It seems like I blinked and another month has past in baby goat's life. It seems doubly quick since month 14's post got lost to the month of sickness what was March/April. It makes such a difference in his mood when he is well. He's always a pretty mellow and happy guy but he is just so much happier when he's healthy.
He's getting to be such a toddler these days, with strong opinions. We do have our fair share of back arching tantrums when forced to do something he doesn't want to do (or more likely leave something he DOES want to do), but thankfully for us he is ususally easily distracted by something else so they are short lived.
He is walking in full force now. While he still falls down he gets everywhere he needs to get quickly, and if you aren't watching he can get plenty of places he shouldn't be going too. He can't stand on his own yet, but he is getting closer to it. But he can be odd. Sometimes he is bouncing all over the place and other times he's content to sit with a pile of books flipping through the pages.
He is getting to be more communicative too. He claps and says "Yay!" when others clap. He says mama, dada, cat, elaine (daycare person), hi, but still resorts to "eh" and pointing for a lot of things. I keep meaning to borrow some sign language DVDs to practice that some more as he seems to pick those up quickly.
Just on Sunday we had a bit of a scary as we got all red around our mouth from our first try of hummus. The ER doc thought it was a contact allergy and not a real food reaction allergy but we are keeping an eye out anyway. My reasearch (aka asking smarter friends than me) puts the top suspects as seasame and/or citric acid. We'll just have to keep watching. (We did follow up with our ped who gave us some good info and things to watch for but who wasn't too worried.)
Which reminds me, in the month of illness too we had a strange rash while we were on amoxycillin which the urgent care doc and our ped disagree about whether it was caused by a reaction to the drug. Either way I'll avoid it for the forseeable future.
We have some travelling coming up in the next month and I wonder how it will go. You are no longer willing to nap for a 5 hr car drive with one stop so we may be finding creative ways to make the trips go. If you have tips I'd love to hear them. He is still rear facing and will be as long as I can keep him that way if that makes a difference.
It has been a challenging couple of months around here. We've all had illnesses that have put us under the weather and it seems like we are busier than ever but we are all happy. I wouldn't trade my little goat family for the world, even if I do covet the larger places, backyards and jogging strollers many of my friends have. We are just who we are meant to be right now and that is a beautiful thing.
Happy 15 months baby goat! I can't believe how quickly its gone!
We love you!
P.S. My camera cord is misbehaving so you only get the two photos today. Hopefully I can get it fixed soon.