Gabrielle Union is basking in the thrill of motherhood and proudly sharing the cuteness of her bundle of joy with the world.
In a new cover and interview with Parents magazine, the actress, businesswoman and author shares her elation with her 4-month-old daughter Kaavia, who she calls the "personification of hope" after a difficult journey that included multiple miscarriages and failed in vitro fertilization treatments.
"There was a lot of pain, and a lot of disappointment." she told the magazine. "I felt like I was not only disappointing myself and my spouse, but all the people who’d hung a lot of hope on us. I felt like a complete loser and failure."
Union and Wade eventually chose IVF and a gestational surrogate to welcome this little bundle of joy.
"My favorite cover yet," Union posted to Instagram. "@kaaviajames is already my kinda girl and is my forever #wcw. She smiles when she sees @dwyanewade and has a loud laugh that sounds like husky voiced unicorn giggles. This little girl has brought a light and joy to my life I didn’t even know was possible. Without words, she has challenged me to be a better version of myself, and on the daily has me busting out in fits of laughter. Time to eat up the cuteness on this cover."
While Union, 46, is able to joke in the interview with quips like, "installing a car seat is like taking the SATs," it's been a long road to motherhood.
She's already been step-mom to her husband Dwyane Wade's children, but now she's mom to a newborn girl and loving it.
"This has been the divine coming to fruition. Kaavia has allowed us to dream bigger and wider than we ever have before," she said.
Now, Union continues to speak out in hopes of helping and inspiring other women trying to have a baby.
"Kaavia really is the personification of hope for a lot of people like us, who maybe didn’t have a lot to be hopeful about. She represents that maybe there is a light at the end. And when you take people on the low points of your journey, it’s cool to let them be part of the joy. Plus, she’s really cute," she said.