Saturday, 18th Nov 2017

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.

Friday, 17th Nov 2017

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.

Thursday, 16th Nov 2017

Today Harriet was still pooping all night which was exhausting for us both. I woke at 2pm as a result!

Wednesday, 15th Nov 2017

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.

Tuesday, 14th Nov 2017

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.

Monday, 13th Nov 2017

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.

Sunday, 12th Nov 2017

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.

Saturday, 11th Nov 2017

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.

Friday, 10th Nov 2017

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.

Thursday, 9th Nov 2017

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.

Wednesday, 8th Nov 2017

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).

Tuesday, 7th Nov 2017

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.

Monday, 6th Nov 2017

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.

Sunday, 5th Nov 2017

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.

Saturday, 4th Nov 2017

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.

Friday, 3rd Nov 2017

Today I made fish pie. Harriet was still waking frequently in the night and I  finished reading Leviathan Wakes while feeding her.

Wednesday, 1st Nov 2017

Today we went to The Bull to claim our free lunch, the prize of a lucky raffle. Afterwards we went to collect Owen from preschool where he threw a tantrum and refused to walk. So we stood on the pavement, with him bawling (and people coming out of their houses to investigate), for 45mins!

Tuesday, 31st Oct 2017

Today Harriet was very fussy and tired from missing her nap so we hurried and put her to bed early. Owen too, was fussy and tired, and had thrown a tantrum during dinner over the halloween sweets,  so no trick or treating for him.

Monday, 30th Oct 2017

Today was a beautiful day. We went to the library again and Owen played with another boy there. We had Rico’s pizza for dinner. Harriet still didn’t nap well and still had a terrible nappy rash.