Christina Applegate Gushes About The Joys Of Motherhood

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New mum Christina Applegate shares her feelings on motherhood.

Christina and her fiancé Martyn LeNoble welcomed their daughter Sadie Grace just three weeks ago and are sharing her with the world in the latest issue of People magazine.  Christina gushes about giving birth:  "I felt my heart literally open up for the first time and like wrap itself around her. It was profound. And I'm more in love with her every minute of the day."

Christina, a breast cancer survivor, says that the word cancer has been replaced with the word mum, a switch she's most grateful for: "I've had to talk about that word [cancer] more than I've ever had to talk about a word in my life. After a while you're like, 'There's got to be something else to me.'  Yeah, now I'm Mum. She's healed me in so many ways. She's just made my life so much better. She's opened my whole soul."