Just because I'm pregnant now, doesn't mean I can stop working on our home renos. I have so much stuff to get done, and I can't leave it all to FH.
So, on a sliding scale, 0 being not terrible at all, and 10 being the worst thing ever, how bad is it for me to keep painting? Since we found out, I've been using a respirator mask while painting, and steering clear of the room until it's dry. Today I painted the kitchen, so I can't avoid that room completely, but I don't particularly spend much time in there to begin with. I hope that the respirator mask is enough protection. This is the one I use. In addition, I leave all windows open, and doors too when I can to get the best breeze possible.
I know that I shouldn't be sanding or painting anything, but the reality is that there's too much work for FH alone, and we allowed ourselves to go over budget in some areas knowing that this is the work we could do ourselves. Aka. We're out of money, and hiring painters isn't an option.
On this topic, what other things should I avoid doing around the house? We don't have a cat, so poo/litter/toxoplasmosis isn't an issue.