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.
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.
Today grandpa came to visit and took Owen off our hands. In the morning we took Owen to tumble tots for the first time.
Today we just stayed home all day.
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.
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).
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!
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.
Today I took Owen to the cinema to watch Ballerina, and he was terrified though it wasn't scary at all.
Today Peter took Owen to Little Wild Things (forest school), but Owen didn't seem to enjoy it as much as before.
Today we stayed home and I finally knitted a hat for Alice's baby.
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.
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.
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.
Today I did even more cleaning and we rearranged the furniture again.
Today Owen started preschool and came home very happy and suddenly more grown up. I did a lot of vacuuming today and even cleaned the car, and so was happy too.
Today Peter took Owen to the toddler group. After that we just stayed home and I read Owen loads of books.
Today grandparents came to visit. Owen had a great time. I was ill from diarrhoea and stomach cramps.
Today we went to Witney and Owen ran into his best friend at Cafe Nero.
Today was my last day at work before starting my year long maternity leave. Owen finally got well enough to go back to nursery.