i, like most of you, use my blog for journaling...this next entry is just that, a journal entry for my babies because as they say if you don't write it down...you'll forget it...(it took me a week to finally get this done and i still have so many thoughts and traits of the babies...but there is only so much time in a day)
its hard to believe that you are already 1yrs old. i remember the day we found out we were pregnant with not just one baby, but too! thats right we would be parents to 2babies at the same time! your dad as witty and as fun as he is shouted for joy, i think his feet may have even left the ground when he jumped up! while i started to cry...because i was so worried that with 2babies it would be harder to get you here, and get you here safe. but you babies both proved me wrong and arrived in this world safe and sound! so here is what you have both brought into our lives in just the short time of 1yr. i love you girls so much everyone else hates you compared to how much i love you.
Dear Tenley Magnolia Mortensen;
i love your name. i always wanted to name a baby magnolia and call her maggie. but you don't seem like a maggie at all, you are our tenley, ten-0-lee, munchkin, squirt, stinker. its a different name, not so common, but a beautiful name that your dad and i didn't tell anyone until you were born because it was so special to us, so for a very long time we called you baby a! this past year has been so exciting for us! you have grown so much and have developed such a fun and cute personality. you laugh loud, you smile all the time, you love people, you think church is your personal socializing session. you take good care of your little sister...most of the time. you kiss me open mouthed on the lips and i love it! you love our jogs in the stroller, you love your bottle, not so much with the binky and you will eat anything that you see big people eat. you are a copy cat! you got your first teeth during thanksgiving....and i didn't even know you were teething until i saw 2white things in your mouth!! you are such a mellow baby. you have created your own language of gibber-gabber and its so fun watching you talk to yourself. you don't like being thrown in the air, it makes you so scared. you taught yourself how to sleep, and sleep through the night all on your own...you are very brave because you know your little sister sometimes needs more attention. you love to cuddle, and you love me, you could sit on my lap all day and be so content!! your favorite toy is the bee pillow grandma and grandpa mortensen gave you for christmas...you hug, cuddle, and roll all over it. you look just like your daddy, and sometimes (ok all the time people think you are a boy...even if you are wearing pink, but you don't care) its a good thing you look just like your daddy cause he is pretty cute! but you have my huge mouth and i love hearing your laugh...it is truly contagious like your aunt amanda's good belly laugh. the only baby food you will eat is squash, and yes you know the difference even when i try to trick you, and you definitely have my sweet tooth! you have a very tender spirit. and always creep into my thoughts at night as i go to bed. somehow you give me a look and let me know that i'm doing an ok job as your mom...and i hope that is true. you think your sister is hilarious! and you think i am too! obviously you love to laugh. you are very inquisitive...you study someone and then decide if you want to play or smile at them. you love being tickled, and will hold so so very still and let me tickle your cute little body. you love the duckies in our bathtub. you enjoy the grocery store and feel like such a big girl sitting in the front of the cart. you are learning how to walk and feel like the coolest thing since sliced bread...you think you are pretty hot stuff and so do i. i love you!!! always and forever!
Dear Quincy Joanna Mortensen; skinny britches, quincerella, q...
we named you after my best friend, soul mate, gorgeous sister Joanna. you are already a lot like her. you make friends easy, you are very independent and no thing and/or no one can get in your way. even in my tummy we knew you were full of spit fire...you were always kicking and squishing your sister! it has been really fun to see your personality blossom and bloom. when you were a little little baby (like 3-8wksold) you would laugh in your sleep. it was hilarious to hear you giggling next to your sister laughing about something. and even now you laugh at yourself all the time. you love the kitty mima sent you, sometimes i think you love it so much you might rip its head off! you get frustrated when you can't get what you want...like when you were crawling and always stuck in reverse, but you are so determined that once you started actually crawling forward you have never stopped or looked back. you love to eat! you love squash and often times have an orange nose stained from all the squash i have stuffed you with. i love hearing your dad sing to you, there is nothing sweeter than a man voice signing to a little baby. you love your binky...and when i finally figured out how to attach the binky to your shirt (10months) you started sleeping through the night. i spoiled you and rocked you to sleep, and sang to you, and got up with you countless times because of your little cry, that still can pierce my soul..(you know how to turn it on and get what you want...and i fall for it everytime) you are my little baby...because you are still so little...i love cradling you and see you fight to get loose and crawl around. you love it when your dad throws you around like a sack of potatoes the higher the better! you love exploring everywhere. you enjoy our jogs in the stroller...but i can tell you want to go faster. you are so curious. you like balls, whether it be a basketball, tennis balls, or bouncy balls you love em! you love watching them roll, chasing them, and squeezing them. and any kind of animal that comes by you want to play with it (which makes me glad because i want to have a cat again someday and i think you can get your dad to let us have one...eventually) i love watching you play. i love hearing your hands slap the ground as you crawl super super fast on our tile floors. i love that you are fearless! i loved all the times i held you in my arms and prayed that you would fall asleep, and eventually you did. you love faces, and love touching them. you always touch my eyes, and place a tender hand on my chin and lips. i love your little hands. you like my shoes, i don't know why but every sunday you are always at my feet playing with the straps, and heel. you startle so easy and jump so high, but never stop smiling. you have a very deep growl...and make all sorts of weird voices, almost gremlin like. you have my orangish hair and my light eyes...but if anything i hope you continue to grow up as sweet and tender as you already are. i love you more than you know! to the moon and back and back!
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