Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!: Kaavia James And Cairo Hardrict Have Another Playdate - And It's The Cutest Thing You'll See Today!

Gabrielle Union Motherhood: Kaavia James Union Wade

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!: Kaavia James And Cairo Hardrict Have Another Playdate - And It's The Cutest Thing You'll See Today!

Plus, more relatable mommy-daughter moments from the Wades.

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Written by BET Staff

Gabrielle Union shocked TF out of everyone when she announced she and Dwyane Wade had a baby girl via surrogacy, so how’s motherhood going for her? While we picture the 48-year-old actress singing her baby girl to sleep with her notorious Clovers cheer from Bring It On, we’re sure she’s the real deal. And from what we see on social media, she is!

In Baby Kaavia James' first cover story with Parents Magazine, Gabrielle gave an update on life now that Kaavia has entered the Wade family's lives. "We enjoy every moment," Gabrielle says. "But days fly by in a blur of life. It’s like watching a clip in fast-forward. I’m like, ‘No, I’m still in it!’"

But things were not always that easy when it came to the Wade family's "shady baby."

"Kaavia went through a phase of not napping. I was like, ‘When do I shower or pee or live?’ So I had to get a little comfortable with her crying, which I had not been. And then I took the quickest shower of all time!”

Though she may not have everything on lock when it comes to swaddling or setting up a car seat, Gabrielle says her time as a stepmom has given her perspective on parenting.

"An upside of being 46 and having been a stepparent is I give myself permission to be human. When I need a minute to return emails or cry or mindlessly scroll social media, I’ll take it. I’m not trying to be a perfect parent."

Gabrielle definitely has a teammate and husband all wrapped into one with Dwyane, who took two weeks of paternity leave when Kaavia first arrived. She says that, "Dwyane is like a stage mom. He’s very hands-on. When he’s in Miami and we’re in Los Angeles, he wants to know everything, from her poops to what outfit she’s wearing."

Gabrielle and Dwyane already seem to be setting Kaavia up for greatness and enjoying the life of being new parents! See for yourself:

  1. Kaavia and Cairo are too cute! The tots had another playdate and they are unstoppable.
  2. Aww!: Kaavia is her mama's twin wearing her expensive Prada earrings. Can you imagine when she's a teen!
  3. Kaavia James made sure to get in on her mommy's photoshoot promoting her new edge control! And do y'all see Gab Union's baby hairs? They are laid!
  4. Kaavia James' is completely unenthused about her mom playing hairstylist.
  5. Kaavia James was put To the test for the viral "Fruit Snacks Challenge," and She's not having it!
  6. Forget Easter eggs! Kaavia James wanted her mama’s phone and didn’t want to take any pictures until she handed it over!
  7. As a Black woman, Gabrielle knows the importance of #HairLove, and naturally, she's sharing it with her baby girl.
  8. Selfies on Set!
  9. Pumpkin Problems!
  10. Baby Clover
  11. Shady Baby Serving Face
     Gabrielle Union, Kaavia James Union Wade, and Dwyane Wade at Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports 2019. The family posted on the carpet for a candid family photo. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
  12. Protective Style Play Time
  13. Backstage Baby Bounce
  14. Mommy-Daughter Cover Girls
  15. Bonnet Buddies
  16. BFF Duty
  17. Kaavia Turn Up!
  18. Kaavia Kisses
  19. Cuddle Queen
  20. Bestie Baby Fever
  21. Squad Goals
  22. Meet Kaavia James Union Wade
  23. She's a protective mama bear. Her first instinct was to keep the pregnancy via surrogacy under wraps.
  24. She sacrifices her shower time for baby girl, but also appreciates help from daddy, Dywane Wade.
  25. Aww...She's already a pro at mommy cuddles.
  26. She's Falling In Love With That New Baby Scent

(Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

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