Sorry, I’m late with my Living Arrows this week. I’ve been all out of sync lately and I don’t like it! Little M has had a cold this weekend and I think I’m pretending that I haven’t got one too so I’m on a proper go slow.
Anyway, when I thought of Living Arrows this week, I knew exactly which photo I wanted to use. It’s not very good quality, as I only have my trusty iPhone and the forward-facing camera is, frankly, a bit pants, but it’s definitely my favourite photograph of the ones I’ve taken of Little M this week.
I think there are a number of reasons that I love this photo. Firstly, it shows Little M’s ridiculous napping position. When she was a tiny baby she used throw her head to the side when she was asleep. People used to comment that she couldn’t possibly be comfortable, but if we tried to move her, she’d only move herself back again, and this reminds me of that. It also shows very simply how much Little M feels that she needs me. I love that. I’m sure lots of people think that I’ve made a rod for my own back as Little M will only nap on me, in her pram or in her car seat, but I don’t care. Soon enough she won’t want cuddles so I’m going to enjoy them while she does.
I also like it because I’m wearing my trusty nursing top, the only comfortable top that I am able to pump in without removing, that I own! If you’ve seen me at pretty much any blogging-related event in the past eight months then you’ll recognise it, as I’ve lived in it! I didn’t buy more nursing tops as I simply didn’t think that I would express for as long as I did, so I didn’t think it was worth spending the money. In a way I wish I had now! I’m actually a bit sad not to need to wear it anymore as it’s so comfortable, but I’m looking forward to having a bit more variety in my wardrobe (and spending the money that I saved on nursing tops, on some new clothes!).
The third reason I have for loving this photo is that I think I look quite thin. That sounds horrible shallow of me but I’ve felt like a fat lump for the past year or so, so it’s nice to have an alternate view of myself!