Living Arrows {2018} 3/53

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 week, we’ve been getting back into our usual routine as hubby has had a full week back at work. Actually, I lie. It hasn’t been our usual routine at all. M has suddenly become insanely clingy with me and has been refusing to take her nap all week. Well, except Thursday, when I was at work, when she allegedly went down for a 90 minute nap without a fuss!

On Tuesday we returned to our Bop Tots class and M had a lovely time, alternating between playing independently and coming back to me for the dancing bits. At 29 weeks pregnant, it’s getting harder to pick her up and dance with her, but fortunately M decided to rope Karen, the class teacher, in and requested that she picked her up for a dance, so that gave me a bit of a break!

M sitting on the sofa reading 'Hooray for Fish!' by Lucy CousinsWe’ve spent quite a bit of this week just chilling out at home, and this week’s Living Arrows photograph is reflective of that. M loves books and sharing stories – we spend most mornings when we’re not at a class, reading picture books together. But more recently, M has started to pick up books and look through them independently. She has also recently discovered my furry cushion (it only comes out in the winter, and I was really late in retrieving it from the cupboard this year!) and loves sitting on the sofa, leaning against it.

M loves this book, Hooray for Fish! by Lucy Cousins, which is why I chose it as the first book in my new early years book and activity series. If you haven’t seen it already, you can find the post here. I’m really excited about the series and I’m so looking forward to sharing more books and activities, as the year goes on!

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Living Arrows {2018} Week 3/53



  1. January 15, 2018 / 9:50 am

    Ooh not heard of “Hooray for Fish” will have to look into it for Aoife! M certainly looks like she enjoys it.

    • Jules
      January 15, 2018 / 12:13 pm

      It’s lovely! Definitely check out my play activity, too! x

      • January 18, 2018 / 8:25 pm

        Ooh I will do. Thank you x

  2. January 15, 2018 / 10:03 am

    Can’t wait to actually be able to read to Isabelle properly. I try now, but she merely wants to eat the book!

    • Jules
      January 15, 2018 / 11:19 am

      Oh bless her! How old is she? We’ve been reading to M since she was just a couple of weeks old.

    • Jules
      January 16, 2018 / 12:17 pm

      It’s so cute watching them, isn’t it?! M is 19 months old too x

  3. January 16, 2018 / 9:32 am

    I’m struggling to lift my baby girl as well, at 23 months old she’s very big for her age and being pregnant it’s hard when they are clingy. Hooray for Fish is a fab book! x


    • Jules
      January 16, 2018 / 12:16 pm

      Fortunately M is small for her age but it’s still getting harder by the day – especially putting her down in her cot! x

  4. January 16, 2018 / 11:10 am

    She looks so lovely reading that book. It is bittersweet when they become more independent isn’t it. Also, your pregnancy seems to be zooming by! Hope it feels the same for you.

    • Jules
      January 16, 2018 / 12:16 pm

      It does; in fact I can’t believe how quickly it’s gone! We’ll have a newborn in the house before we know it – I just hope we’ll be ready!!

  5. January 17, 2018 / 8:01 pm

    It’s so nice that she already loves reading so much already. I think sometimes cosy time at home is just what you need – and classes can’t be easy at 29 weeks pregnant x

    • Jules
      January 17, 2018 / 8:05 pm

      Not when she refuses dance and just wants me to pick her up and dance with her, which she did again this week! All good fun, though! x

  6. January 18, 2018 / 9:59 pm

    It’s exhausting when all they want to do is stay close and don’t nap, more so when you’re pregnant, hope your managing some rest too.

    • Jules
      January 18, 2018 / 11:23 pm

      I’m my own worst enemy as I always end up having late nights! Fortunately the napping situation has improved a little bit this week!

  7. January 21, 2018 / 4:53 pm

    Kipper is just starting to drop his nap too. He only has one and in my opinion its far too early unfortunately this differs to his opinion. Cant believe you are at 29 weeks already its flying by. Hope you have another relaxing week, the new series sounds brilliant. #LivingArrows

    • Jules
      January 22, 2018 / 9:47 am

      Thankfully the naps have returned but poor M now has chickenpox! I know, this pregnancy is going so quickly!

  8. January 21, 2018 / 11:55 pm

    I hope the naps are coming back (although I think I saw M has the pox so that might explain it!) – I hope she recovers quickly x #LivingArrows

    • Jules
      January 22, 2018 / 9:46 am

      Ha yes the naps have returned thankfully, although she was up every two hours last night! Obviously giving us practice for when the next one comes along! x

  9. January 22, 2018 / 9:28 am

    Not heard of the book but it’s great that she enjoys reading it! x

    • Jules
      January 22, 2018 / 9:45 am

      She does! I think we’ve created a bit of a bookworm actually! Glad to have introduced you to a new book! x

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