15 Months with Brooks

For a look back at previous Brooks updates, check out the baby page!

Newborn / One Month / Two Months / Three Months / Four Months  / Five Months / Six Months / Seven Months / Eight Months / Nine Months / Ten Months / Eleven Months / Twelve Months / Fourteen Months

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Growth – The scale says little man is 23 pounds, give or take a few, BUT I swear he is at LEAST 50! He is solid and so heavy to carry around these days! He’s pretty much growing out of all of his 12 month clothes, but for the most part everything 18 months seems so big on him, especially the pants. I can tell he’s grown taller when he wears his older bottoms, but all his new ones are dragging on the floor – he’s in a weird, in between size phase. Can’t wait to get his official stats at his 15 months doctors appointment next week!grass

Nursing  – We stopped nursing at 13 months! For more of an update & my recap check out my On Stopping Nursing post!

Baby Led Weaning – Our BLW update this month is still sort of all over the place. Brooks loves to eat, carbs especially. He could eat carbs all day every day, quite literally non-stop. He loves crackers, bread, french fries, tater tots {who doesn’t?}, pasta – if it’s a carb, he will eat it. He also loves cheese, eggs, yogurt and milk – little man loves his dairy too. Fruits and veggies on the other hand are much harder to get him to eat in their solid form. He has no problem sucking down a fruit or veggie pouch but won’t touch a strawberry or banana cut up & placed in front of him. When he first started “eating” last summer he loved gnawing on corn on the cob – I got some for him the other day and he wouldn’t touch it. I’m hoping he will slowly come around to all the fresh seasonal fruits and veggies this summer! Any tips?

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Teething – This was a big month for teething because B had 4 molars come in. Luckily he didn’t seem to be too bothered by them except for the occasional extra drooling and the gnawing on his thumb or anything he can put into his mouth. Thank GOODNESS it didn’t affect his sleeping {knock on wood!} As of now he has his 2 top teeth & 4 on the bottom front and 4 more popping through in the back sides.

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Sleeping – I’m so happy to report that sleep has still been amazing. Little man goes down each night without a fight between 6:45 – 7:15pm, depending on how much he naps during the day. We read him a story, he has some milk & then he flops over in his crib. He wakes up, happy as a clam around 12 hours later and is happy to entertain himself in his crib for a while, which allows me time to get myself together a bit before grabbing him. Being pregnant, I’ve been really needing my sleep too, so him sleeping for such a great stretch has been amazing for me. Crossing my fingers it continues.

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Naps – Naps are still a little all over the place, but because however long or short Brooks naps during the day, it doesn’t seem to affect his sleeping at night, I really don’t worry too much about them. If we are home in the morning, he usually goes down for a morning nap between 9-10am – this usually lasts for 1-1.5 hours. If we are home in the afternoon he will go down again around 1-2pm for another 1-1.5 hours. He gets the most & best sleep in his crib. If we are out in the morning or in the afternoon, I try to get him to take one longer nap around lunch but sometimes this only lasts for an hour or so. And there have been other days where we have just been out and about in the car & he get’s a cat nap in the carseat. Even when he only gets a 20 minute nap, as long as I keep him busy & entertained he’s usually good to go – on days where he doesn’t nap so much we put him to bed by 6:45pm and he is usually ready for it. For a while I used to stress about naps but I’ve realized that for now, his nap schedule doesn’t affect his sleep schedule – so while some days I’d like a little extra break {or a nap myself} as long as he’s giving me the long break at night, I’m good to go.

budzJackson & Brooks – I gave a little update on Jackson + Brooks the other day but I’ll fill you in that these two little troublemakers are doing great. Brooks finds Jackson HILARIOUS! Especially when Brooks feeds Jackson food out of his hands, which Jackson takes willingly. B loves to pet Jackson and follows him around all day – he just think the dog is the best thing ever.

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Sign Language – We haven’t learned any new sign language this month but we are still really into – more, please, thank you and all done. All four of those words he uses all the time, consistently. He also blows kisses and waves. What should I teach him next?

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Words – Little man is a sponge. He loves to learn new words and will try his darnedest to repeat what you ask him to say. A few of his favorite words include: dada, Jacks {for Jackson}, hi, bye, balloon, bubbles, wawa {for water}, dog, car, truck, shoe, please, more, thank you {sort of muffled}..I could go on. He literally will repeat sounds as best he can for you, its so funny! When he’s home and its just the two of us, he will be babbling all day. When we are out & about he’s more shy but he does enjoy greeting shoppers from the cart with a “hi” and a wave when we are running errands.

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Loves – I seriously think this is my favorite age. Brooks is mobile, he can sort of communicate and he’s just so happy. I honestly wouldn’t mind if he would stay this age for a while – he’s so sweet and cuddly and loving. He loves to play and everything is new, fun and exciting to him.

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Loves {cont’d} – Also little man loves to CLIMB! He loves to be on the move, gets into everything and he has no fear. It’s going to be lots of trouble for me but it’s fun and cute to watch. His new thing is pushing the high chair somewhere in the kitchen and climbing up into it. Brooks also enjoys sticking his tongue out which I find adorable and silly but it might not be the best habit to encourage. Oops.

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Highlights – This month we’ve had lots of visits with friends, which Brooks loves. Most of his buds are older than him but now that he can walk, he can hang a bit more with the older ones. We saw the Cherry Blossoms in DC and went to our first Phillies game of the season too! It’s so much more fun these days now that the weather has warmed up a bit. We both love to be outside and there are so many more fun adventures for little man, outside in the parks. We also can’t wait to hit up the zoo again soon!

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Here are a few more of our favorite photos from the past month:

readsphamily nest walk burger neighbs friends future us sold dunk green juice tunnel readingpenguinson the run

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What’s your little one currently up to?

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5 Comments

  • Reply Katie D April 28, 2015 at 9:25 am

    My lil lady is almost 10 months and so fun! She hates most solids and baby food but thank god for cheerios! She loves to play and her favorite toys are her stuffed animal set that make noise and her Fisher Price remote control.

  • Reply Kiersten T April 28, 2015 at 10:09 am

    For the love of all that is holy! The climbing is THE WORST. My almost 20 month old girls love to push my buttons and I catch them on top of the coffee table, couch and dining room chairs.

  • Reply Marisol April 28, 2015 at 10:28 am

    We have had mealtime battles with our 14 month old for a few days. I think we had a breakthrough last night. He didn’t want to eat off his highchair tray but he did eat off of a little plate. He’s not the great eater that he used to be and we go to pouches more often. He also gets upset when I’m cooking in the kitchen and not hanging out with him. Even my hubby entertaining him is not enough. And he recently started saying his version of “bubbles.”

  • Reply Patty O April 29, 2015 at 6:35 am

    Brooks is at such an exciting age! I remember loving the times when my babies became mobile and vocal and so interactive! It’s the best! Brooks is loving life too!

  • Reply Krista April 29, 2015 at 10:28 am

    My almost 15-month-old has had food struggles, too. I try to give at least one food (mostly veggies) that she doesn’t love every day. I’ve heard it can take up to 20 times of introducing something before they’ll eat it. We recently had a break-through with zucchini, so I’m going to keep trying! Also, when my son was this age, I found “help” to be a good sign to introduce.

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