Living Arrows {2018} 13/53

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 past week has been a bit crazy. Unfortunately B and I remained in hospital until late on Thursday night, so it’s been a bit of a journey to being home as a family of four! It’s also meant that I haven’t taken that many photographs as I’ve been busy with a newborn in my hands instead of a camera!

Having said that, I did have a bit of a play with B and some newborn baby spam flat lay ideas – I’m trying to up my Instagram game, but to be honest I think I prefer more candid shots to staged ones. I think B looks pretty cute in this photo, though. Plus newborns don’t tend to ‘do’ much so it’s difficult to take an interesting photo!

B - Living Arrows 13/53

While B has been going from strength to strength as the past week has progressed, poor M spent the latter part of it with a tummy bug. For that reason, she looks a bit pasty in this week’s photo! It was taken on Friday, when she asked to do some painting so we decided to make a thank you card for her grandma and grandpa, who were amazing and looked after her for the whole time that I was in hospital.

M - Living Arrows 13/53

Rather than choosing a photo taken mid-craft, I’ve selected this one that was taken before we even started. I love the patience M is showing as she waited for her daddy to prepare the paints and brushes for her. She’s not always this patient, but I love it when she is!

A diary of my daughters' lives at one week old and 22 months.

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    • Jules
      March 30, 2018 / 7:20 pm

      I’m just grateful that B didn’t catch it – that would have been even worse!

  1. March 27, 2018 / 8:40 am

    Oh congratulations on your new bundle – she is just gorgeous. #LivingArrows

    • Jules
      March 30, 2018 / 7:19 pm

      Thank you x

  2. March 27, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    Oh bless M, I hope she’s ok now and settling in to having her sister around. So sorry you were in hospital so long but so glad you’re all together again now x

    • Jules
      March 30, 2018 / 7:18 pm

      M is all better now, thank you. It felt like one thing after another for a while there, but we’re settling in nicely as a four now! x

  3. March 29, 2018 / 9:38 am

    I will be very interested in how you are coping in being a family of four! My turn soon! eek! Lovely photos of your gorgeous girlies xx

    • Jules
      March 30, 2018 / 7:17 pm

      Looking forward to you being in the same boat so we can support each other! It’s going well, just the expected effects of sleep deprivation taking their toll! xx

  4. March 31, 2018 / 2:26 pm

    Congratulations B is gorgeous! HopeM is feeling better very soon. #livingarrows

    • Jules
      March 31, 2018 / 8:01 pm

      Thank you, M is much better now thankfully!

  5. April 1, 2018 / 11:09 pm

    They’re both lovely pictures – I hope you are settling into life with a newborn and a toddler, and I hope M is feeling better now 🙂 #LivingArrows

    • Jules
      April 2, 2018 / 6:42 pm

      Thank you. Fortunately M is fully recovered now, bless her!

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