Baby Girls are 6 Months!


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Yesterday was my babies' half birthday's. I still can't believe they are 6 months old! And along with them turning 6 months, this momma has been providing them breast milk for 6 months. I made my first goal. I still plan to pump until they are almost 8 months old. That means the weaning process starts in about a month. Crazy!

Now let's get down to business.
nicknames: Avery: Avery Girl, Avey, Bunny, Chunky Monkey  Sutton: Sutton Muffin, Sutte, Bear Cub, Little Miss

weight: We weighed the girls on our own since we need to have an idea on their weights to give them Tylenol for their upcoming 6 month shots. This is just an estimate as we hold the babies, get on the scale, then weigh ourselves and take the difference between the two. So probably not that accurate, but it gives us a good idea. Sutton weighs approximately 12 pounds 6 ounces and Avery weighs approximately 12 pounds 12 ounces. Sutton is catching up!
 
sleep: We go back and forth on this one. The girls were sleeping so well. It was the best thing EVER. This momma and daddy were getting some much needed sleep and then Avery decided to start waking up every hour to every few hours when we were in Graeagle. She has been doing that ever since then (almost two weeks) and Sutton joined her this last weekend. Come one babies. I need my sleep too! Last night may have been a turning point as Avery slept the entire night through and Sutton woke up at 4 am and went right back to sleep. Fingers crossed we can get back on this schedule again!
eats: The girls are still champs in the eating category. They currently eat 150 - 150 mls per feeding, 6 times per day (30 or so ounces). And this month we are going to start introducing purees! Super excited about this. The girls watch us eat and mimic us, so we think it is as good of a time as any to start them. Plus we snuck them a taste of whipped cream from our pie in Graeagle and they loved it.
 
loves: Sutton: Baby girl still loves her Wubba Nub, but she has taken more of a liking to chewing/sucking on her hands. She constantly has her hands in her mouth. And we are finally seeing that her tooth is going to break through anytime now! Sutton also loves to sit whether it is on the ground with mommy's help (though she can sit up on her own for a few seconds at a time), in her bumbo or in the jumper, she wants to look around at everything all the time. Sutton is really starting to like tummy time (sometimes she gets tired more easily now that she has her helmet on). Sutton also has been grabbing everything in her sight. When you pick her up, she takes along her blanket, your clothes, her clothes, her Wubba Nub, taggie blanket, or anything she can pull up with her. Sutton also loves to smile, coo, blow raspberries, eat, hold her sisters hand, lotion massages, screaming and peek a boo time.

Avery: Avery Girl loves her Wubba Nub. But just like her sister, she has been chewing on her hands more often. And she really loves to grab her sisters hand, arm or face and hold or slap them. She constantly wants to be close to Sutton. She is definitely an explorer. She loves playing "I got your nose" and tries to grab mine as well. She is very talkative (baby babbles) and loves to squeal. Avery loves sitting up. She has even been sitting up on her own for a few seconds at a time. She loves the jumper, Kick N Play, bumbo time, tummy time, rolling over and looking over your shoulder. Along with Sutton, Avery loves to grab at everything. She will grab your shirt when you carry her around. She likes to take Sutton's Wubba Nub out of her mouth and bring it to herself. Avery also loves to smile, laugh, eat, touch her sister (annoy her and love her) and play peek a boo.
Proof that Avery can sit on her own!

dislikes: Bath time has always been the girls dislike. Again, one baby will like it and the other will hate it. It changes every time we bathe them. We did get a new bath that is like a bouncer and they seem to like that a bit more since they can splash. Once they can sit up on their own, they can bathe together and hopefully play more. The girls haven't liked their car seats that much this month, but we think they were outgrowing their infant inserts (baby girls are still petite). So we took those out and they have been doing better. I am not sure if they like or dislike their helmets. I think it is a love hate relationship. They don't mind them being on, but they hate when we have to put them on and take them off. They also sweat in them (hello stinky heads!), so I think they get bothered by them when it is really hot outside.

clothing size: The girls are in 3 month clothing. They are even wearing some 3 to 6 month clothing.

diaper size: Size 2!

1 comment:

  1. OMG they are sooo cute ^_^ and growing so fast!! 6 months already! Time sure does fly right?! I remember when we both just had our little ones ... Have a great 4th of July weekend!!!

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