It's an emotion familiar to all parents, and one that most of us only share with our partners, family and loved ones.
And she added: "Motherhood is by far the best thing I've ever experienced."
I am so in love with baby Maxwell. I want to cry every time I look at her. Motherhood is by far the best thing I've ever experienced.
- Jessica Simpson (@JessicaSimpson) May 9, 2012
Ah, sweet! But we can forgive her such gushing sentimentality. After all, Maxwell Drew is only a week old and mum is still experiencing post-birth euphoria.
Give it a few weeks, though, and the 31 year-old singer and actress may be crying for a different reason – tiredness!
Jessica and her sportsman fiance Eric Johnson welcomed their little girl, weighing in at 9lbs 13lbs, on May 1.
In a statement on her official website, she wrote: "We are so grateful for all of the love, support and prayers we have received. This has been the greatest experience of our lives!!"