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Leona 9 months

Our Leona is 9 months old! This is always a bittersweet time for me, when my baby has been out in the world longer than it grew in my body. It feels like a turning point--like the baby is their own person now, like we're less of one organism and more like 2 distinct people. Obviously that was true from the beginning, but this feels like a more definitive marker. It's also a time when the baby is getting more physically independent and less interested in breastfeeding, so we're less connected in some ways.

Leona at 9 months old is joyous, independent, and outspoken. She lights up when she sees something that makes her happy, and isn't afraid to holler when she feels a sense of injustice. 

Sleeping Patterns: Leona is a pretty good sleeper! Naps are a little spotty and irregular (classic third child!) but she seems to take 2-3 during the day, with a tiny nap around dinner time when she just can't stay awake. She goes to bed around 8:45 and sleeps until 6:30 or 7 (depe…

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