Living Arrows 5/52

You turned three months old on Friday. 

I returned to work today.

In truth I don’t have much energy for writing right now; my mind is on other things.  So I asked your other mother, the mother who eats and sleeps and breathes you, to put you down and contribute a couple of sentences to your Living Arrows post for this week.  She didn’t put you down.  She picked up her wrap and tied you to her one on the front and one on the back.  And here is what she had to say:

‘You are delightful.

You smile when you see us, and wave your arms when you want to be picked up. You kick your legs and gurgle. Sometimes you laugh. You squirm with wide eyes when you are tickled, and break out in huge grins when we play with you. Lysander, you cuddle like a koala when you are put up on a shoulder, huge eyes staring at the world from the safety of mama’s arms. Balthazar, you are affectionate; you seem to know how to stroke hands and faces sometimes, and you cling on to what we are wearing to make sure that we know you don’t want to be put down.

You are genuinely fascinated by the world around you, wanting to look at and grab everything and see everyone’s faces. We are genuinely fascinated by you; your facial expressions and movements, your development, your curiosity. You are beginning to know who you are.

You are constant, you are warmth, you are love. You are ours and we, caught up in everything that you do, are yours.

We are lucky.’

I am lucky.  The four of you make every day brighter.

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9 Comments

  1. February 2, 2015 / 10:35 pm

    Oh aren’t they just so sweet together in their matching but not matching hats – and I love how you’ve captured part of their personalities, the things that makes them different, not just twins!

  2. February 2, 2015 / 11:00 pm

    Love the expressions. And the hats!

  3. February 3, 2015 / 12:39 am

    Beautiful words and such gorgeous little boys. Those first few months can get a little tedious doing similar things again and again but when they start to recognise what you are doing and gurgle, laugh, play and cuddle makes it all the more special.

  4. February 3, 2015 / 12:10 pm

    Oh they’re getting to the fun age! I love that moment in time when their little personalities start to show. It really does make up for the hard slog that came before it.

  5. February 3, 2015 / 11:08 pm

    The words you always write for them make me feel really emotional- so raw and beautiful. x

  6. February 4, 2015 / 4:21 pm

    aww they are so loved these precious little ones, and you are all very lucky to have each other. So wanted, so loved and so blessed. Gorgeous pic #livingarrows

  7. February 5, 2015 / 6:40 pm

    Wow – they are just so super cute, love the hats!! xx

  8. February 6, 2015 / 8:55 pm

    Wonderful words from both of you, and your babies are simply gorgeous! Your words have so been so beautifully put together I almost feel like I can touch the love. x

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