Denise Zimba writes a sweet message to celebrate her daughter’s first birthday

Denise Zimba
Denise Zimba
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Media personality and actress Denise Zimba wrote a beautiful message to her daughter, Leah Lilli-Rose, who turned one on Wednesday 1 July. Taking to Instagram, the proud mom wished her child happy birthday and called her baby girl her perfect human being.

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 “Thank you for choosing me and stressing me the f**k out!! The best gift the universe could ever give me,” she wrote.

"You, my perfect human. You, that matters more than anything in this world! You, who loves me so, and brings so much joy and unity, to your papa and I. You, who’s laugh is like no other. You, my perfect human [sic].

"Thank You Dookie for reminding me how powerful I really am. Happy 1st Birthday.”

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The actress announced her pregnancy last May in a lengthy Instagram post. She also shared how difficult it had been to conceive as she was diagnosed with endometriosis.

"My doctor said I had endometriosis, and an urgent treatment was needed, which meant falling pregnant was indefinitely placed on the back burner.

"Only 1% possibility to conceive, even after treatment for some time. I was shocked and felt less of a woman,” she shared.

Denise – who found out she was pregnant on her 30th birthday (10 November) – adds that while she was "not eager to fall pregnant", having a family has always been important to her.