The birth "was everything that we wanted it to be," the actor, who once hopped up and down on a couch to profess his love for Holmes, said in an interview on ABC's "20/20."
"It was spiritual. It was powerful. It was indescribable," he said in the interview broadcast Friday. "What words can you use? It's still something that I'm processing and keep reliving."
Holmes gave birth Tuesday to a girl the couple named Suri, said Cruise spokesman Arnold Robinson.
Details about the birth were not disclosed, but it had been planned as a silent procedure under the tenets of the Church of Scientology, to which both Cruise and Holmes belong, reports AP.
Cruise made his comments on Thursday night during an interview with the cast of his upcoming movie, Mission: Impossible III, including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Keri Russell and director J.J. Abrams.
Asked whether he'd scale back on his movie stunts now that he's the father of a new baby, Cruise tells Roberts, "No. I mean, I have three beautiful children (including Isabella, 13, and Connor, 11, from his previous marriage to Nicole Kidman). And I love the adventure of life and filmmaking. … You can get struck by lightning walking out of your house… I’m interested in life. And, I’m very active and I love it."
In fact, Cruise admits that he suffered an injury while filming M:I 3. "I separated six ribs at a certain point. I never told J.J. or anybody when it happened."
He also confesses that Holmes was less than thrilled by his daredevil stunts: "She said, 'That gave me the willies. I don't want to see that again.'"
Cruise even jokes about his well-known enthusiasm. When Roberts asks if he was pleased with the way the film turned out, he says, "If there were couches and chandeliers, I'd be jumping up and down!," informs People.