Living Arrows {2018} 6/53

February 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 a bit about what we’ve been up to the previous week.

This week we’ve been able to get back to our classes now that the dreaded chickenpox has left the building, and M has really enjoyed both Bop Tots and Tiny Talk, although she’s been really clingy at both. I’m not sure where this sudden clinginess has come from, but I’m guessing it’s to do with the fact that I’m getting more and more pregnant by the day. I know having a sibling is going to be a big adjustment for M, and she’s obviously realising that something’s up and my growing tummy isn’t just a case of eating too many pies!

Aside from baby classes, I’ve been getting my bake on this week. I’ve been so hungry all the time, so I thought I’d do some baking to give myself something to snack on! This week’s Living Arrows photo is one I snapped in the garden midweek, and it shows M tucking into a peanut butter and banana flapjack. Unfortunately, this was one of those cases with baking where the recipe sounds amazing, but the results are less so, but M seemed to enjoy them regardless! I love the way she’s screwing up her little nose as she pushes the flapjack into her mouth. She does love a snack!

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Sadly, M’s sleep has still been all over the place this past week. She keeps waking during the night, crying out and jumping straight up to standing in her cot. All she needs is for me to go in, remind her it’s sleepy time and lay her back down, and she settles straight away, but gosh it’s tiring when you’re 32 weeks pregnant. I think I take longer to settle back to sleep than she does! Unfortunately, she’s been doing this several times each night, but I’m just thinking myself lucky that she settles straight away rather than spending hours screaming or thinking it’s time to start the day at 4:30am. I know there are others who have it so much worse! I suppose she’s getting me ready for the new baby coming…

I think there’s a strong possibility she’s teething again, too, as she has had very red cheeks over the weekend and been having a bit of a snot fest; all signs that her molars might be making an appearance! Poor love. Hopefully they’ll come through relatively easily, although I’ve heard that the molars are the worst. Fingers crossed it passes soon, whether is teething or a cold.

A snapshot of my daughter's life at 20 months old.

Living Arrows

12 responses to “Living Arrows {2018} 6/53”

  1. That’s such a cute photo of M. Bless her, we got teething troubles at the moment as well, those dreaded molars are horrid!


    • Jules says:

      I can’t see anything coming through so I’m still unsure whether it’s teething or a cold, but she’s taken to biting me this week and putting everything she can find in her mouth, so it’s still a possibility!

  2. Donna says:

    I remember the clingy-ness! It felt so constant. She is looking so grown up – I think she is going to be the best big sister! x

  3. Siobhan says:

    My 26 month old has been teething on and off for months and still no sign of those molars! They are nightmare! A lovely photo of M!

    • Jules says:

      Unfortunately it seems to have developed into a cold so I’m not sure it was teething after all – although that doesn’t mean that it wasn’t both! Teething does seem to drag on, doesn’t it?!

  4. Such a lovely photo. And it looks like she’s enjoying the flapjack even if you didn’t. #livingarrows

  5. Molars are definitely the worse. I hope that her sleeping goes back to normal too. Having a sibling is a big adjustment but I am sure she will take it all in her stride x #LivingArrows

    • Jules says:

      Yes, and it’s hard to know how much she really understands about my pregnancy as she can’t communicate much yet! Hopefully she’ll cope well – I think she’ll enjoy being a bossy big sister! x

  6. Sarah says:

    Aww, she looks so cute – I love her coat! I hope the clingy-ness and waking up pass soon for you, I would think a combination of teething, having been ill, and you being pregnant is probably quite a bit for her to deal with. I remember how hard it was dealing with a toddler who doesn’t sleep while being very pregnant though so you have my sympathies! 🙂 #LivingArrows

    • Jules says:

      Thank you! I’m full of cold, too, which isn’t helping! Hopefully she’ll be back to full health and sleeping well before the baby makes and appearance – fingers crossed! x

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