I’ve been reading Donna’s blog over at What the Redhead Said for years now; since well before I started blogging myself and have always enjoyed her Living Arrows photo series.
The name comes from the Khalil Gibran poem, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” and each week linkers share a photo from their week, which sums up an element of childhood for them.
Up to now I’d always been a little bit sad that I wasn’t able to join in (small technicality of not having a child!) but last night I saw Donna mention Living Arrows on Twitter and ping! the lightbulb went on and I got very excited upon realising that I can join in now!!
I immediately knew which photograph from my week I wanted to share. In her fifth week of life, Little M has become so much more expressive and spent more time awake and alert. We’re still waiting for a bona fide smile but for now I’m happy to take in the windy reflex ones!
This photo was taken while we were having cuddles on the sofa, getting ready for a feed. After the early days of struggling to get Little M to take any milk, it’s such a joy to see how eager she is to feed now. I know I’m biased but doesn’t she just look so cute here?!