After a period of tumult with baby mama Amanda Markert, Pauly D met his baby daughter Amabella, who just turned six months old, for the first time.
According to the reality star, holding his little bundle of joy for the first time earlier this month was nerve-wracking, but also unforgettably wonderful.
"I was nervous if she wasn't going to like me," he said. "But the second I saw the baby her eyes just lit up, it's almost like she knew. It was amazing."
"I knew she was mine right off the bat too because she looks just like me. She came right over to me and put her arms right up to me. [She] grabbed my hair!"
"That's the first thing she went for. And then she was biting my nose."