Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Stress and Other Stuff

I can't believe it has already been a week since I last posted. There have been several times this week I have thought about writing a post, but my time on the computer has been very limited this week. This has been one of those weeks, an emotional roller coaster. I have not had such a rough week in a long time.

If you remember from my previous post I have been a bit on edge about my next appointment and it having been almost four weeks since I have seen our little peanut. I almost caved and called the doctor several times this week to be seen just to hear the heart beat, but I have almost made it. My appointment will be on Tuesday. But this was only the tip of the iceberg for the week.

Our house has been invaded by ants. In fact to the point where I am ready to move out and let them take over. I am so tired of fighting with them. We have had problems from time to time with ants, but this weeks has been the WORST.

On Monday I came home from running errands and our couch was swarming with ants. I spent the next 6 hours trying everything I could to get the ants to die and clean them up. And all I wanted to do was take a nap. Well I got no nap that day, or the next for that matter. The good news? I ended up finding my Tiffany and Co. bracelet that I lost three years ago. I thought I had lost it at work and it turned out it had fallen inside the couch. Our couch is also now ant free, well mostly, and super clean. We rented a carpet cleaner and cleaned the couch.

Then on Wednesday morning I came down to the kitchen to find the swarm of ants had moved and was now taking over the kitchen. I have been dealing with that for the last several days. I have cleaned every cabinet and drawer and they still will not leave completely. But it is more under control.

The ant problems just magnified everything else I was feeling and I spent several hours over the last week crying. It was a rough week, but I just keep thinking tomorrow is a new day and the start of a new week, and I finally get to hear our little peanut's heartbeat. While I have seen the heart beating at the last two appointments this will be the first time I will get to hear that tiny heart beating. I am so excited.

Despite the rough week there were a few good points: having a wonderful husband that can deal with my extreme mood swings and a daughter that reminds me of the most important things in life. Taking time out to just be with my family. In the midst of the madness of the ants she would say "cuddle me mommy." Having that reminder to take time for her no matter what I am doing was wonderful.


Nika M. said...

I hope you get rid of those ants soon. We had that problem with spiders a few months ago. I was so glad it was time for our lease to be up because I was ready to set fire to the house if that's what it took to get rid of them.

Mandy said...

Sorry to hear about the ants, I'll pass along some wisdom I picked up from our smaller invasion last year. If you "feed" them cornmeal it is supposed to swell inside them and kill them and cinnamon or cayenne pepper sprinkled over entry points is supposed to repel them. Also, follow them to find the trail as to where they're coming from and clean that trail real good - what they often do is send in a scout and then the others follow that scent trail or whatever it is.

On to something COMPLETELY different - with worrying about little baby's heartbeat - I lost our first child so with each subsequent pregnancy I rented a baby doppler by the month (I believe there are many companies that do this online but I went through one called BabyBeat) so that I could listen to baby's heartbeat whenever I wanted. I was always able to find them myself from about 9 weeks on and so long as it's done in moderation I do not believe it's harmful. Something to think about as to whether it might ease your mind a little between doctor's appointments.

Take care and good luck with the ants! -Mandy

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