I’ve been playing a new little game, ever since we found out we’re expecting a baby, where I go places and make a mental note if there are babies present there or not.  Not necessarily to figure out if such a place is APPROPRIATE for babies, but more to reassure myself a little bit that there are certain aspects of my life that won’t have to change so much after the baby arrives.  As I go from place to place, I update my little mental checklist, gradually adding to a list that hasn’t ended up being a short as I originally thought it would be.  Babies at Old Navy?  Check.  Babies at the grocery store?  Check.  Babies at Chapters?  Check.  Babies at the place where we like to go for breakfast?  Check.

Yesterday, we went to the mall to try to finish up some Christmas shopping.  I must say that babies must really dig Christmas shopping, because the place was a freaking baby jamboree.  And so many of them so tiny, just fresh from the oven!  It got the wheels of my head turning, imagining life and what it will look like in 6 months, or a year, or two years from now.  A week of volunteering at Camp Hermosa with a BABY!  Visiting my parents to celebrate family birthdays with a BABY!  Figuring out how to work from home with a BABY!  Christmas shopping with a BABY!  The mind boggles.