chlo-girl, you are so so social and the just the happiest baby around. you are crawling so fast, clapping, waving bye-bye, giving kisses and trying to share your food. you had your first ear infection right at 9 months – boo! my poor mom was up all night with you while we were at a wedding in st louis (talk about some mommy/daughter guilt for that one). beckett did you one better and got a double ear infection a few days later. let me tell you, it was not super fun around here that week. yikes. i weighed you at the dr’s office that first week of oct when we were there, and you were 19 lb, 12 oz. when we finally got your official 9 month check-up on november 25 (way closer to 10 months), you were 20 lb, 8 oz. (85%) and 29 1/4 in tall (95%) i recently found beckett’s stats from around 9 months, and he was 20lb 2 oz, so you guys are right about the same size at this age.
in the last month, you’ve gotten five new teeth (a third tooth on the bottom and four up top) and have another on the way. you are sprouting those and hair like crazy. your hair is looking a touch darker, but that’s probably just because it’s getting more dense. i am also sprouting crazy hair too, where it fell out after you were born. i just cut some bangs to try to blend it all in. that may have been a mistake. they’re sure going to take some getting used to anyway. you are pulling up on everything and occasionally letting go, leaving you standing for a second.
as for sleeping, i’m still up once a night typically, though we’re trying hard to nix that nighttime feeding without letting you cry for hours…because i’m pretty sure you would. you are a persistent little thing, which will be great for you in the long run, but is kind of annoying right now. i’ve kind of decided to just wean you all-together at a year, and hopefully that will work out. when you do wake up and cry, you rock yourself. it’s kind of cute – the rocking, not the crying. i’m nursing you four times a day and you are eating meals like a champ, preferably feeding yourself pretty exclusively with your right hand. maybe you’re a righty? beckett was definitely favoring his left by this age.