarding the rules when they’ve been doing everything to ensure that is not the case.
“They did not arrive together and did their work separately. I’m appalled to hear of people not complying but I’m proud and pleased at how my players have adjusted to their day to day work during this.
“They’ve respected the restrictions which have been put in place.”