Today Harriet was still terrible in the night. How can such a cute baby in the day be so horrible at night? In the morning, Peter took the children to the toddler group so I could have more sleep. Then in the afternoon Peter took Owen to Maddie’s house for play date while I stayed home with Harriet.
Today we all woke up late, after 10am, as both children had been waking up multiple times in the night. In the afternoon Peter took Owen to the cinema to watch Paddington Bear while I stayed home to make sure Harriet napped.
Today we went to the Christmas market at Cogges farm. Harriet was quite overtired from skipping her nap, and Owen had been trying our patience.
Today Owen finally got a star for not having any potty accidents. We brought out the Christmas box from the attic and started the advent calendar. Poor Harriet is constipated again. I spent the day drawing drafts for our extension.
Today I did more IKEAing and finished Owen's new desk (it is much bigger than envisoned, but he is such a good academic boy who deserves a desk unmolested by annoying baby hands). Also started to contact people for the house's extension. Hopefully can get everything done before 2019! Quite excited about my upcoming new year resolutions (will involve decluttering and less shopping).
Today the man from the shop came to access our house for the new fireplace. Quite excited about it though it won't be done before winter is over. Why didn't we think of installing the fire before it got cold?
Today we both got very cross with Owen for not putting enough effort into potty training. In the evening I did some IKEAing.
Today Peter took the kids to the toddler group. In the evening after dinner we listened to chillout music, dimmed the lights and danced with the children.
Today I made lamb stew in the oven and then we went out to Witney shopping. It was nice to come home to the smell of dinner.
Today we had a lovely time at Banbury Hill Farm with my friends Alice and Simon. Owen seemed to like them very much too. Nice to have friends.
Today I received loads of parcels (partly due to John Lewis individually packing everything in my order), so much so I got laughed at by the delivery lady. Poor Harriet still struggling to poop so I took her to see the doctor.
Today poor Harriet had constipation and seemed in pain and didn't sleep very well. My cold had developed into an annoying cough, drowning me in phlegm.
Today I did more shopping (don't worry, most of them will be returned to the shops), and we started watching The Good Place, which we loved. Good to have found a new TV series to watch.
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.