I’m going to be honest and tell you that motherhood for me, in those first few weeks, was nothing like I had imagined it!

It was hard and I was tired. Motherhood was a greater adjustment than I thought it was going to be!

Life with a newborn is not a walk in the park!

On top of all the normal newborn stuff like formula geysers, round the clock feedings and figuring out what baby likes and doesn’t like, I had the withdrawal stuff to deal with too.

It was hard to tell people, especially family members, that they couldn’t hold Little Bug. Little Bug needed as little stimulation as possible. Being passed around the room from person to person just wasn’t good for Little Bug at all.

I think the greatest thing I learned during that period of time I affectionately referred to now as “Survival Mode” was to relax and go with the flow.

Quite necessary when you are a mother because you never know what baby will do next, especially a newborn baby!

Another thing I learned was to listen to my motherly instincts when it comes to making decisions. Sure I can read all the books and do my research on the internet, but when it comes down to it, I listen to what my gut tells me to do with Little Bug. And so far, it’s worked and been the right thing for us every single time!

With the awesome support of my husband, my family and, of course, The Miracle Blanket, we made it through the rocky first few months.

And now, I can say with every fiber of my being, being a mother to Little Bug, is everything I imagined it to be!

I didn’t know I could love someone like I love my Little Bug.

It’s hard to remember what life was like without her a part of it.

But I won’t ever forget the road that brought me to her – that is for certain.

In the beginning of my journey, I thought infertility was the enemy.

But now I can see that infertility was simply the tool God used to perform a modern day miracle.

And I wouldn’t change one single thing about my entire journey to this place.

Not one single thing.

God’s Plan is the definition of perfection.

Jun 10 2009 289_enhanced 8x10A picture from Little Bug’s 2-week photo shoot by Angele Leinbach Photography

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