Today we took the children to Fairy Tale Farm at Chipping Norton. It was very hot. I saw loads of children having melt downs and tantrums, but strangely both our children were relatively happy and well behaved for once.
Today we stayed home and tried to teach Owen to cycle on our street, Peter finally mowed the front lawn, and it actually started to feel warm like summer. In the evening we watched Atypical on Netflix.
Today we went to Witney to run errands and ran into Daisy. I finally sorted out the hand-me-downs for Harriet's 6-12 months clothes. One down on my todo list.
Today I roused myself to do a bit of sketching with the little bit of free time I had in between things. Harriet woke 4 times last night between midnight to dawn.
Today we had dinner really late and ended up putting baby to sleep at 10pm!
Today we went to see our mortgage advisor and Harriet cried and cried and wouldn't stop until I left the building, and cried again when I went back in. She's never been like this before.
Today I played with Owen all day long. We also unearthed Owen's old toys for Harriet to keep her occupied.
Today I started listening to The Boy on the Bridge on Audible. We stayed at home all day and Owen was very very bored. Poor him. Harriet seemed mad with hunger. In the evening we watched The Girl With All The Gifts, the book is definitely much better than the movie, Glenn Close or not!
Today Peter took the children to the park in the morning to give me a break, and ran into several other dads in the park and had a great time socialising with them. In the afternoon we went to Witney to get supplies and I finished The Girl With All The Gifts. In the evening we watched Bridget Jone's Baby.
Today I was absorbed in The Girl with All the Gifts, and could see the similarities between baby Harriet and the 'hungries' in the book.
Today baby's sleep seemed to be getting worse. I was showing signs of long term sleep deprivation. I rarely get to sleep longer than 2hrs blocks since having baby, and have been missing REM sleep. Who can blame me for being moody, tired, forgetful, stupid and dysfunctional?
Today Owen went to nursery and I got a short break. Harriet has been a nightmare in the nights. In the evening we watched 10 Cloverfield Lane.
Today we took Owen to the soft play at the garden centre and he wanted to go home after just 2 minutes.
Today we went to Witney where we met up with Daisy, and the children were being very good.
Today we took the children to the park and I had a good time playing with Owen. We gave Harriet some yogurt to eat.
Today I decided I don't like school holidays. We stayed home and I got annoyed with Harriet for not napping and with Owen for being clingy (he couldn't be by himself for even just one minute). We gave Harriet some cherries to eat and she loved it.
Today we took the children out to Blenheim Palace.
Today I have completely recovered from my illness finally! I also upgraded our broadband and got a great deal for it. We fed Harriet avocado and banana for the first time, and she seemed to like it. Think she'll be quite an epicurean. It felt like just yesterday when she was a wriggly red newborn baby.
Today I feel much better and we even ventured to Witney to collect Peter's new glasses.
Today I discovered Ibuprofen for children. Harriet didn't seem to hate them as much as she does Calpol. In the afternoon I had an online chat with my sister.