Cradling her daughter's head, Myleene Klass takes time to examine five little fingers and a perfect button nose.
This first picture published of tiny Ava Quinn captures a quiet moment that Miss Klass may soon yearn for.
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The singer and model is about to embark on a punishing training regime to lose her baby weight.
She is planning long runs on the treadmill and a routine of stomach crunches and other exercises.
Miss Klass, 29, gave birth only two weeks ago but is keen to slim down before returning to her role as a presenter on the BBC's magazine programme The One Show in October.
She came off air on August 15. Ava arrived the next day, a month early and weighing 5lb 9oz.
Miss Klass is not the first celebrity mother to feel the pressure to slim down.
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Elizabeth Hurley, Geri Halliwell, Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow all shed their pregnancy pounds at an alarming rate.
Doctors have warned, however, that extreme diets place the health of a mother's next baby at risk.
A source close to Miss Klass said: "Myleene is going to have one more week of gluttony and then will work on losing her baby weight from September.
"She is not on a diet as yet but will start with a vengeance on a number of gruelling sessions." Miss Klass, who models for Marks & Spencer and was a member of the pop group Hear'Say, is already finding motherhood exhausting.
Ava appears to have inherited her mother's lungs and gives a vocal nightly performance that keeps Miss Klass and her partner Graham Quinn, 31, awake.
A friend said: "The baby squeaks rather than cries at the moment but it is enough to keep them up."