At the same time depending on the timing it makes for long periods in between visits. My husbands parents come out about every 6 months for 2 weeks. But because we were expecting their usual planned trip in the spring was postponed 3 months. But that's OK, they will be here!
We love getting to spend time with them. Our children miss being near their grandparents and aunts, uncles, cousins. It is hard when we know they are gathering for family or holiday events that we will never know. Somehow having them here with babies are born makes it all seem OK, if only for a little while.
If we decide to have more children perhaps we'll need to plan the due date close to a major holiday like Christmas! That may be the only our children will know what a Christmas with family around is like.
So my mother flew in yesterday and since then I've been busy getting all the last minute things I need to do without bringing all the kids with me. It has been heaven, and it's only been two days.