Since watching Shuang, 8 yr old poodle, over the past few days.. I’ve come to realize how much of a worry wart I will be when it comes to being a new parent and having my first child. We’ve had to deal with a major flea control issue involving 2 animals, a visit to the vet, vacuuming every room/carpet daily, furniture washing, and purchasing foggers and pesticides just to make sure our home and property is safe & flea-free. I am SO glad we don’t have too many carpeted areas or vacuuming would be an endless chore.
On the downside, all the hardwood + tile has caused Shuang to lose her footing a few times. Half an hour ago she had a major slip/sprain (out of excitement and a familiar face) and for 5 minutes she was limping and was not using that paw normally. The sheer terror that went through me man.. I was ready to make another visit to the vet. After monitoring for a while, she seems to be fine now. We’ve rearranged our rugs and floor mats a bit to minimize hardwood surface, but everything is worrying me now that Shuang isn’t as agile as she used to be. All this to say, I am sure that I will be one of those first time moms who cries when their baby cries and has the family pediatrician on speed dial.
Sorry future kid and hubby, please be patient with me and remind me to be chill!
Edit/1:16am so I broke down and cried..and journalled(I never do this) and prayed. Everything is gonna be okay. Shouldn’t have kept all that pressure and fear bottled up..not sure what I was trying to prove.