Ellen Pompeo Gushes Over Daughter, Parenting

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Meredith and Derek may try for a McBaby this spring. In real life, Ellen Pompeo and her husband Chris Ivery welcomed theirs, daughter Stella Luna, 15 months ago.

Those 15 months make every day feel like a holiday, says Ellen.

“Every day is like Christmas morning. Every day when I go to her room to get her from her crib, that's just indescribable,” the Grey’s Anatomy star tells People.

Parents of Stella Luna Pompeo Ivery

The 41-year-old actress opened up about her first child and the joys of parenting at the opening of The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas and Marquee Friday.

“I thought I was happy before, but she just brings so much joy. She’s such a happy girl,” she says of Stella, who has been making great strides lately.

“She’s got the walking thing down, which is terrifying, as the falling thing comes with that of course,” Pompeo shares, adding that talking started too.

“When we left the hotel room just now she said, ‘Bye’ [to her father]. She said it once and it was super exciting. I screamed!” Pompeo revealed. “The door was slamming and I opened the door and said, ‘Did you hear that?!’ She’s adorable.”

Seriously. What's not to love about that?

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Awww. So cute :) EP is a great mom, hopefully we'll see Mer as a mummy too.

Smileyglen

That's sweet, cherish all the moments because before you know it she is a young lady and you'll be wondering what happened to my baby she is all grown up. My daughter is 24 and so is her twin brother, I got doubly blessed first time out. Kids grow so fast.

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:) So adorable

Merderistruelove

So adorable! Ellen is such an amazing mom and Stella is her life.

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Love hearing EP on Stella. Adorable.

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Awee sooo cute

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Lexie: [narrating] Grief may be a thing we all have in common, but it looks different on everyone.
Mark: It isn't just death we have to grieve. It's life. It's loss. It's change.
Alex: And when we wonder why it has to suck so much sometimes, has to hurt so bad. The thing we gotta try to remember is that it can turn on a dime.
Izzie: That's how you stay alive. When it hurts so much you can't breathe, that's how you survive.
Derek: By remembering that one day, somehow, impossibly, you won't feel this way. It won't hurt this much.
Bailey: Grief comes in its own time for everyone, in its own way.
Owen: So the best we can do, the best anyone can do, is try for honesty.
Meredith: The really crappy thing, the very worst part of grief is that you can't control it.
Arizona: The best we can do is try to let ourselves feel it when it comes.
Callie: And let it go when we can.
Meredith: The very worst part is that the minute you think you're past it, it starts all over again.
Cristina: And always, every time, it takes your breath away.
Meredith: There are five stages of grief. They look different on all of us, but there are always five.
Alex: Denial.
Derek: Anger.
Bailey: Bargaining.
Lexie: Depression.
Richard: Acceptance.