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!
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.