Ok, I started this post a week ago (already way late) and too much crap has happened in between including both of my children deciding sleep is for the weak, and ending today with the birth of a wee baby, so I give up. I’m posting what I’ve got!
From the moment she wakes up until the moment she goes to sleep, Raelin just does not stop. I am constantly having to chase her away from the stairs (which she is now able to climb), cat food, dirty shoes, bookshelves, cat litter, various things that can kill her, and the fireplace. She pulls up on things and cruises one-handed, making her way to things in order to destroy and/or eat them. I am exhausted.
Because of her constant movement, my formerly giant baby is now just slightly above average at 19 lbs 10 oz. She is still tall but her chunks have greatly diminished. She still only has the two bottom teeth she got at 7 months old. She loves to eat and will eat just about anything you give her. She has little patience with being spoon fed so I usually only do it if I’m in a hurry. Otherwise she prefers to feed herself.
This entry is late partly because Raelin got some kind of virus right before turning 9 months old, with three days of a high fever and very little sleep, leaving me with barely enough energy to survive let alone form sentences in my brain and write them down. Then she got an ear infection. Rory was never sick until she was 2 years old so I can only guess she is bringing home germs from school and infecting her baby sister. Not cool, germy toddlers. Not cool.