Mindy Kaling Jokes Her Daughter Katherine Only Thought of Her as a ‘Food Source’ Until Recently

Mindy Kaling loves being a mom, even if her daughter Katherine Swati may usually consider of her as “a food source.”

On Wednesday’s partial of the Today show, a A Wrinkle in Time actress non-stop adult to Hoda Kotb about motherhood and a bond she has grown with her baby girl, who was innate Dec. 15.

“She’s so great. we usually adore being a mom. It’s usually incredible,” pronounced Kaling, 38, joking with associate mom Kotb about some of a doubts she felt about her 3-month-old early on.

“It’s 0 feedback solely for good for a longest time,” she lamented. “And afterwards we start wondering, ‘Does she caring about me [or] know about me besides that I’m a food source for her?’ ”

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But all that altered when Katherine started laughing. “She’s impossibly easy to make laugh,” Kaling, who produces and stars in a NBC comedy Champions, pronounced of her usually child.

She added, “It’s unequivocally nice, actually, verses my genuine pursuit where it takes so many bid to make these shows. we usually sing from The Sound of Music for her and she’s enormous up. It’s a best.”

Kaling also non-stop adult about how being a mom has altered her.

“She bleeds over into all tools of my life,” Kaling pronounced of her daughter. “Sometimes I find myself staring at my phone during a print of her in a meeting. I’m usually looking lovingly during a print and everyone’s like, ‘What are we doing?’ we don’t know … it’s a good feeling.”

Hoda Kotb and Mindy Kaling

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In March, The Office alum spoke to PEOPLE about lifting Katherine. “I adore looking during her and reckoning out who she’s going to be,” she said. “It’s so many fun!”

“Her whole thing now is consistent smiles,” Kaling added. “I’m waking adult each 3 hours to feed her and it’s a lot. But usually when I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is overwhelming,’ she throws me a outrageous smile. It’s a best partial of my day.”

Mindy Kaling

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Though being a first-time primogenitor can be overwhelming, Kaling has had some famous friends to spin to.

“Over content message, Reese [Witherspoon] talked me by how to lift an tot automobile chair on a airplane,” Kaling pronounced of her Wrinkle costar. “We’re doing so many general transport and she was giving me unequivocally unsentimental recommendation on how to lift a screaming baby on a plane. The many useful!”

As if that weren’t enough, a duo’s fellow Wrinkle costar Oprah Winfrey just might have out-Oprah’d herself with Katherine’s baby gift.

“She gave Katherine a tradition bookcase in a figure of a palace and inside of it are 100 of a essential children’s books in a past 100 years,” Kaling shared. “Each book has embossed on it, ‘Katherine’s Book Club.’ It’s the present that usually keeps giving for years and years. I’ve already review her during slightest 10 of them. I’m so floored by it!”