15 Month Update: Routine, Meals, Development

15 month update

So, technically Hadleigh is 16 months in a few days but I am just going to pretend she will stay 15 months forever.

You guys…I can’t believe I am giving you a 15 month update right now! I know it’s probably so annoying to constantly be reading and hearing this from other moms but holy smokes…time is FLYING.

As many of you know, Hadleigh is my first baby. Which means I am in constant panic and wonder if she is developing on track, what her schedule should be like, etc. I find these types of posts helpful, because it helps me realize there isn’t one type of way a child develops and grows. 

This post will include all of the fun stuff like her sassy personality and favorite foods. But it will also include the helpful stuff like her development, milestones and routine. So, I hope you enjoy this 15 month update of Miss Hadleigh Jean and find it useful😊

Related post: 10 Month Old Routine
15 month update

Growth

We just had her 15 month check-up last week. I predicted she was going to weigh 28 pounds, Brendan predicted 25 pounds…she is only 21 pounds!!

Her growth curve is pretty much the same as it has been. Her weight is in the 40th percentile, she is 30.5 inches long so her length is in the 30th percentile, and her head circumference is in the 80th.

My tiny, big headed little babe 😂

Meals

Oh the wonders of a toddler’s appetite. Everyday is kind of a guessing game with what she will like and hate. I am always trying new foods to give her, but her current favorites are:

  • Birds Eye veggie pasta – it is in the frozen section at your local grocery store. It is pasta that is made out of zucchini and lentils and it comes in a variety of different flavors. This has been our go-to dinner lately.
  • bananas
  • raisins + grapes
  • blueberries 
  • zesty ranch veggie sticks
  • avocados
  • hard boiled eggs
  • turkey pepperoni
  • sweet potatoes
  • chicken rice
  • macaroni salad
  • yogurt

She isn’t the biggest fan of meat still (we think it’s a texture thing), so we are currently trying to make sure she gets enough protein. We are also giving her vitamins daily.

She drinks about 8oz of almond milk per day. We are currently still weaning off the bottle. The girl loves her bottle. She drinks water out of a normal sippy-cup with a straw.

She is getting better at using utensils, but still loves to dump her food out of her bowl and onto the floor…

Routine

Our routine hasn’t changed too much since I did my last routine post when she was 10 months. The main difference now is that I have started taking her to an hourly daycare center on Monday’s and Wednesdays so she can get more socialization. And I can get a break!

Our routine is as follows:
  • 6:30am: wakes up, eats breakfast with dad
  • 7:00am: reads books with me
  • 7:30am: independent play
  • 9:00am: morning nap
  • 9:30am: drinks milk while watching educational TV program
  • 10:00am: snack
  • 10:30am: daycare or errands with me, eats lunch at noon
  • 1:00pm: pick up from daycare, afternoon nap
  • 3:00pm: milk + snack
  • 3:30pm: play outside
  • 5:00pm: go for walk around neighborhood in stroller
  • 5:30pm: dinner
  • 6:00pm: bath
  • 6:30pm: book + bed with dad

Sleep

We are so blessed with a great nighttime sleeper. She goes to bed at 6:30, normally without a fuss, and wakes up at 6:00am. So, roughly 11-12 hours of sleep per night.

Her naps are a little more unpredictable. We were planning on weaning her from her morning nap, but she is such a hot mess without it! Even though it only lasts about 30 minutes, it makes a huge difference in her behavior.

Her afternoon naps are longer, usually 1-2 hours.

Speech + development/accomplishments

I was worried because Hadleigh doesn’t say too many words right now. But, the doctor reassured me she is on track. She can say about 5-10 words.

There is a really good speech development chart I found which you can access here.

She is very good at understanding what we say. She also recognizes almost every animal, body part and can point to several objects when prompted. 

Hadleigh is currently obsessed with sitting in chairs and climbing on top of EVERYTHING. She is also learning to love chores like putting cat food in their bowls and wiping the floor with a paper towel 😂

Personality

Hadleigh is quite the little spitfire. She is extremely impatient (wonder who she gets that from…), is stubborn and knows exactly what she wants, when she wants it. She 100 percent fits the Taurus profile. 

With that said, she is also the sweetest little baby. She not only gives kisses to us, but to kids she just meets, her teddy bears and her books. She is very sensitive and does not like getting in trouble or scorned at. 

The kid is also hilarious. She makes the funniest babble sounds, laughs at her own sneezes and cracks up when her “ki-cats” play together. We are loving getting to know her as she grows into a little girl.

Play + toys

Her current favorite past times include reading books (literally obsessed), doing puzzles, pushing her grocery cart and buggy around, writing with chalk on the deck, playing with sand/rocks and throwing her ball. 

I linked all of our current toddler favorites below!

Related post: 6-12 month baby favorites

 

Time is seriously flying by with this girl. It feels like yesterday I had just given birth to her. We are so excited to continue watching her grow. We feel like the luckiest parents in the world. I hope you enjoyed this 15 month update! 

How old are you babies right now? What’s your favorite part of this stage?

 

SHOP TODDLER FAVORITES

 

15 month update

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12 Comments

  1. August 28, 2019 / 1:20 pm

    My oh goodness! This little sweetheart is giving me baby fever! I miss this age so much! they really do grow waaay too fast! Looks like she’s eating well too! Did you opt for baby led weaning?
    Lots of love to you all! such a beautiful family

    • laurashelighblog
      Author
      August 29, 2019 / 7:31 am

      Thank you! She is!! We are blessed πŸ™‚

  2. Lorena | www.lorenaylennox.com
    August 29, 2019 / 1:56 pm

    Great routine for a 15-month-old. Isn’t she just the cutest little thing!

    • laurashelighblog
      Author
      August 29, 2019 / 8:08 pm

      It isn’t perfect everyday but we try our best πŸ™‚ and thank you!

  3. Trish
    August 29, 2019 / 7:40 pm

    She is just the sweetest! I miss when my kiddos were that little! I wish I started blogging when they were little too to keep up with their milestones

    • laurashelighblog
      Author
      August 29, 2019 / 8:09 pm

      yes it has been a blessing to record everything on here! I keep up with this more than the baby book for sure πŸ™‚

  4. August 30, 2019 / 2:46 am

    Definitely don’t stress about development. There is a huge range of normal! She’s perfect πŸ™‚

    • laurashelighblog
      Author
      August 30, 2019 / 8:30 am

      Thank you so much! Yes I am trying not to stress πŸ™‚

  5. September 1, 2019 / 4:39 am

    Oh how sweet is she?! And congrats on having a great sleeper! It took some some before my kiddos got there and whew was that a tough journey.

  6. September 1, 2019 / 6:46 pm

    I love that you do this. What a great way to look back on how much she has grown!

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