In the latest "McDermott Family Update" by Tori Spelling for the Oxygen network, the 35-year-old actress reveals that Stella Doreen — her 4 ½-month-old daughter with husband Dean McDermott — is getting in touch with her "inner diva" at an early age. Whereas the couple’s first child together, 19-month-old Liam Aaron, "was so mellow and laid back" Tori says that "when Stella wants something, she lets you know it!"
From the sound of things, what she wants more often than not is to play with mom. She "laughs and coos" whenever Tori sings her songs from The Sound of Music, enjoys playing peek-a-boo with her favorite hot pink burp cloth, getting tickles — and that’s not all. "She also loves when I say ‘My name is Stella, I like to dance’…She starts kicking!" Tori writes. Dean continues to dote on his little girl, and feels that "having a daughter is the greatest honor that can be bestowed upon anyone," according to Tori.
"He’s our little girl’s role model, protector, and first male relationship she will experience — so he has to set the standards. Her male suitors are in trouble, oh boy. He says he’s going to put them through the mill before they can date our daughter…and says she won’t date until she’s 30!"
Liam is "a very good eater" who "will try something at least once," Tori writes. His favorite food at the moment is Kraft’s ‘Easy Mac’-n-cheese, which he "sometimes … insists on eating for breakfast." Part of the appeal, it appears, can be found in the prep! "He loves to watch it cook in the microwave," Tori explains. "He says ‘cook cook cook’ as it spins around in there and he does his little cheese dance!" It’s not all mac-n-cheese, all the time, however; Tori says Liam also loves grapes, apples, berries, bananas, broccoli, edamame and hot dogs.
"He’s at that age when he insists on eating everything himself. He doesn’t want us to feed him. So, with his spoon and fork most of it lands in his lap instead of his mouth, but he wants to be a big boy!"