I think Hatchery was a missed opportunity. Archer was portrayed as being too protective of the eggs because of the substance they injected him with, but I think Archer was on the right track with that one. Taking care of the insectoid offspring could have been an opportunity to show the Xindi that humans weren't the enemy, but instead Reed blew up an incoming insectoid ship. That's not the direction that episode should have taken.
And I did think the babies were cute.