To be completely honest, I haven't been adjusting back to life in Australia very well. I'm much more homesick that I normally am when I get back to Sydney. I had such a wonderful time in Vancouver, and I guess I just wasn't ready to leave.
While we were away, I got used to having my husband home with me. My mom was also around to help whenever she wasn't at work, and between the 3 of us, taking care of a baby was made oh so much easier! I didn't have to cook any meals or do any laundry, and in the morning, someone would take Clemmie so I could sleep in (until 7 or 8 am, my new idea of a sleep in). The day after we got back to Sydney, my husband went to work. It was such a shock to spend the whole (long) day alone with Clementine and to have to cook and clean too.
The other struggle has been that we're all jet lagged, Clementine especially. She's been waking up at 3 or 4 am, ready to party. So I'm operating with an even greater level of fatigue than before, and it's making me most unproductive. The suitcases remained on the floor for a good 5 days before I could get to them, and even now, half of their contents are just strewn around the apartment.
Sorry for the whinge; I just had to get that off my chest. And it's really not so bad. It has been quite nice to sleep in my bed and see my friends here, and people (my in laws especially) have been very helpful to me as we get back in the swing of things. I'm sure I'll start to feel better as the jet lag eases, and in the meantime, I'll enjoy the beautiful summery weather that we're having.