Tuesday, 28th Feb 2017

Today we went to the hospital for an induction and our new baby girl was born before midnight!

Monday, 27th Feb 2017

Today grandparents came down to stay in anticipation of our hospital appointment for induction tomorrow morning. Sadly it seems we're going to have to induce labour this time as well.

Saturday, 25th Feb 2017

Today we went to the midwife to try to get some membrane sweep done to encourage labour, however was told we couldn't do it as baby's head was not low enough. So we went to Cafe Nero in Chipping Norton where Owen was hyper and happy to be out.

Friday, 24th Feb 2017

Today I finally got to eat my favourite coffee walnut cake at Jaffa & Neale bookshop cafe and even got to do some sketching in peace (Owen at nursery). It was enjoyable.

Thursday, 23rd Feb 2017

Today I finally got a replacement laptop from my workplace. It is quite slow and noisy, but is good enough for my maternity leave. Sadly still no baby though my colleague who's also expecting, had their baby yesterday! Quite jealous.

Wednesday, 22nd Feb 2017

Today I had a midwife appointment, after which we visited my workplace to pick something up, and went to Banbury Hill Farm for tea where I did some sketching.

Tuesday, 21st Feb 2017

Today Owen threw a massive tantrum when Peter refused to play his favourite game of making every spoonful of dinner 'talk'. We had to explain to him how tiresome it was for us to do that constantly. Eventually we reached some sort of resolution and it seemed our relationship has grown stronger.

Monday, 20th Feb 2017

Today grandpa came to visit and took Owen off our hands. In the morning we took Owen to tumble tots for the first time.

Saturday, 18th Feb 2017

Today still no baby. We went to Witney to get supplies and Owen was happy and hyper all day, making Peter and I quite exhausted.

Friday, 17th Feb 2017

Today I was disappointed that the baby didn't want to be born on this beautiful date that I had chosen for her birthday (17-02-2017, all prime numbers).

Thursday, 16th Feb 2017

Today Owen was excited to go to tennis lessons but ended up feeling bad as he was the only new kid amongst the mostly older kids, and was lost and left out. "Want to go home and see mama," he said dejectedly. Poor boy!

Wednesday, 15th Feb 2017

Today Owen went to nursery and I got the afternoon free to sketch and paint the house across the street from the living room window.

Tuesday, 14th Feb 2017

Today I took Owen to the cinema to watch Ballerina, and he was terrified though it wasn't scary at all.

Monday, 13th Feb 2017

Today Peter took Owen to Little Wild Things (forest school), but Owen didn't seem to enjoy it as much as before.

Saturday, 11th Feb 2017

Today I felt depressed thinking that once the short break is over (while Owen is in nursery and before new baby comes) we'll again have no life or freedom for the next ten(?) years. Won't be able to go to the cinema to watch grown up movies, go to nice restaurants, relax at cafe, go out without faffing about with kids, or even just go out in the evening. We've only managed to go to the cinema once in the past 3 years without Owen. It makes me want to scream and cry. 

Friday, 10th Feb 2017

Today we spent hours at Cafe Nero while Owen was in nursery (and I'm on maternity leave and new baby not arrived yet). I was sketching and 'relaxing', but again it wasn't as good as I'd expected.

Thursday, 9th Feb 2017

Today we went to the cafe at Banbury Hill Farm for coffee while Owen was in nursery, but it wasn't as amazing as I'd thought it would be.