Friday, May 29, 2015

Butler Babies are 5 Months!

So even though it is Friday and I usually post my five "things", today will be different because my sweet baby girls are 5 months. Wow! I still can't believe it.

I am still linking up today with my favorite gals.

So let's get down to business.

nicknames: Avery: Avery Girl, Avey, Bunny, Chunky Monkey  Sutton: Sutton Muffin, Sutte, Bear Cub, Little Miss

weight: We haven't weighed the girls in a few weeks, but at their 4 month check up they were: Avery 10 lbs 3 oz and Sutton 9 lbs 10 oz. I believe Miss Sutton has been going through a growth spurt, so they are probably at 11 and 10 1/2 lbs or maybe even bigger. Their legs are getting chunky and Avery has the biggest, cutest cheeks.

sleep: They are doing pretty well in this category. They sleep from 9 pm to 5:20 am ish (so around 8 plus hours a night). They sleep in their cribs the entire night. Currently, they still sleep in their Halo Sleep Sacks, but it is getting too hot, so they won't be using those anymore (starting tonight) unless we go somewhere that it is colder (like maybe at Graeagle is they aren't rolling machines by then).

eats: The girls keep on adding more and more to their feedings. We were having some issues this last month with crankiness around the 2 hour mark, but we upped their mls and they have been a lot better. Currently they are both eating 140 mls each feeding, 6 times a day. So they are getting 28 ounces per day, per baby. I can barely keep up with them. I hope to pump for at least another month and then maybe start weaning over the next month. We will see. I might stretch it out longer and start weaning just before 7 months. It is so hard because one day I want to be done pumping and the next I say I want to go longer. Formula is expensive and we can only get so much for free (from the pediatrician).
loves: Sutton: She loves her Wubba Nub, the Kick N Play, bumbo time, starting to like tummy time, sitting up at ALL TIMES, chewing on her hands, chewing on blankets, drooling, eating, smiling, grabbing mommy's hair or necklaces and laughing at her sister. Sutton rolled over this month for her first time on May 14th. She rolled from her stomach to her back while laying in her crib during her sisters diaper change. She hasn't done it since then, but she tries all the time. She is so close to doing it all the time. She also loves to scoot herself off the boppy. Not sure how much longer we can use it. She has also taken a liking to grabbing plates and things to try to pull them off the table (when she sits in my lap during dinner).

Avery: She also loves her Wubba Nub. But she is also liking her hands more and more. She likes to grab things and put them in her mouth. Mommy and daddy have to watch her more now. Avery loves the Kick N Play. She thinks it is the best thing ever. She has also taken a big liking to her jumper. She can finally move herself enough that it moves. And she can almost touch the ground (about an inch away). Avery also loves drooling, smiling, eating, pulling mommy's hair and holding her sisters hand. Avery seems like she is going to be so athletic. She is very strong. She also scoots off the boppy and tries to scoot everywhere. Avery has really taken a liking to tummy time this month.

Both babies are gaining so much strength in their necks, heads and back. They are on the move and mommy and daddy have to keep an eye on them at all times. They both love their nightly lotion massages that mommy gives them. They smile and coo the entire time.

dislikes: Bath time has still been one of their least favorite things. One baby is usually happy in the bath and the other hates it. Oh well. Maybe next month when they can sit in the bath they will like it more. The girls also hate when mommy or daddy leaves the room. They will cry until they can see us again. Also Sutton loves to be held and look out at everything. So when you hold her, she must be sitting on your lap or in your arms being held outwards.

clothing size: The girls are in 0 to 3 month, but mostly 3 month clothing.

diaper size: People, we moved up to size 2 diapers. The girls are getting so big! (and we may have had way too many blowouts in their size 1).