TV3 star Karen Koster is taking to motherhood like a duck to water.
The fact that her newborn is a "good natured, placid and easy baby" really helps things, Karen admits.
"He's at that real fun age where every day there's more and more personality came out," she tells the Irish Independent Mothers & Babies magazine.
"Every week, he's learning to do something new. At the moment, he's learning to blow raspberries, which is difficult because I'm trying to wean him onto solids and I'm getting a face full of baby rice when I'm trying to feed him."
"I'm probably more maternal that I gave myself credit for initially. Not that I'm not maternal, but I never had having kids at the top of my to-do list.
"I always wanted to get my career on the road in the early days. It's probably getting a little bit older and really wanting to start a family with John. You become that lioness of a mum and you would throw yourself in front of a train for him and take a bullet any day of the week. I think that kind of primal love surprises you, that it comes out, no matter what kind of mum you think you will be."
Karen will return to TV3 in September, but in the meantime, she's planning as much "mummy and me" time as possible.