Brooklyn is 9 months old today, well sort of. I figure it must be today by default since there was no February 29th. She is 17 pounds 2 ounces, and 27 inches long. So the doctor says she a tiny little thing, but really I don't think she's that small, and I know she's not any smaller than the other kids were at this age. Well, except for Nathan, but he was a moose until he turned one, and then started slowing down. Anyway, she's doing great, even if she's on the smaller side. She still doesn't sleep through the night, although we are down to 2 wake-ups only most nights, which isn't too bad. Plus I know the extra nursing overnight is helping her gain enough, and helping maintain my supply. Really, I don't even remember what it's like to go to bed and not have to get up once or twice in the middle of the night, so it's not like I know what I'm missing.
Brooklyn is always on the go, and just today she has started standing up totally on her own. We are not talking pulling up on things, she's done that for a couple months. We are talking sitting in the middle of the room with nothing around her, and pushing herself up to standing without holding onto anything. Once she gets her feet under her in sort a squat-like position, she just stands up. It's crazy! I know she's going to be walking very soon. Megan walked at 10 months, which I felt was so early, but I think Brooklyn might beat that at the rate she is going.
Brooklyn's newest food discovery is crackers. She loves crackers. She still doesn't care for baby food, or really anything you can spoon feed her, but if she can feed it to herself, she loves it.
The biggest problem right now is Brooklyn hates the bath. Really, I don't know if hate is strong enough to describe it. She loves taking a shower, but hates the bath. Her feet hit the water in the tub and she starts screaming until you take her back out. It's the oddest thing, and I have no idea why she hates it. The water temp is fine, so I know she's not freezing or getting burnt. Any ideas about this?
All in all, I seriously can't believe Brooklyn is 9 months old. Time has gone by so fast it's incredible. In 3 months I won't have an infant anymore, or ever again. I'm just really not sure how to feel about that.