I haven't been plagued with much anxiety throughout my pregnancy. I know we have no idea what we're in in for, and I know our lives are about to change forever, but I'm not really worried about it. All of the future is unknown, all of life is a mystery - that all does not concern me. I am at peace and in awe of the unknown magic ahead.
However, a large concern has recently crept into my mind, due to something completely out of my control- our apartment complex will be tenting and fumigating for termites next week. As if the preparation wasn't stressful enough - being pregnant and especially concerned about what goes into and around my body over these past 9 months - this chemical invasion feels like a huge slap in the face.
We're taking extra precautions aside from what they tell us to do, but I'm still nervous. Here are some of their guide lines and our extra steps:
We also plan to do a deep-clean next weekend- of all surfaces, carpets, etc and we'll get get several of these purifying plants in the house immediately, post-fumigation.
I know this tenting and termite bombing is a necessary evil (we have seen termites and droppings in our apartment- YUCK!) - but I'm really upset about this preparation and pain. I guess the only thing we can do is prepare, be mindful of everything and hope for the best.
That, and I'll take this as an extra push to purge, clean, and nest!!