Before I got pregnant, writing was SO much more appealing to me than housework. I rationalized not doing laundry for two months straight so I could reach a writing goal. I let the dishes pile up until (gasp) the men in the house washed them. I admit, I was not always a very good part-time housewife. I wasn't terrible--it never got the the point of biohazard or small animals getting lost in piles of junk--but still, I'm no Martha Stewart. I had to push myself to sweep the floor, and I couldn't wait to sit down at my writing desk.
Now that my energy has returned, it's the reverse! When I sit down to write, I think to myself, "I could be wiping out the cupboards right now." Seriously, wiping the cupboards?? I have an impulse to do this. Also to straighten the sloppy pillows on the couches, do another load of laundry in the "new" (refurbished, but warrantied) washer/dryer set we recently purchased, and rearrange furniture. I even cut a bouquet of fresh roses for the bathroom. It's insanity.
Moms, did you experience (or are you experiencing) weird impulses during pregnancy that keep you from writing, even when you have the energy? Is this not going to be the perfect time to finish up my manuscript after all? Now, Mr. G points out that I am working on producing something more important than a book anyway. But still, I don't want to let all my grownup interests slip out of my life entirely as I enter parenthood. Did anyone out there write productively through pregnancy?