A lot of people have told me that Abigail and I look the same. I always laugh and tell them it’s just because they haven’t met my husband yet. Abigail and her daddy are twins through and through. At a day old she looked just like him and today she still looks just like him. Jordan loves it! He always says she’s cute just like him. But not only does she look like him, I think she acts like him too.
Now Jordan would say I’m wrong and she is just like me, but it’s a tough decision I guess. She has a sense of humor just like Daddy. I’m more of a corny sort of gal myself, but my husband has his own brand of humor and I think Abigail gets it from him. She can make you laugh at the silliest little things and she knows she is funny. When she snores now she is so used to us laughing at her that she can’t get two snores out before laughing at herself. Jordan is also a very black and white, tell you how it is kind of person. Abigail is honest too. She’s starting to respond to yes and no questions, so if you ask her if she’s getting into things she will say yes. At least for now being honest is a good thing! We just put together her little red wagon that is made for two children. We let her sit in it by herself and we asked if she liked it. She signed yes. Then I asked if she wanted a friend to sit with her and she quickly signed no. We cracked up. Little sass wanted that wagon all to herself.
Abigail is and has always been a happy little girl. She rarely cried as a newborn and she always wears a smile on her face. Joy radiates about her. If you really want to make her smile just compliment her in any way. She is all girl and loves to be loved. She knows exactly what you mine when you say beautiful or pretty or cute. And she turns on that charm quick. She is a little flirt and has the head tilt to go with it. She has always liked guys more than woman. Daddy will have to watch this one!
Abigail is also smart and she catches on so quickly. I usually only have to show her how to do something once or twice before she can do it herself. Just this week I have introduced some new signs and she already is using them! She learned how to say, “shh!” with one showing. She has no troubles exploring on her own, and she will often find things we had no idea were even lying around. I guess you could say she is becoming a typical little toddler – showing her some sass and putting everything in her mouth. That girl knows what she wants and she is determined to get it or tell you she does not want what you are offering.
She is awful adventurous too! She loves to be tossed and thrown and jiggled. She is not scared of much, and she is willing to try anything once. She wants to sit up so bad, but then when you pull her up she throws herself back and crashes to the floor and laughs and laughs. It quickly becomes a game for her. She will be our little thrill seeker for sure. That may be more me than her daddy on that one. Us girls are more of the rebels of the family.
Abigail’s personality is blooming! We knew she would always have a sweet joyful little side to her, but now we are seeing the stubbornness and sass coming out. We see her learning and developing into the little lady she is becoming. We see how much of a fighter she is. We see her independence and hunger for more. We see how precious sense of humor, and her awareness of those around her. We see that she is empathic and compassionate. We see that she loves people. She is full of so much personality and we love it!
When I was pregnant with Abigail I always dreamed about what she would look like and be like. I always imagined her with brown her and brown eyes (because who would believe that my blonde hair, blue-eyed husband would trump my dominant average genes?), but I never could pinpoint a personality on her. I am so glad she got a little bit of mine and Jordan’s good qualities. I pray she continues to love people and see their goodness like me. I pray she has wisdom like her daddy. I pray her joy never fades, and that her little spunk she has only continues. I know she will always be a fighter. She has to be. She has to be strong and brave and she has to want to do things. Her physical therapist says that is one thing she loves about Abigail – her want to is so prominent that it makes it easy to work with her. If she already has this much personality at two how much will she have later on? And she has never uttered one word! I can only imagine how it would be if she could talk. I guess we will continue to get to know this precious treasure God has given us as her little personality only continues to develop.