L. and I spent our first day home falling back into our old routines, enjoying all the things (and the little dog) that we missed while we were away, and catching up on sleep. It's been lovely.
I know L. had fun visiting friends, seeing new places, playing with her cousins, discovering rocky beaches, sliding and swinging in new playgrounds, and hugging her grandma and grandpa. But it's been interesting to watch her changes in behavior over the last few weeks.
Even though I know she had fun, too many days without naps caught up with her. So did the stress of being away from home and missing her other grandmother and our dog. She went from using the potty the majority of the time to almost not wanting to use it at all. She went from not nursing at night to nursing for hours on end (day and night). She's been adventurous and extra clingy at the same time.
She's relaxed since we got home. She was so happy her to see her dog. But she was sad that J. had to go to work. She liked having us all together. She really missed him today.
I missed him too. I'm looking forward to the weekend.