Departing The View co-host Meghan McCain took time to express love for her daughter Liberty in a cute photo recently.
The 36-year-old snapped an Instagram shot of her 10-month old daughter, smiling in a swing with a white hat atop her head. She wrote, “My Liberty bell. Best thing in the world.🗽🔔♥️”
The new mom shares Liberty with her husband, Ben Domenech.
Meghan McCain told People.com in February that she “can’t believe how much I like motherhood, honestly.”
“I was really back and forth about whether or not I was even going to do it, and I can’t believe how obsessed with it I am,” McCain said at the time.
“I feel like the universe is laughing at me, because I was so scared of having kids and so reluctant and so on the fence about it. Even when I was pregnant, I was like, ‘I don’t know, we’ll see how this goes.’ “
Meghan McCain comes from a large family. Her late father, former U.S. senator John, and mother Cindy had seven children. McCain said that the nights that she was up all night with crying were exhausting. But overall, the intense experience was “so worth it.”
“There’s moments where you’re up all night, and she’s spitting up on me, I’m exhausted, and she’s crying, and it’s intense,” she added, “but it’s so worth it.”
McCain Shows Love to Daughter Liberty Amid ‘The View’ Departure
On July 1, Meghan McCain told viewers she was leaving her morning talk show at the end of the month. After four years, she explained the decision came partially from a desire to spend more time with her family in Washington, D.C. The View production takes place in New York City.
She told People.com that, like all moms, she wanted to be there for her daughter’s first steps and first words. McCain related that she had a “wonderful life” and felt like she didn’t want to leave the show.
At the same time, she needed more mommy-daughter time. She recalled balloon time with her daughter in her nursery was hard to pass up.
“All I do is I play with balloons with her for like three hours,” Meghan McCain said. “So my lifestyle has changed a little bit lately.”
Earlier this week, Fox News reported McCain’s involvement in a Heather Locklear movie. McCain would serve as executive producer for ‘Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: The Kristine Carlson Story’ for Lifetime.
Inspired by Carlson’s real-life collaboration with her late husband, Dr. Richard Carlson, the book goes into Kristine’s life after his sudden death. The story shows her struggle with grief, raising two children, and dealing with her husband’s self-help empire.
First published in 1997, the New York Times best-selling series has sold over 25 million copies.
McCain has also produced other shows, including Fox’s “Outnumbered” and “Moms.”