Every day for the first four months of her baby's life, Amy Brown kept a journal of poems about all the emotions and milestones mother and baby experienced.
They are candid, and often very raw, stories of a young woman trying to make sense of a radically changed life.
Amy, who lives in Melbourne these days, has now published that journal, calling it neon daze.
Lynn Freeman talks to her about the experience.
Amy Brown's neon daze is published by Victoria University Press.