Girl...I'm 8 mo. pregnant with a 25 lb toddler who has recently decided she's a hip baby. I carry her during the day, lift her in and out of the tub, in and out of the crib, in and out of the high chair, up and down to the changing table...chase her around, etc., etc., etc. You can do more than you think you can. That being said, you're still in your first trimester where your risk of miscarriage is greater and if you don't HAVE to lift heavy things or run around after a toddler, then don't. Do as much as you feel comfortable with. You probably also want to stay away from smelly cleaning products...hire someone to clean for you or pick mild products (vinegar and water, all natural products, etc.) and make sure the room is well ventilated. Most importantly, sit down when you're tired and relax. Try not to stress out about things - they'll get done eventually. Congrats on the new house!
at 2:59 PM on Oct. 17, 2009