Living Arrows | Three

Someone is trying his best to walk, in the Button house. He’s almost there, which means I need to move everything in the house up a few inches to safety. we finally relented and fixed our stair gate up, which annoyed BB no end — he’s been emptying boxes and slamming cupboard doors ever since, I’m pretty sure it’s his way of protesting.

As you read this post, I’m probably at the Doctor’s surgery with BB while he has his twelve month vaccinations — I’ve dreaded these for a few months now but the day has arrived. I’m hoping he isn’t too flustered by them, but as his sleep is already wacky I’m not holding my breath.

I posted this weekend about our sleep journey, which is ironic as he’s chosen this week to start getting up at 4am. I think the recent bout of colds and a troublesome tooth have caused him to regress a little, and I’ve found it pretty difficult going some nights this week. Getting up every hour is hard, getting up every hour when it’s so cold is even harder.

I’m still breastfeeding (and coincidentally yes, he feeds to sleep!) and he’s showing no signs of giving it up just yet. Lots of Mums I know have already weaned, which makes me worry I’m breastfeeding him too long? Is that even possible? I always thought he’d give it up gradually in his own time!

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 still feeding my little one she’s just turned 1. She doesn’t feed to sleep we’ve changed her routine where by I feed her of an evening and then Daddy puts her to bed and gives her a cuddle and she then sleeps through until 7-8am for a morning feed. That’s all she has unless she’s not feeling great. I have no intention of weaning her yet, I think everyone is different and you do what works for you! Good luck with the injections!

  • I hope the vaccinations went well – and he might even have started walking now – it’s such an exciting time! They learn so much in such a short amount of time x

    • I’m trying not to worry, but friends/family are already probing with the question “Oh, when are you stopping?” Which makes me feel like I’m already over some sort of unspoken deadline!

  • Hope he’s feeling ok now after his jabs, just seen in the comments that he was a bit under the weather with them. And I really wouldn’t worry about the breastfeeding, I don’t think there is a right time to stop, other than when you both feel ready! x #LivingArrows

    • He was grumpy for a few days, but seems back to his usual self now — those are the last ones for a while thankfully, and although I have to watch him for a fortnight (it can take 2 weeks for side effects to happen) I’m hoping he’s back to himself! 😊💛

  • I hope the vaccinations don’t cause too much trouble – my littlest had his pre-school ones a couple of weeks ago and I don’t think I’ve heard him cry as much or for as long for a long time! Thankfully once he’d got over actually having them they don’t seem to have caused any other ill effects. And good luck with the sleep – I had two sleep thieves (and one who still likes to sleep in my bed for most of the night too!) #LivingArrows

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