Living Arrows: Windy Smiles

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?!


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  1. June 27, 2016 / 9:30 pm

    Awwww. How can you not fall in love with that little face. Soooooo Cute.

    Thanks for Sharing

    John M.

  2. Mommy's Little Princesses
    June 28, 2016 / 12:20 pm

    Awww this is such a beautifully sweet capture!xx #livingarrows

  3. Emilie
    June 28, 2016 / 4:08 pm

    Definitely smiling with her eyes! That can’t be wind 🙂 #LivingArrows

  4. June 28, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    Gorgeous! Don’t be so sure it’s just wind either, Baby Lighty smiled from 4 weeks! 🙂

  5. June 28, 2016 / 9:05 pm

    Aww, such a cute little face! My second daughter has just turned four weeks old and I’m getting so excited waiting for her first smile #livingarrows

  6. June 29, 2016 / 2:18 pm

    Awww I can truly relate to the feeding and lovely baby smiles whether or not they are brought on by wind. #livingarrows

  7. July 1, 2016 / 8:24 pm

    It always amazes me when they start to get more alert and they have good chunks of being awake too. She is gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking up – I look forward to watching her grow x

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