I had a pretty exciting day yesterday. For the first time ever, I have a baby nephew; my sister in law gave birth to a little dude and they are both doing really well! The baby is going to be spoiled, I can tell: neither her family, nor Husband’s family have ever had a member of the new generation. A bunch of grandparents were born yesterday. 🙂
There’s no babies on my side of the family either, so it really makes me feel like my cousins and I are entering a new time of life. For years, our families have been having adults-only kind of trips: rowdy camping trips where we all stay up late into the night telling stories by the fire, adventurous trips of all kinds. There will be a new domesticity for Husband’s brother’s family; while I’m sure they’ll still come out when we’re camping, they will also have to keep the little guy on a schedule. They’ll be pretty tired themselves just with keeping a little life alive.
Husband and I are pretty excited about being aunt and uncle; we want to take the little guy to the zoo and have him visit in the summers and of course, we’re going down to meet him. It also makes us think about the future though: someday, our married-no-kids lifestyle might change. It’s interesting to think how I can make all these big plans, thoughts for how my career and travel will go, but in the end, it will also be determined by the little lives around me, big and small. Some of them are people I already love, and some of them, like my new nephew, come into my life all of a sudden and are important to me without ever doing anything to earn it.
Just thinking about the next generation over here; don’t mind me and my musings. 🙂