Okay, so having 6 kids is A LOT harder than having 5. Or maybe I got spoiled because there was a bigger-than-usual gap between the last two babies, Becky and Anna, and Becky was starting to get really easy to handle. Or maybe I'm just not 20 anymore, as I have been told recently. :)
In spite of my husband and mother-in-law helping me pretty much around the clock since Anna's birth, in spite of the fact that she is an "easy baby", and in spite of mountains of disposable dishes, I still feel stretched to my limits, and then some. But then, seems like that is how I have felt with the addition of every one of the other kids, too.
The main thing I find hard to deal with, other than the increased workload, is the NOISE LEVEL. Our boys have two volumes: "off", and "loud", and the only time they are "off" is when they are sleeping. They also only know to close doors by slamming them. The girls are not much quieter.
The other hard thing is the mental energy that I spend just trying to juggle the needs and cares of all the individual kids. My mind is now being pulled in yet one more direction. It really feels like a circus act.
Anyway, I'll post more soon, once I find a bit of a groove. Sorry, no pictures either tonight, too tired for that.