Last weekend my parents as well as my grandma (my dad’s mom) came to the Quad Cities for a couple days to help out and give me a little bit of relief. It was perfect timing since earlier in the week I had the flu and Makenzie had the start of pneumonia and by the end of the week I had a sinus infection and Makenzie had an ear infection… not to mention her sleeping habits went from stellar 11 hours straight to waking up every 2-3 hours the WHOLE MONTH OF FEBRUARY! I guess she just wanted to hang out and have more mommy time! Thank goodness, today is Friday and Brian comes home TOMORROW after being gone for a total of 27 out of 37 days between February and March (like I’m counting, ha)! Despite her runny nose, cough, ear infection, and feeling overall crummy and run down, she sure had an amazing amount of smiles, laughs, and giggles for her Great Grandma Seering and Grandma and Papa Streblow. I have to say, she sure loved my dad’s voice. Whenever he would talk, she stopped to find him in the room and when she found him, gave him a huge smile. So sweet.
A big thank you to Grandma, Mom, and Dad for helping me out. Just having you all there made me feel less stressed and like I could breathe for a moment. Thanks mom for taking a day off of work and to Grandma for sleeping on the couch and Dad for sleeping on the air mattress (even when the air mattress deflated early in the night, my dad just moved to the middle so we didn’t have to make any noise re-blowing it up).
Here are a few pictures (ok, a lot) from last weekend.