Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Butler Babies are 7 Months!

Butler babies are 7 months old! Time is flying. Soon I will be planning their 1st birthday party. Oh wait, I already have a secret Pinterest board for that (sorry, not sorry).

So much has happened this last month with our baby girls. And they have grown like weeds.
 Avery and Sutton
nicknames: Avery: Avery Girl, Avey, Bunny, Chunky Monkey  Sutton: Sutton Muffin, Sutte, Bear Cub, Little Miss

weight: At the girls 6 month appointments Sutton weighed 13 pounds 4 ounces and Avery weighed 13 pounds 12 ounces. I am guessing Sutton is 14 pounds or more and Avery is closer to 15 pounds. I know they are growing because the progress they have made with their helmets suggests they have been going through some major growth spurts. Keep growing babies!

sleep: Again, we go back and forth on this one. Last month, Avery had her sleep regression and Sutton slept like a princess. And now Avery sleeps like a princess and Sutton wakes several times each night. And when I say wakes up, it is usually some crying, put the paci back in, rub her belly and we are good to go. Sometimes they don't even wake up, they just cry a little and are still asleep. So cute. But not so cute when mommy and daddy look ragged in the mornings. I had to up my game on concealer and foundation to cover my dark circles. Oh how I wish for a full nights rest again. Hopefully Sutton's sleep regression is almost over.

eats: Well we just changed their schedule once again. But this time it was due to adding some purees in. The girls have had two new items since rice cereal...sweet carrots and honeycrisp apples. Sutton loves to eat. She reaches for the spoon, waves her arms around and opens her mouth. She is an eater! Avery has gone back and forth on this which is surprising because she showed interest in food first. Avery will sometimes gag or refuse the spoon. But if I put the food on my finger, she will take it and even "chews". So we are doing a mix of finger and spoon. I hope to have the girls try avocado and sweet potatoes next.

And since we added in purees, the girls bottle feeds have changed. They now get 5 feedings per day wit 180 to 190 mls per bottle (30 to 31 1/2 ounces per day per baby). I am hoping they like this new schedule and we can even move to bottle feeds 4 times per day and add another puree feeding in there. The girls love to eat and love to eat at the exact moment they are ready, so let's hope this 3 1/2 hour time between feedings works for them. 
loves: Sutton: Baby girl loves her hands. She chews on her hands non-stop. And if her hands aren't in her mouth, her toes are. Baby girl loves her feet. She still loves her Wubba Nub so much that she steals her sister's from her all the time. Sutton loves rolling on her side to see her sister and grab toys. Speaking of toys, she passes her toys back and forth between her hands and loves everything soft and cuddly. Sutton loves to sit and watch everything around her. She can sit for a bit on her own, but still needs help with it (we are working on it daily). Sutton also loves to bring her legs under her when she is doing tummy time (I see a crawler in our near future). Sutton will scoot around when she is on her side or turn herself 180 degrees to see what is going on. Sutton still loves raspberries on her belly, touching mommy's face/clothes/tummy/arms. She is talking more and more everyday and lights up when we walk into the room. She has been going through a phase lately where she wants her mommy all the time. Sutton has loved bath time this last month. We bought a new holder for them in the tub and they love it. Now she can splash and see us. Total game changer. She is the sweetest baby.

Avery: Avery Girl loves to talk. She will squeal and babble all day long now. It is sweet to hear her little voice. She has been chewing on her hands, but also will chew on her sister's hands. Avery loves her sister so much. She always has to touch her or be near her. She just loves her big sister. Avery still loves her Wubba Nub. Avery loves to scoot around. She spends most of her time on the floor on her side. She can grab things easier that way and pester her sister that way too. Avery has been rolling from her back to her tummy lately, but sometimes her arm gets stuck and we have to move it. Avery has been big on toys lately. Especially ones with sound. Avery loves to sit up and has been working on doing it all by herself. She is so close to being able to do it for long periods of time. Avery loves being talked to and carried in the Ergo 360. She has also taken a liking to bath time. She will splash and play in the water and loves her head being washed. She is the sweetest baby girl. 

dislikes: The car seats are still ify at best. They don't mind them in the mornings, but don't care for them in the evenings. They also hate their helmets being taken off or put back on. Mostly when we put them back on, but when they are on, they don't bother them.

clothing size: They are wearing 3 to 6 month clothing and even a few 6 to 9 month items.

diaper size: Size 2, but may need to change to size 3 soon.

Baby girls, I can't believe you are 7 months already. You are the light of our lives and we couldn't love you more. You came into our lives early, but we have cherished these last 7 months. We love to soak in every inch of you and can't wait to see what your futures hold. We love you baby girls.

Love, Mommy and Daddy


  1. I can't believe that they are 7 months already, it has gone by so fast!

    1. Way too fast. It seems like yesterday that we were bringing them home from the NICU. And now they are just thriving and growing!!

  2. Oh my goodness...are they not the sweetest little girls! Twin girls has to be so much fun. And of course I'm sure terrifying at time too haha. I love reading about their little different personalities and how much they love each other!

    1. Twins are very fun, but definitely hard. I wouldn't change it for the world though. And thank you for your kind words.

  3. Love keeping up with those cuties! And inspires me to keep on jotting down all our milestones and stats as well :)

    1. It is hard to keep up with the girls, but I find if I do this, I have it for their baby books and anything else. I put lots of notes in my phone so I can remember date stuff.