Garrett is now 15 months old! Time with him is flying! He seems like such a baby to me still. Possibly because he's always around his 4 year old brother. Even as a 2 year old, he'll always seem like the baby I suppose. Garrett turned 15 months on January 27, 2016 while we were at Disney World.
Here's all the things going on with G-Money at 15 months:
Garrett has moved up to size 4 diapers. He can still wear a 3 if he has to, but 4 is just so much better fitting.
I haven't officially gotten Garrett sized, but he is wearing two pairs of shoes right now and they both seem to fit. They are 4.5W and 5W.
Bless this child for letting his big brother do all kinds of things to him!!!
Garrett still wears 12 month clothes. We haven't moved up to 18 months just yet. Very few of the items he wears are 18 months, but they are some crazy brand that runs super small so he's wearing 18 months in that. I use all my clothing judgments off of the Carter's brand because it's what my kids wear the most.
He drinks from a sippy cup extremely well now and has even showed interested in cups with straws. I've let him try this a few times but he hasn't mastered the "sucking" part of using a straw just yet. He loves to hold his own utensils, but definitely not anywhere near to feeding himself with them just yet. The past few months Garrett has shown some slight preferences. I've noticed that he isn't a fan of many fruits other than blueberries and bananas. He doesn't like the texture of things like strawberries, peaches and oranges. I'm not giving up though and hopefully he'll hop on board soon. He also doesn't always want his vegetables. He loves the vegetable pouches, just not always the real stuff. But he does eat his veggies sometimes, so I think it's just a texture thing again. Something he will hopefully grow out of soon.
Unlike his big bro, he loves bread. Things he typically eats are peanut butter sandwiches, cheese quesadillas, turkey meat, string cheese, yogurt, lots of those Gerber Graduate meals, Spaghetti O's, applesauce, various pouches, corn, green beans, ham, etc. I could probably go on with this list for a while. He really is a good eater!
With the 15 month mark came a tough illness. Garrett wasn't acting himself and was coughing a lot and Justin and I were determined he had croup again. I made an appointment with his pediatrician and we went in. I tried to take his temp several times at home but he wouldn't hold still long enough for it to read properly. At the doc, the nurse took his temp under his arm and it was 101. I argued. I knew it was more than that. So when the doc came in I asked that they retake his temp because I know it was higher than 101. So a different nurse came in and did it rectally. It was 103.4. A momma knows when something with her baby ain't right and just by touching his skin I knew it wasn't simply 101. The doctor tried to listen to his heart and became concerned by his breathing. He was breathing roughly 60 times a minute which is bad for this age. He wanted to run some tests so we had to wait around for a while. After the 2 hour appointment (let me tell you how super fun it is to keep a 15 month old sick baby entertained for 2 hours) it was determined that he had a double ear infection and RSV that had already turned into bronchiolitis. My poor baby!!! They gave him motrin right then to bring down his temp. The doc said not to worry about the breathing treatments just yet because he really thought that the high number of breaths was due to the fever so he wanted to see if they were still that high after the fever broke. The next day the fever broke and his breathing stayed between 30-30 breaths per minute which was ok. It has taken Garrett FOREVER to get over this sickness. He is still not eating well and is still super clingy and whiny. Not a bad whiny as in crying every single minute, but just a pitiful whiny. Sitting in my lap watching tv and just whining. I'm hoping he will begin to turn a corner soon. It's been a week and I've seen slow improvement but not enough. I need him to eat more to get strong again! I'm hoping he will go back to school this week. There's no medical reason for him to not be in school anymore, but I'm still worried about him going. I will likely take him and just tell them to call me if he gets too uncomfortable and I will come get him. Praying he will be fine though and I won't have to do that!
Garrett does all kinds of things during his waketimes. In the new house, we spend time playing with several toys downstairs, then we play with different toys in the playroom upstairs, then if it's pretty outside we'll go out and play in the driveway. We haven't done a golf cart ride yet in the new neighborhood because it's still cold. I'm already seeing it warm up though so maybe we can do that soon. Garrett loves playing with Carter and prefers the exact thing Carter prefers, cars. They both play with cars together and I love seeing it! He also loves to stack things like blocks. His teacher says that he does this a lot at school too. He loves to be read to. Over the past month he has begun pointing to things a ton as well.
Garrett still doesn't really talk much. I was concerned about this because at this age Carter was basically talking small sentences. Doc reassured me of two things. 1) Carter was advanced. He did things well before the average age. And 2) siblings usually talk much later than their older counterparts because they just let big brother or sister talk for them. And with a brother as talkative as Carter, doc wasn't worried about Garrett not consistently talking. Garrett has said a ton of words, he just doesn't say them all the time. He's definitely the observer whereas Carter is the talker. We are working on body parts and Garrett has shown us his head, tummy and ear before. But he just doesn't do it every time you ask. He hates performing. Justin and I can tell he understands pretty much everything he sees and hears, he's just choosing to not show us that he understands it right that minute. He plays with cars just like Carter does. He puts them in their exact position on the Hot Wheels tracks and pushes them with his fingers down the tracks. And he loves to stack things like blocks and boxes. These types of tasks show that he is very much thinking and processing and copying the things he sees which are all signs of good development.
Couldn't write this post and not put in this fantastic picture!!! Garrett was NOT a fan of Santa!!