updated 10/07/2009 AT 4:00 PM ET
•originally published 10/08/2009 AT 9:00 AM ET
Motherhood definitely seems to agree with Jennifer Hudson, who gave birth to her first child, David – named after her fiancé, David Otunga – on Aug. 10.
“I love being nurturing and caring because I love to see other people happy,” says Hudson. “Who better to devote my time to than my own child?”
From singing lullabies (“He can be crying at the top of his lungs and just turn off like a switch”) to frequent bottle-feedings (“I ve never seen a baby eat like he does!”), the singer (who chose not to address the tragic loss of her family members last October) offers PEOPLE an intimate look into her new life as a mom.