That particular kind of "parasite" can really take a toll on your creativity (since so much of your physical energy is going into creating another body).
Take it easy, sholar, and remember that ginger snaps are a pretty good idea because they will be soft coming back up (my mom liked soda crackers/saltines for the same reason when she was carrying me and my sibs) and they may not taste as bad as some other kinds of foods on their way out.
"New life" is definitely something that can get in the way of your writing, and just about anything else you may want to do, for at least a year.
You have all brightened my day with this thread. Congrats Sholar! (as my youngest parasite asks me to open his "teez" - that's parasite for cheese).
And I will segway into my main "time sucker" that keeps me from writing every day... the 4 parasites. Love em, but boy does it get hard. But if I can even get a few lines a day and at least be thinking about it, I can make some headway.
Well, when the subject came up, we (me and the others) spent some time offering congratulations (the others) and crude jokes (me)---and talking less about life getting in the way.
I've got a new timewaster---yesterday I got a good price on the first two seasons of "Star Trek: The Original Series" on Blu-Ray. I liked the one episode I've watched so far, I'm of two minds about the re-done special effects, and foresee it taking up my writing time this week if I'm not careful.