As of yesterday, Bo and Revi are nine months old, three-quarters of a year, one and a half if you combine them. They slept through the night last night AND the night before. And the night before that and the night before that which is a world record in our house and as I type this I have Guinness holding on the other line.
So this morning, for the fourth day in a row, I woke to the sound of two baby voices babbling at each other from across their room, Bo with high squeels, Revi with her signature rasp. And then they saw me Bo clapped and Revi got so excited she fell down and hit her head and cried.
(But only for a minute.)
Both girls have all but weaned in the last week. They're taking three bottles a day, in the morning, before their afternoon "naps" and then once more before bed, but other than that they're100% on board with solids. And screw purees. These chicks want textured things to smash all over their faces, highchairs (and occasionally) put in their mouths.
Revi's hair continues to be awesome, doing things I didn't even know were possible. Do you remember the "bop chop" that was popular in the late 90's? Revi's totally bringing it back.
Meanwhile, Bo's hair is getting curly. Hal (when he had it) and my hair are pretty straight and Revi, Archer and Fable have zero wave to their hair. But Bo's going FULL ON different-from-everybody-else and it's awesome.
Revi is going through serious stranger anxiety right now. She is suspicious of all new sounds and sights and if she hasn't seen you at least a dozen times, she will at once become hysterical if you so much as acknowledge her. So in most public places I carry her around with a blanket over her head to keep her anxiety at bay. Kind of like those early months with Bo. Exactly like those early months with Bo.
It's funny, reading back on the previous monthly posts. I thought I knew Rev in the beginning. I thought I had her all sorted out. I don't. I don't have either of them anything. They keep swapping personalities. And for all their distinct differences there's something inexplicable about twins, a sort of symmetrical chaos. They're like two different cars changing lanes at the same time. And suddenly you're like, "That's Bo screaming, right? No. It's Revi. Bo's over there laughing at the wall with Revi's voice." AHHHH I'm so confused this is awesome.
Keep growing. But not too fast.
About a month ago I filmed the girls with the intention of editing and posting it weeks ago and I never got around to it. Because. I didn't. So I'm posting it here, today, even though, it might as well be footage from another lifetime. Revi is barely sitting up and Bo is doing her "seal" crawl. In less than a month, the girls have turned toddler. And, I know I say it all too often, but at this age every moment is ten years. You turn on a camera to film them flopping around and by the time you turn the thing off, they're standing up.
Anyway. Here's Bo and Revi circa four weeks ago (warning: the video is totally long and the vocals are really loud and you might want to turn down the volume a lot):
And here are Bo and Revi yesterday:
...And then they slept through the night forevermore. The end.