My Antonia

11 Apr

She came into the world with her daddy a world away in Iraq.

Mommy Loves You

Now, almost four years later, her daddy is cuddling with her on the couch watching “Mulan” again.

Safe in Daddy's Arms

Our little Nia is only a few weeks away from becoming a four-year-old. Watching her grow up has been a blessing and blast.  Her birth made me feel love like I could never have imagined.  She spoiled me while she was in my belly (I LOVED being pregnant with her), she spoiled me by deciding to leave my belly on her due date (she must have known how much of a planner I am), she spoiled us by sleeping through the night, taking her naps and hardly ever making a fuss (I can totally brag about this now since her babyhood is over – she was such an easy baby! I know this especially after having Nate – I guess it’s what we get huh?!?!),  every day she amazes us with her intelligence and humor and touches our hearts with her super sweet personality.

Silly Nia

I’m not going to say it’s been all happiness and joy – there have been plenty of times when she’s tested our patience and won but really when I think about it those times weren’t as bad as they could have been.  Whether she brought rough times or easy times, she is the most incredible adventure I have ever been a part of and I am so excited to begin the next part of our growing up journey.

So Much Fun

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4 Responses to “My Antonia”

  1. the real ~Roxann~ April 13, 2007 at 3:48 pm #

    Oh how sweet! Thanks for making me cry, Nikki! (although, it doesn't take much these days…..)

  2. ESTÚPIDO SAVANNAH April 13, 2007 at 9:26 pm #

    You realize you are testing the ToddlerGods with all this sweetness. Next thing you know she'll be cutting her own hair and saying four letter words in church.

  3. Are You ZaZa? April 13, 2007 at 10:23 pm #

    Paul – HA! You know you are so right! Tonight she bit Nate's little finger! Andrew and I were like what the heck – she was never a biter before! Oh well, if it's not the ToddlerGods it will be the Pre-TeenGods or the TeenGods!

  4. Scoop April 14, 2007 at 6:56 pm #

    OK…you look way too nice shortly after having a baby! I can't believe Nia is gonna be 4. No matter what she may do on those off days…she is a little princess and I miss her ( and all of you) terribly!

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