Living Arrows {2018} 45/53

November 5, 2018

Every week I join in with Living Arrows, a blog linky run by Donna at What the Redhead Said. The name Living Arrows comes from a poem by Kahlil Gibran; “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”, and each Monday I share a photo of M, and one of B, and a bit about what we’ve been up to the previous week.


Last week was both lovely and challenging in different ways. Now that M has dropped her nap, we’ve been enjoying being able to get out and do more during the day. On Saturday we took a lovely trip to Wroxham Barns, and had our first visit to the Junior Farm there. M absolutely loved it, especially as the first thing that greeted us were the goats, ready to be fed. I was really surprised at how keen M was to feed them herself. She was happily confident taking some carrot from the bucket and feeding it to the goats. It was definitely the highlight of her week, and she asked to get a book about goats out of the library, next time we visit.


M feeding a goat a stick of carrot


The challenging part of the week has been from the lack of sleep I’ve been getting as a result of B waking so much during the night! She’s been really restless all week even during the day, wanting to spend more time being held. I thought she might be going through a leap, but a quick look at the Wonder Weeks app disproved that theory. Of course, all became clear on Saturday evening when I caught a glimpse of a tooth peeping through at the top.


M was so fortunate with teething, in that it didn’t really bother her. Poor B is having a much rougher ride. On the flip side, the fact that she already has two bottom teeth to go with the new one coming through at the top, means that she seems to be finding the whole business of eating a lot easier than M did at this age (M was eight months when she got her first teeth).


B in her high chair with food all over her face


In fact, B is very clear about the fact that she has no desire to be spoon fed and would like to put everything that goes into her mouth there herself. As a result, we’ve found that we’re going much more down the baby led weaning route than we had been intending. B loves her food and is always keen to get stuck in at meal times. She’s growing up so quickly!

A weekly photo diary of our daughters' lives, at two and a half year and seven months old. This week, we take a trip to the farm and B is teething!

Living Arrows

12 responses to “Living Arrows {2018} 45/53”

  1. Katy Stevens says:

    I love that B is already letting you know that baby led weaning is for her! It’s ideal to stop fussiness too and they learn to only eat until full x

  2. B has such a gorgeous smile!

  3. Sarah says:

    Aww, I love that picture of B. And it sounds like you had a lovely time at the farm too. Hope the sleep situation improves soon x #LivingArrows

  4. I love that M was so fond of the goats that she wants to get a book from the library about them, so sweet! And that is a gorgeous photo of B. We did baby led weaning with my son and it worked well for us, he wasn’t a fan of being spoon-fed at all! x #LivingArrows

    • Jules says:

      M was disappointed as they didn’t have a goat book in the children’s library when we went, but she seemed satisfied with a book about pigs, instead! x

  5. I use to love the wonder weeks app. So handy – I am gutted it doesn’t continue until they are at school because sometimes I feel I need it even more now. Glad you are getting out and about more xx

  6. Donna says:

    Oh gosh the sleep. Whenever I’m tired now I remind myself how it’s nothing compared to babies waking constantly in the night. I really feel your pain! x

    • Jules says:

      Thank you. I know it will improve and told Matthew last night that it might only be for another year or so when he asked if she’d ever sleep through!! Here’s hoping it’s sooner than that x

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