Kathy has seen the house, and in a few weeks, Shae will, too, and I'm willing to bet that its condition will not have changed in the interval between their visits.
Well, the tree will be packed away.
But I'm speaking of that condition people refer to as "babyproof". I disbelieve in such an absolute condition, but lately Derek and I have been (vaguely) thinking of moving the house into the "babyproof" range, seeing that Rachel's getting pretty active as of late. We don't expect her to be jetting around the house tomorrow, or anything, but she's managed to stop smashing her nose into the playmat *every* time we've set her on her stomach. I figure our "unsafe house" days are numbered.
In light of that somber revelation, I've started mental lists (plural because I tend to start and restart similar lists in my head, instead of revising them) of what needs to be done in the upcoming days/weeks/months to keep me and Derek from stumbling upon a sad, messy sight in the future (or, at the very least, reduce the probability of such things from happening). These include:
-Finding a place to put the gamecube other than on the floor.
-Moving books from lower shelves.
-Framing and hanging the Change poster
-Getting babygates, socket covers, cabinet locks+
Admittedly, it's hard to think of her as being mobile, especially with her attachment to being carried around so much. She's on my lap now, napping and making sucking motions with her mouth every once in a while.