Garrett’s 18th Month

It’s hard to believe our little man has gone from this…


To this…


In what feels like the blink of an eye.

He turned 18 months on December 24th


4 days after he became a big brother,


which is why this post is 3 weeks late.

But without further adieu, here’s what he’s been up to


  • Height: 34.5 inches (97%)
  • Weight: 28lbs (89%)
  • Head Circumference: 19 inches (73%)
  • Teeth: 12 going on 16 ; all 4 of his canines have broken through his gums so he has pointy white tips that are visible
  • Size 4 diapers
  • Size 2T shirts and 18-24 month pants
  • Size 8 shoe


A day in the life:

  • Wakes between 6:30 and 7:30
  • Daddy feeds him breakfast around 8 and gets him dressed while Mommy feeds Davis
  • School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 ish to around 1
  • MWF we’ve been home lately, but as soon as I get the go ahead from the Dr. we are going to venture out to the gym again and fill our mornings as best we can with a newborn in tow
  • Lunch around noon
  • Nap anytime between 12:30-3:30, usually naps about 2 or 2.5 hours
  • Snack and play time after he wakes up
  • Dinner between 5-5:30
  • After dinner playtime with Daddy and Mommy both!
  • Bath
  • Bedtime is 7:30


What he’s Eating:

  • Unfortunately, he’s still riding the picky eater train
  • He likes cheese, pancakes, oatmeal, cereal bars, just about all fruits, peas, corn and black beans, mac n cheese (only the Kraft brand)
  • Sometimes he’ll eat turkey deli meat, or a chicken quesadilla, loves spaghetti (as long as it’s actual spaghetti or angel hair pasta)
  • Would live on fruit/veggie pouches and milk if we’d let him!

Things he Loves:

  • Pushing whatever toys he can all around the house
  • His sorting/stacking toys
  • Knocking things down
  • Reading books


  • Playing peek a boo with his brother


  • His Doggies
  • Tupperware
  • Playing in the water or outside



  • Dancing
  • If you say “beep, beep, beep” (like a truck or bus does in reverse) he’ll stop what he’s doing and “back it up” (walk backwards)
  • Jumping
  • Running
  • Closing his eyes and mouth in preparation to get his face wiped after he eats
  • Sticking out his tongue


What He’s Saying:

  • Lot of baas, daas, gaas, gogs, and any multi-sylabic combination of the previous
  • Not really formulating many coherent words yet, but he sure knows what he’s saying
  • He points at and says things that we can sometimes make out, but I really can’t wait for him to start talking fluently

And one more thing:

  • He’s the best, cutest, silliest, most handsome, and greatest 18+ month old I know!


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