I was reading an article about brain development stuff in the 9 month old recently, where it talks about how 9 month olds have a brain that is working on developmental stuff, a brain and body working on movement, and maybe some random shooting or throbbing gum and jaw pain in there, too... therefore making it kind of difficult to be a 9 month old, and to be the parent of a 9 month old as well.
I am particularly thankful for reading that article just to be exposed to the following sentence:
This is not the time to pretend you know what's going on or that you have it all under control.
This sentence makes me feel better. I will quit trying to figure it out now.