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.
Today we went to Witney to do shopping. Harriet had been waking loads in the night but she's very cute.
Today we went to Banbury Hill Farm for cosy tea and walk. But it was too cold and rainy for a nice walk and they didn't have fire!
Today I met up with a very kind lady in our village who helped me with translating a Danish knitting pattern I have. Afterwards I had some time alone without children to enjoy a cappuccino and tiffin. In the evening, Owen thanked me for making dinner and surprised me with his good manners.
Today Harriet had been munching on everything desperately and so it was because she was sprouting her first tooth. We gave her fish (salmon) for the first time and she loved it.
Today I took Owen to the flu clinic and then dropped him at nursery. He had a melt down when I was dropping him off and I had to leave him crying after me.
Today I had a speedy hospital appointment. Looking at my dear friend's smiling avatar, I still can't believe he is gone.
Today I received the shocking sad news of a friend’s sudden death. Goodbye, dear friend.
Today the sky was strange and yellow due to hurricane dust. We went to Witney to get supplies and Harriet wasn’t content to just lie in the buggy anymore.