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Drew Barrymore Debuts Baby Olive: Being A Mom Is ‘Like A Miracle’

Wed, December 12, 2012 2:17pm EDT by 2 Comments
Drew Barrymore Baby
Courtesy of People

How adorable! The first-time mom gushed about her baby girl, 11 weeks — and why it is so important for her to give her daughter the strong, solid family bond that she didn’t have growing up.

Drew Barrymore had a pretty rough childhood as a child actor. So with her daughter Olive Barrymore Kopelman her first child with husband Will Kopelman — the actress and producer, 37, wanted to do things right.

“I’m ready to be the best parent I can be,” she told People. “As life gets shorter, the stakes get higher. And this is the most important thing I will ever do.”

She gushed about her daughter to the magazine, and said that while it is the most amazing experience in her life, she is also terrified.

“You’re facing the biggest fear of ‘how do I keep someone alive?'” she told the magazine.

But the first-time parents are excited to begin their journey together — and Drew is eager to have a strong, solid family bond

“Will’s a great dad and a good husband. I really wanted a wonderful, traditional home for my kid. Will comes from a strong family, he provides a strong family, it’s amazing,” she gushed. “For people who didn’t have the strongest families or traditional families, if you can create that, you have a second chance. It just makes me so emotional because it’s like a miracle.”

The best moment of her life

Drew is incredibly accomplished in her professional life, but none of that compares to the happiness and excitement she felt when she first met her daughter on Sept. 26.

“It [was] positively the best moment of my life,” she said. “My husband took  a picture, and I have that picture now forever, and it’s the coolest moment of my life, bar none. I look at it every day.”

Sounds like Drew and Will are so excited to be parents — and we don’t blame them! Olive looks so sweet and happy, just like her mom!

What do YOU think of what Drew said about her daughter HollyMoms?


— Christina Stiehl

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