Josh and I got back from Toronto last week and we had a blast. We were away for a month and, for the first time ever, I felt like it was good to be back home in Vancouver. Not even when I went to Europe for almost 3 months in 2002 was I this happy to come home!
People have asked me: Did you have a good vacation? Vacation takes on a new meaning once you have a baby. Was it relaxing? Uhhh...no. Did you have a good time? I had an excellent time. So, basically, it was awesome to visit family and friends and for many people to meet Josh for the first time. But, it was alot of work and I missed Brian and Nikita terribly!
Also, I thought that being in Toronto that long, I'd have plenty of time to visit with all my friends. Well, I didn't get to see everyone that I had hoped and man, did it ever feel like the whole trip left me running around!
I do recommend taking the time when you are on maternity leave to go away for awhile and get a change of scenery. It's always nice when the "whole" family can go, but that's obviously not always possible. I think I would have been able to be away for longer if Brian and Nikita were with us!