congratulations and wow, what fantastic news, you are truly blessed!
we also have 6 (oldest 11, youngest just turned 1) and I love it and really want more! so what if I'm tired? It's fab to have a large family and although hard work, it is wonderful that they will be able to share so much!
It's very important that you keep healthy and look after yourself - I used to take multivitamins, fish oils, acidophilus capsules and Solgar gentle iron to keep me going and ward off illnesses. pg and ill is awful.
you will need lots of help from family & friends - also ask your gp or midwife to pu t you in touch with Surestart, dedicated charity to help young families in the home. mums with older kids and a bit of time are the helpers, who will do no domestic chores as they are volunteers, but will play with the kids while you feed babies or watch the newborn while you aer having a nap or a bath.
things like batch cooking and freezing meals ahead, getting a cleaner (best £20 I spend every week!), lowering standards and being generally well organized will help on a practical level.
how to actually cope with the kids is one of those easier-said-than- done things - you know you need to be loving, patient, inventive at problem solving, pay attention and keep them entertained and so on, but after almost 12 years as a mum I still wonder how to do it successfully! I hope someone will know the answer!
Thanks for the advice and tips amazing. I try to look after myself as much as possible. I'm Vegetarian but taking everything I need to advised by my consultant (consultant-led as high risk birth due to being twins).
I'll talk over the cleaner with dh and I have my father and cousin not too far away for help. We pretty much have organisation and routines set up already. I think I "cope" pretty well it's just overwhelming to be adding 2 not 1 addition haha.
Well I had similar age gaps to you, but stopped after the two singletons and the first set of twins! At least you know you have the systems and skills in place to cope. Do look after yourself though; two twin pregnancies in such a short space of tine is a challenge on the body.
As we're managing fine now, and are coping well. We've decided to look around for a cleaner because I think it'll be a wise investment and save me stressing and him worrying if I'm doing too much.
GF already takes ds and dd on Mon and Fri but since dts are now taking learner bottles as well as breast I may ask him to take them as well so I can have 2 days to fit in me time and look and do a bit crafts.
So we're on our way to figuring it out.
Three I try. I try not to do too much and dh is great at knowing the signs and glaring at me until I lie down.