Beyonce Knowles had an 'instant connection' with her daughter Blue Ivy.
The Halo hitmaker gave birth to her first child with husband Jay-Z earlier this month and the singer admitted the experience was overwhelming.
She is quoted by the new issue of Britain's Star magazine as saying: "Nothing can describe the feeling. You have the instant connection once you know your child is growing inside you, but when you hold it for the first time, the words can't be found. It's an old cliche that the thing expectant moms look forward to the most is holding their child in their arms for the first time, but it's one of those clichés that is a real truth."
Beyonce revealed Jay-Z is equally excited about being a father and said they couldn't wait to bring their daughter home.
She explained: "I am so excited. From the time I knew I was pregnant we have been parents. A child is the greatest gift you can receive, and we are so excited and blessed to be in this situation.
"We are all great, we are just glad to be going home and starting this new stage of our life. The hospital staff have all been so great, but we were ready to go home and show our beautiful daughter where she will be living."