Former Full House star Jodie Sweetin has a new role that comes with a full heart: mother to 7-week-old baby girl Zoie.
"You look at your baby and think, 'Wow, I did that.' It's really amazing," Sweetin said.
As Zoie happily snoozes on the shoulder of her dad, Sweetin's husband Cody Herpin, the marveling mom says, "I'm still like, 'Oh, wow, I'm a mom.' It's the most overwhelming, exciting thing I've ever done."
And a far cry from where she's been.
Best known for playing spunky middle child Stephanie Tanner on Full House from age 5 to 13, Sweetin then landed a real-life role that cast her against type: battling an addiction to crystal meth.
Jodie Sweetin and hubby Cody Herpin just became parents!
At 22, Sweetin was a college student married to LAPD officer Shaun Holguin and taking a break from acting when she first tried the drug.Six months later, she had developed a crippling daily crystal meth habit that she kept secret from her husband.
That is, until in late 2005, when she was hospitalized after a night of partying.
Sweetin and Holguin divorced after she left treatment, while she was spending six months in sober living with people from rehab.
She met Cody Herpin, a film transportation coordinator, through friends, and they began dating in May 2007. They wed two months later.
When their whirlwind romance was quickly followed by a pregnancy, says Jodie Sweetin, "it was a blessing."