officially a cool aunt

I sure have been many things: a daughter, a sister, a girlfriend, a best friend, a roommate, a bridesmaid, a cousin, a god daughter, but never yet an “aunt”. Well, that has changed ladies & gents, I’m ecstatic to welcome my beautifully sweet nephew Anthony Michael Balsamo into the world!

Until now, you were referred to as “Baby B” for Baby Balsamo since your name was kept a giant secret, but as of April 28, 2017 that all changed. Your ten little fingers, ten little toes, brown hair (that looks a tad bit red in some light), chubby face, and precious smile make you you, make you Anthony.

My Promises to You:

As your Aunt Nikki, I promise to be the coolest. I promise to be the aunt who you can share secrets with, give hugs to, laugh with uncontrollably, and have a special bond with that no one else could replace. I promise to love you always, make every moment a blast, and share inside jokes with you to always make you giggle. I promise to read you books, have movie night slumber parties, play catch with you, and always make you smile.

My Hopes for You:

I hope you live everyday knowing how uniquely special you are, I hope you live in awe at all of the opportunities at your fingertips. I hope you work hard to rise to your fullest potential. I hope you love deeply and laugh loudly, I hope you enjoy every moment whole-heartedly. I hope you like me!!!!!! I have pretty high expectations for myself being an Aunt 🙂 I hope you grow up to be who you want to be, and how you want to be it. I hope you feel all of the love around you, always, and never forget it.

I’m so excited for this next chapter in my family’s life and this new role for myself — I cannot wait to watch Anthony grow and learn and go on adventures and enjoy life to the fullest, as I have myself.


Anthony Michael Balsamo

April 28, 2017

8 lbs. 0 oz.

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