Have a read of the above - it just says it all , the sheer joy and utter exhaustion of a newborn. But dont you just love the conversation between the two? For me it defines the overwhelming love between mother and baby . I remember it very clearly - sitting gazing for hours , smelling and nuzzling the baby . Powerful. I remember when my first son was born ( 12 years ago tomorrow !) - I honestly couldn't comprehend that we had made such a stunning baby.