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!).
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.
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.
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!
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).
Today I stayed home and fed baby loads of food.
Today Owen went to nursery and I finally found the time to colour my hair. The weather has turned cold and wet again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today we had dinner really late and ended up putting baby to sleep at 10pm!
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.
Today I played with Owen all day long. We also unearthed Owen's old toys for Harriet to keep her occupied.
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!
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.
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.
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?