Larry Birkhead Grows Closer to Dannielynn

by at . Comments

If you think Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt love the gym, you ain't seen nothing yet!

Larry Birkhead says being a dad is "the best experience of my life." He absolutely can't get enough of the gig.

Dannielynn Birkhead

Moreover, Anna Nicole Smith's ex-lover reveals his pet name for his 10-month-old daughter, Dannielynn.

"I call her 'Little Monkey,' " the Birkhead told People magazine at the Hollywood premiere of The Bourne Ultimatum Wednesday. "[It's] because she just rolls around like a little monkey all the time with me. I call her 'Cricket' sometimes too."

Birkhead also said he's been overwhelmed by all the support â€" and gifts â€" he's received since winning custody of the baby, a tyke that's considered even cuter than Jayden James Federline.

"You know I get tons of things from people who I've never even met before and so everything means a lot to me."

He added, "[Dannielynn] loves all kind of toys. She loves anything that makes noises and sounds and lights, and she's really alert â€" she's just a great baby!"

Lastly, Birkhead makes a statement that maybe Matt Leinart should pay attention to. He says being a dad is "the best experience of my life. I get up early in the morning and I run in as soon as I hear the first cries and I take a peek at my daughter and scoop her up. It's great! It's a lot of fun [and] it's a lot of hours."

Sort of like being the publicist for Britney Spears. Minus all the fun.

Tags: ,

Larry Birkhead Quotes

She has a boyfriend. Count from Seasame Street.

Larry Birkhead [on his daughter]

I think about life in a different way. I had kidney stones and was in the hospital for a week in July. I was freaking out thinking, If something happens to me, Dannielynn is by herself. I'm all this little one has left.

Larry Birkhead