Tuesday, 5th Sep 2017

Today Owen started preschool again after the holidays. I finished The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, which I found unexpectedly enjoyable (a lot of time for online tutorials and audiobooks as I was spending a lot of time breastfeeding!).

Monday, 4th Sep 2017

Today Craftsy had a free All-You-Can-Watch day, from which I learnt about Portuguese knitting (most fascinating), backwards knitting, and Eastern & Combination knitting techniques.

Sunday, 3rd Sep 2017

Today we went to Cogges farm with grandparents, Aunty Anne and Uncle Roger where Owen was attending Maddie's birthday party. When we were back home, we assembled Owen's new bed and he loved it so much he stayed in bed (before bedtime) even after we had all gone downstairs.

Saturday, 2nd Sep 2017

Today Owen's new bed was delivered, and grandparents came to visit. Owen was very happy, and Harriet napped for shorter than 2 hours all day!

Friday, 1st Sep 2017

Today we went to Witney to do some shopping and Peter was annoyed with me for not going by myself, but I was too afraid to drive there myself (also I'd been suffering from long term sleep deprivation, hence not a safe driver).

Wednesday, 30th Aug 2017

Today Owen went to nursery and I finally found the time to colour my hair. The weather has turned cold and wet again.

Tuesday, 29th Aug 2017

Today I didn't get out of my pyjamas at all, and didn't do very much. We started watching Westworld in the evening, and I started listening to Ghostwritten by David Mitchell.

Monday, 28th Aug 2017

Today Owen helped me make some very naughty chocolate cake. In the evening we watched Game of Thrones season finale (and didn't like it). In the middle of the night, Harriet was wide awake for 2.5hrs, and it took me another hour to get back to sleep afterwards.

Sunday, 27th Aug 2017

Today we took the children to Fairy Tale Farm at Chipping Norton. It was very hot. I saw loads of children having melt downs and tantrums, but strangely both our children were relatively happy and well behaved for once.

Saturday, 26th Aug 2017

Today we stayed home and tried to teach Owen to cycle on our street, Peter finally mowed the front lawn, and it actually started to feel warm like summer. In the evening we watched Atypical on Netflix.

Friday, 25th Aug 2017

Today we went to Witney to run errands and ran into Daisy. I finally sorted out the hand-me-downs for Harriet's 6-12 months clothes. One down on my todo list.

Thursday, 24th Aug 2017

Today I roused myself to do a bit of sketching with the little bit of free time I had in between things. Harriet woke 4 times last night between midnight to dawn.

Tuesday, 22nd Aug 2017

Today we went to see our mortgage advisor and Harriet cried and cried and wouldn't stop until I left the building, and cried again when I went back in. She's never been like this before.

Monday, 21st Aug 2017

Today I played with Owen all day long. We also unearthed Owen's old toys for Harriet to keep her occupied. 

Sunday, 20th Aug 2017

Today I started listening to The Boy on the Bridge on Audible. We stayed at home all day and Owen was very very bored. Poor him. Harriet seemed mad with hunger. In the evening we watched The Girl With All The Gifts, the book is definitely much better than the movie, Glenn Close or not!

Saturday, 19th Aug 2017

Today Peter took the children to the park in the morning to give me a break, and ran into several other dads in the park and had a great time socialising with them. In the afternoon we went to Witney to get supplies and I finished The Girl With All The Gifts. In the evening we watched Bridget Jone's Baby.

Friday, 18th Aug 2017

Today I was absorbed in The Girl with All the Gifts, and could see the similarities between baby Harriet and the 'hungries' in the book.

Thursday, 17th Aug 2017

Today baby's sleep seemed to be getting worse. I was showing signs of long term sleep deprivation. I rarely get to sleep longer than 2hrs blocks since having baby, and have been missing REM sleep. Who can blame me for being moody, tired, forgetful, stupid and dysfunctional?