You sound like you have a very calm baby… my nine month old still wants to be held a lot. Won’t play with one wash cloth for long enough for me to fold a whole basket —will go for the piles! Etc.
My kid is anything except calm. Now as a toddler she literally bounces off the walls. The benefit is she didn't want to be held- she wanted to play near me. She totally raided the laundry basket- folded piles were put on the couch out of her reach and it was a race to fold it all before she dumped it all.