As Norah's personality emerges more and more every day, I am struck by how much like BVZ she is. Now, don't get me wrong, she's got a lot of me in there too (babbles constantly, hates hot weather, loves the bathtub, etc.), but she is most definitely her father's daughter. Some examples:
--They have very similar temperaments. Both are really very mellow and easy going, unless they get over tired. Then, all bets are off.
--They both are easily overstimulated in new environments. For Norah, this includes birthday parties with a lot of new people. For BVZ, this includes the grocery store.
--They both get the hiccups after eating spicy food.
--They both need their tummies rubbed when they have gas.
--They both have inordinate amounts of gas.
--They both love watching football on TV and nothing can tear them away from it. A giant boob walking in the room wouldn't phase either one of them.
--They both crack themselves up. Many times I have caught them both laughing to themselves about nothing in particular.
--They both startle really easily and scream like little girls when scared.
--They both hate going to Target.
--They both have a serious bald spot. I am starting to be a bit concerned about Norah's, as it isn't even on the side of her head she sleeps on! Last week when we went to her doctor's appointment there were two old ladies sitting at the information desk giving people directions and other unsolicited advice (think, the theater critics from The Muppets). As we walked by one of them said, 'Oh, look at that adorable baby, she has a bald spot!' And the other lady said, 'Just like her daddy.' I kid you not.
I am sure in the next weeks and months this list will be a mile long.