Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Butler Twins at 12 Months!

So I am a little behind on the girls' 12 month update, but only because I wanted to have all their new stats.

Well the girls are officially ONE years old, and this last year flew by. It feels like yesterday we were in the hospital delivering the girls and trying to figure out what our life would be like for the next year. It was better than I ever imagined it would be.

The girls have changed so much and are now toddlers (gulp). How can that even be?

12 Month Update...
nicknames: Avery: Avery Girl, Avey, Bunny, Avery Madison  Sutton: Sutton Muffin, Sutte, Bear Cub, Sutton Kira

weight: Sutton AND Avery now weigh 19 1/2 pounds. Sutton finally caught up to her sister after being half a pound smaller most of her life thus far. That puts the girls in the 50th % for weight.

Sutton is 29 1/2 inches long (70th %) and 47.4 cm head circumference (95th %). Avery is 29 3/8 inches long (~65th %) and 47.6 cm head circumference (98th %).

Sutton has grown 12 1/4 inches in length and gained 16 pounds 9 oz. Avery has grown 11 7/8 inches in length and gained 16 pounds.
sleep: Sleep has been better this month with the girls only waking up once or twice. They did have a few days in there that they had a growth spurt which caused them to wake up more, but this month we have had better sleep. And they are getting better with their naps. Longer naps!

eats: The girls are trying new foods everyday. They have had so much people food this month. They finally have 6 teeth each which means they can chew food so much better. They love their cherrios, yogurt, cheese, bread, chicken, tortillas, eggs, etc. Sutton will try anything you give her. Avery takes a few minutes to try something, but she usually loves it after. The girls were drinking about 27 ounces of formula plus yogurt, a puree and cheerios and what was on our plates. The girls started whole milk at 12 months!
loves: Sutton: Sutton loves to crawl around everywhere. She is super fast at crawling. She loves to babble, say mama, mom and dada ALL the time. She loves to give the biggest and strongest hugs. She is also a fan of open mouth kisses and slobbering on you. She loves to play with blocks. She loves toppling them over and putting them into things. Sutton also loves her stuffed animals. Sutton loves food. Especially yogurt and Cheerios. Sutton loves to sit up in her crib, pull herself up on everything and pretend everything is a drum. Sutton loves Patty Cake, Peek-a-Boo, and If You're Happy and You
 Know It.
Avery: Avery loves crawling around and following her sister everywhere. Avery loves to cuddle and give hugs. She is also a lover of kisses, pretending she is being eaten and screaming. Avery loves to talk all the time. She will babble, but also say mama, dada, baba and ya. Avery has learned to clap and claps at everything. She sits up in bed every morning, so when we go in to get her, she is already up. She has been pulling herself up on all the furniture at home and daycare. Avery loves playing with her toys and smashing cupcakes. Avery also loves Patty Cake, Peek-a-Boo, and If You're Happy and You Know It. She loves when you sing to her.

dislikes: Teething, being sick, when mommy and daddy leave the room, missing nap time and being hungry.

clothing size: The girls are wearing 12 month clothing (and a few 18 month).

diaper size: Size 3.
Baby girls, mommy and daddy can't believe you are ONE! Thank you for choosing us to be your parents, being the sweetest babies EVER and such a joy! Mommy and daddy love you both so much. We can't wait to see what the next year holds!

This month we celebrated your first Christmas, your first birthday, said goodbye to Nick and Nathalie, played in the snow, met Santa, went to a Nevada basketball game, hung out with family and went to Christmas parties.

You two are the light of our lives! Love Mommy and Daddy!


  1. I can't remember what age your girls started crawling. Jarrad is freaking out bc neither of mine are yet. We have an army crawler (Greyson) and a fish-out-of-water (Fynnlee) but no real movement. I know it'll happen eventually but I always compare them to other babies! I need to stop that.

    Happy Birthday Sutton and Avery! Thanks for sharing your first year with us!

    1. Rory freaks out sometimes when he sees our friends baby walking at 11 months and our girls aren't. Well she was a full term baby, is at home with her mommy all day and developed differently. I have to remind him of that. I do fall victim of it too though. It is hard not to, but they will grow at their own pace.

      Sutton was crawling around 10 1/2 months and Avery did an army scoot crawl a week later, but didn't really start crawling (traditionally) until 11 or so months. And our pediatrician was totally fine with that (since they were 9 and 9 1/2 months adjusted). They did do an army crawl/scoot for awhile before that. I think Grey and Fynn are right on track. How early were they?

      Thanks for the birthday wishes!

  2. I can't believe they are a year already! So fun! They've gotten so big.

    1. Thank you. Crazy how fast it goes by. But so much fun. I may even want to do it again (sans twins, a singleton sounds good next time around).

  3. Such sweet pictures! I love the open mouth kisses too. Ben does the same thing and my husband and I crack up every time he does it. I can't believe they are one. Congrats to you parents for getting them through their first year and doing a great job as parents :)

  4. Yay!!! They are so awesome! Look and them being toddlers. They weigh more than Emmy. Abe was only 19.2 pounds at her appointment. She's starting to thin out with all the crawling and walking she's doing. They have so many of the same likes. Dislikes and doing the same as Emmy. Our sweet girls!

    1. That is what my pediatrician said too. The girls were still in the 50% for weight, but they will thin out more with crawling and moving around. We have been working on walking a lot lately. Going to be crazy trying to watch two walkers though. Haha.