Living Arrows | Fifteen

This photo was taken on a recent press trip to Coral Island in Blackpool which I’ll be posting about this week, but I couldn’t help but share this snap of my little culinarily delight munching away on onion rings and rib meat. As long as it isn’t egg, he adores his food!

I don’t want to jinx anything, but I need to share something. For the last two nights, my sleepless little man has managed to sleep from 6.30pm until 1am, which is unheard of. It also means I get a good stretch at the beginning of the night which is great for me feeling a little better — I’m still exhausted, just not as exhausted as exhausted meant before.

He’s been exploring like crazy this week! It’s so hard to contain this little bundle of curiosity, I spend my days running around after him trying to find the healthy balance between helicopter parenting and complete abandonment. He does bonk himself on the noggin quite a lot which I mentioned to the health visitor last week at his one year (and five months..) checkup — she assured me it was normal. I get worried sometimes because he can have lots of little bruises, goodness knows what people think!

She did mention that he has something called a ‘pseudo-squint’ too. I have had a few people ask me if he has a squint before, and some people being insistent — I’ve always denied it strongly as his eyes look fine to me. It makes sense now — a pseudo-squint is caused by the bridge of his nose not growing in yet, meaning he has a little flap of skin overhanging one tear duct by the slightest amount. His eyes are fine (I knew they were, perhaps because I have him close up a lot more than most?) but he has to see a specialist regardless to keep an eye on his nose growing in. Baby Button has a true Button nose!

Living Arrows

Living Arrows is about celebrating childhood and its trials & tribulations. The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” and each Monday I’m going to share a moment from our week. Over the course of 52 weeks, I’ll have a series of snapshots built up which shows my little boy blossoming!

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  • I’m so glad he’s done some better nights sleeping, it’s amazing what a difference it makes isn’t it? Although I always find that the more sleep the kids let me have, the rougher I feel… I think your body suddenly remembers it needs sleep!

    • That’s actually been pretty spot on this week — I’m exhausted! But his sleep has reverted back to his every hour and a half waking too which means I feel worse than before as he’s treated me to a few nights sleeping better!

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