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.
On Saturday, B turned nine months old. Nine months! With each month that passes and every milestone card that I photograph her with, I marvel at how time could have passed so quickly. The past month has seen her learn to crawl, gain lots more teeth, and generally become a lot more interactive!
B now crawls to follow us around the house or to get to something that she wants to play with, and has even started to pull herself up onto her knees. I don’t think it will be long until she’s pulling herself to standing.
B’s sleep continued to be awful last week. We were up every 2 – 2.5 hours with her. I’d been saying over and again on Instagram that we need to get her room sorted so that she can move into her cot. I think she’s run out of room in the Snüzpod, really, and needs to spread out in her cot.
I was being fussy as her room is ready, just cluttered with things from when it was our spare room, so I wanted to have it straightened out for her before she moves into it, otherwise I know it will stay like that for months!
But on Friday night, we ended up putting her into her cot to sleep. I didn’t really intend for her to move into her room for all of the above reasons, but Matthew was out at his work’s Christmas party and I didn’t want to spend the whole evening in my bedroom (again!) so I decided to see if B would go down in her room. I expected her to wake up as she had been doing, and just take her up to bed with me when I went.
But she didn’t wake up. She slept through until 11:35pm, had a feed, then went back to sleep until 5am. Not really amazing, but amazing compared to what she had been doing!
As for M, she has been somewhat more challenging this past week. I’m not sure what’s going on with her, but she’s been really clingy and seemingly insecure. Her clinginess has also meant that she’s been quite jealous over B, as she’s constantly wanting to cuddle me and can’t when I’m feeding or settling B.
Part of this jealousy has been a desire to do everything ‘first’, which leads me to this week’s photograph of M. She insisted that she needed to be first to have her nine months old photo taken!
So as you can see, there has been plenty of laughter and fun mixed in with the challenging moments. Hopefully this week there will be even more fun and a bit less challenge!