Today we finally managed to leave the house for a very short walk before it got dark and Owen had fun at the puddles though he tripped and fell into one. It was a clear beautiful day and felt very wintery. I spent a lot of time looking at dining tables and furniture. The nesting instinct is strong.
Today we went to Witney quite late for some quick shopping. Finally got Owen new wellies from Next. It was dark by the time we came back. We started eating mince pies and listening to Christmas music.
Today Harriet went back to waking loads in the night. We discovered a folder of notes about Owen from his nursery which was very entertaining read.
Today Harriet only woke up twice in the night! A massive improvement from her usual 6-7 times a night. It was also a poo day for me as both Harriet and Owen gave me loads of soiled clothing and textiles to wash! And Owen got his new shoes soaked with wee.
Today Owen started potty training again and had a few accidents. I over baked an apple cake. It was getting cold and I spent loads of time researching for / dreaming of a fireplace. I finally got Owen cheap new shoes from not-Clarks (they’re from Next).
Today I blacked out while rushing from bed to feed Harriet and Peter found me on the floor. In the afternoon we went to the preschool for a chat about Owen’s progress. They thought he might be the academic sort.
Today I didn't sleep very much again. In the morning Peter took the children to the village toddler group and they all had a great time. Owen was very good all day and even ate his dinner! Harriet was a bit broken and not sleeping well.
Today we stayed home all day. In the evening, we resumed catching up The Great British Bakeoff now that we had finished Stranger Things season 2.
Today we went to the Bonfire night at Charlbury and Owen was frightened by the fireworks. He really loved it last year. I finally bought the expensive baby carrier I had been coveting for years and it felt great though it didn't magically make Harriet lighter.
Today I made fish pie. Harriet was still waking frequently in the night and I finished reading Leviathan Wakes while feeding her.
Today I drove to Aldi in Chipping Norton for the first time and didn’t drive too badly.
Today we went to The Bull to claim our free lunch, the prize of a lucky raffle. Afterwards we went to collect Owen from preschool where he threw a tantrum and refused to walk. So we stood on the pavement, with him bawling (and people coming out of their houses to investigate), for 45mins!
Today Harriet was very fussy and tired from missing her nap so we hurried and put her to bed early. Owen too, was fussy and tired, and had thrown a tantrum during dinner over the halloween sweets, so no trick or treating for him.
Today was a beautiful day. We went to the library again and Owen played with another boy there. We had Rico’s pizza for dinner. Harriet still didn’t nap well and still had a terrible nappy rash.
Today grandparents visited us. Owen had a great time with them. We went to the new community centre and park and I ran into Helen.
Today Peter and I had yet another argument about my fear of driving. Nobody understands and being bullied about it like this just makes it worse.
Today Harriet continued to be fussy and had difficulty napping / sleeping too. She had a terrible nappy rash, and so did Owen. I spent all day looking at disgusting pictures of rashes on the internet. I finally took her to see the doctor, who just thought it was a common nappy rash. Poor baby, she was in such agony at the bath.
Today I had to feed Harriet 8 times in the night despite having fever myself.
Today I was feverish and achey from a new cold. Harriet had been unsettled too. So I didn’t take Owen out and let Harriet cry a lot and just been a bad parent in general. Still feel sad about friend’s death but what can I do?
Today we again forgot to let Harriet have her second nap and perhaps that's why she kept waking up after she had gone to bed.