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Butler Babies are 3 Months


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

It's that time again...3 month baby update. Can you believe my babies are 3 months already (just a few days over as I can't seem to get their post up on time)? Where has the time gone?

nicknames: Avery: Avery Girl, Avey, Turkette  Sutton: Sutton Muffin, Suttey, Turkette , Little Miss

weight: Well the last time the girls were weighed was March 26th and Avery weighed 8 pounds 6 oz and Sutton weighed 8 pounds.  And the girls are gaining at a steady half ounce to ounce per day, so I am guessing Avery is closer to 9 pounds and Sutton is closer to 8 1/2 pounds. Finally bigger than newborn size! That means we can start wearing the 0 to 3 month size, which means a bigger variety of clothes. You may notice in the pictures ahead that Sutton is in the same pants as her 2 month photos. Fashion Fail on my part. Oh well.

sleep: The girls are doing better and better by the day. We put them down sometime between 8:30 and 9 pm and they sleep until their 11:30 pm feeding. Then they sleep again until their 5 am feeding. Hopefully we can kick the 11:30 pm feeding if they can start handling more mils per day time feedings. Fingers crossed. I hope to have that 11:30 pm feeding gone by the time I go back to work in 3 weeks. Any suggestions on how to get them ready?


eats: The girls love their milk and love it every 3 hours during the day.  Don't mess with their schedule otherwise you will have screaming babies.  The girls are currently eating 85 to 90 mils per feeding and chowing it down fast. We hope to move up to 90 to 95 mils soon. The girls act like they still are hungry, but we are battling a bit of spit up after some daytime feedings. Is this normal? It is only minor amounts. Are we safe to up them a bit?

loves: They love their new Wubba Nubs. And so does mommy and daddy. They keep their pacis in better now since we can prop them in and put the animal in the blanket to help. They love their milk, cuddling, smiling, hands, sitting up, mommy and daddy, their carseats and going out (to dinner, shopping, whatever it is they love being on the move).

dislikes: I would say bath time is still a love hate because one bath they love it and the next they cry some of it.  They also hate being naked, diaper changes, when mommy leaves their sight and when they lose their pacis.

My girls have changed so much in such a short time. It seems like one day they were just learning to smile and now they smile all the time. They have also found their hands and love putting them in their mouths and grabbing everything in sight including mommy's hair, necklaces, toys, their pacis, blankets, etc. The girls have started cooing and talking thanks to mommy's crazy sounds she makes at them. Whatever it takes to get them to talk, right?

The girls are gaining so much neck strength that it is hard to keep their heads down for burping sessions. They would rather look around at everything. The good news is, they are almost rolling over. It is so much fun to see the changes from week to week. I am going to miss it when they go to daycare. I hate the thought of not being with the girls all day, everyday, but this will be good for all of us (or at least I keep telling myself this).

Advice on how to transition from home life to daycare life?
3 month picture outtakes

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