Christina Applegate: Daughter Sadie Grace 'Healed Me'

02/16/2011 06:24 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Julie Jordan

Holding newborn daughter Sadie Grace in the hospital on Jan. 27, Christina Applegate was overwhelmed by her feelings of acceptance and love.

"I felt my heart literally open up for the first time and like wrap itself around her. It was profound," Applegate, 39, tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story. "And I'm more in love with her every minute of the day."