Today I didn't go out to meet up with friends because I had a horrible cold, and so did Harriet, and everyone at home. I did a lot of pre-black-friday shopping, which I probably shouldn't have done if I had just an ounce of impulse control.
Today I snipped my hair off because it was too troublesome. Owen was at home all day and very bored. Harriet was very happy mostly and ate a lot. We've reshuffled the dining area so she now sits next to Owen, which she loves. I racked my brains over Christmas presents.
Today we went out to lunch at the deli and then went to the new community centre library and park. We had a good day and everyone was happy and well behaved.
Today I was exhausted again from Harriet waking up a lot in the night (and not going back to sleep after feeding). We stayed in all day and listened to Alexa loop fireplace sounds. Owen's been a very good boy lately.
Today I took Harriet out to the village fireplace shop to have a chat about installing one. Then I had cake while waiting to pick Owen up from nursery.
Today Harriet was still pooping all night which was exhausting for us both. I woke at 2pm as a result!
Today Harriet had diarrhoea all night. Owen finally did a proper big poo in the toilet. We were both very excited and admired it before flushing it away. Tempted to take a photo but that might’ve been too weird.
Today Harriet woke in the night with a massive poop. In the morning we visited the village primary school in anticipation of Owen’s admission next year. Exciting! Poor Harriet had diarrhoea all day. My credit card got blocked for shopaholic activities. The man from the bank listed my transgressions and made me admit to each before releasing my card. I had a migraine.
Today Harriet slept through the night! Sadly I didn’t as I was bad and addicted to online shopping. In the morning Peter took the children to the village toddler group while I cleaned the house.
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.