Thing 2

Holy Shit. We made it half a year.

I’ve tried a million times (Seriously. A MILLION.) to write this entry celebrating NikkiZ’s six month birthday. However, I have no ability to put into words exactly what I’m feeling. (I bet this is why I got a rejection letter from ClubMom. That and my distaste for proper grammar and/or spelling.) Let’s just say she rocks my world in many ways. Hell she rocks my SOCKS. Because nothing expresses the true sentiment of this sweet moment than the words of Dr. Seuss.

We went through a lot of heartache and loss before we got pregnant with NikkiZ. Nothing will ever erase that. Then the pregnancy itself threw us some curves we had to navigate and the anxiety I suffered? MY GOD – THE ANXIETY. I feared losing her every day of the 40 weeks. Hell, I feared it day AND night. Looking back on that I wish I could give that girl a hug and say, “It will be okay. It will be better than ‘okay’ – it will be PERFECT.”

Because it is. In every way.

Happy Half-A-Year Birthday, Angel.

24 thoughts on “Holy Shit. We made it half a year.”

  1. Happy 6 Months to your adorable babe! The post is just perfect and so is she. (I got a rejection letter, too, so don’t feel bad. Could be because I literally applied at 4:59 on the deadline day and half-assed my writing samples…mmmm…possibly.)

  2. Happy 6 month Birthday!! 🙂 🙂 You guys have done good….she is a beauty! 🙂 🙂

  3. Oh Zoot, I truly understand what you wrote. I felt the same way for all 32 weeks of mine. But the end result is perfect 🙂 Happy 6 month birthday NikkiZ!

  4. Aww.. 🙂 Happy 6th month, NikkiZ!

    Zoot, you make me feel at least a little bit better. Seeing as how i’m mired in the fear, but so want the happiness you have now. 🙂

  5. I’m so happy that you’re so happy. She’s adorable and seems to be worth all the hard times you went through before you got to have her in your life. Happy Six Months to NikkiZ!

  6. OOOOH that last pictures is the yummiest of them all!! what a doll…how do you ever stop from chewing on her pooooofy cheeks??! congrats!

  7. …that is the most beautiful picture of your little angel…God, I could just crawl thru and start nibbling on those fat cheeks!

  8. She’s just adorable, Zoot! I can’t imagine what you went through but I know it makes her that much more of a precious miracle. Apple cheeks rock too, don’t they? More to SMOOCH! Here’s to beautiful baby girls and all the joy they bring!! Happy 1/2 year, NikkiZ!

  9. Grape – I've got the world's best kids and husband. Great house, steady job. I'm living the American dream. The trick is to appreciate it. I'm working on that part.
    Julie says:

    NikkiZ’s 6-month birthday is the same as my daughter’s “real” birthday! I never figured that out before! It’s a great day.

    Happy half-birthday, NikkiZ!

  10. Happy 6 months, NikkiZ, Zoot you’ve done alright, you will tell us when you’ve come back down to earth won’t you, A couple Im friends with are now 1st time parents, they say they’ll maybe be back on planet earth when he turns 18, I said it would be sooner, I can still remember the first time I held my nephew, that was special :), he’s now 8 and just a precious to me as NikkiZ & LilZ are to you 🙂

  11. She is a perfect angel, and we are all so blessed to have her in our lives. And let me know which weekend in May you are coming to me!

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