(AP) — Sitting on her mom's lap, the 10-month-old toothless girl with twinkling blue eyes and chubby cheeks sports a wide smile as she gums a jingle bell Christmas tree ornament.
The infant is Christa Dias' greatest gift — and the reason she was fired from teaching jobs at two Cincinnati Catholic schools.
"I've always wanted to have a baby," said Dias as she held her wish-come-true in her arms in their Withamsville home. "I've always known that. That's why I became a teacher, because I love kids.
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"I didn't think it would be a problem."