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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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

MEREDITH: "You don't get to call me a whore. When I met you, I thought I had found the person that I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I was done! All the boys and all the bars and all the obvious daddy issues, who cares? I was done. You left me. You chose Addison. I'm all glued back together now. I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke. You don't get to call me a whore."
DEREK: "This thing with us is finished. It's over."
MEREDITH: "Finally."
DEREK: "Yeah, it's done."
MEREDITH: "It is done."

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.

Meredith