It's time for one of those sporadic check-ins to see how Larry Birkhead and court-certified genetic property Dannielynn are faring. The two have been in L.A. for a little while now, where Birkhead has had the opportunity to introduce his baby daughter to some of Anna Nicole's favorite local haunts ("And that's the hamburger joint where your mom got tanked and sexed up a waitress!"). Amazingly, Birkhead already sees a lot of Anna Nicole in Dannielynn, beyond superficial similarities like the constant gurgling and need for an occasional bottle feeding:
"She has long legs and chubby little toes exactly like Anna's; it's like a mirror image," Birkhead tells OK! magazine in its latest issue. "It's really incredible. And I think her lips are her mom's lips; especially when she pouts. ... She also gets what she wants exactly like her mom always did as soon as she'd pout."
He's hired a nanny to help out with Dannielynn.
"She's just there to assist me, not to take over any parenting. ... I'm really hands-on, like too hands-on with my hand on the baby, a hand on the cellphone, a hand on the diaper," says Birkhead, who jokes that he has "a supersonic sense of smell when it comes to diapers."
While some might question the hiring by Birkhead—whose livelihood appears to now be entirely tied to Dannielynn-related enterprises—of full-time childcare, the single dad can always defend the measure by insisting that she's not so much a "nanny" as she is "My First Personal Assistant," and that her current duties like fetching bottles of warm formula and wiping off spit-up might naturally evolve in Dannielynn's later, adult years into tasks like latte-runs and wiping off spit-up.
- Birkhead: Dannielynn looks like Anna Nicole Smith [USAToday.com/AP]