I need to say this somewhere and the news will not be received well by our families (mine in particular). I'm pregnant with our 6th child. I'm not overly overwhelmed by the pregnancy as last time, but am wondering how to balance responsibilities. I'm trying to give my children the one-on-one time they need (they are 12, 8, 6, 4, and 2 (still nursing)), look after our house, and deal with health issues in 2 of my children (unknown cause in one, borderline Type 1 diabetes in other - long story - tests point to Type 1, but looks like dietary changes staved it off so far), deal with special diets (clean diet, gluten free headed towards grain free, fermented dairy only, no sulfites, have our own garden, etc. My oldest child is the one with high blood sugar issues - the struggle at the moment is to deal with moods related to blood sugar and to help her navigate middle school - the time she actually helps around the house is minimal, 2nd is ill as well - have dealt with blindness in one eye (vision has come back after a week) and severe stomach issues lately. Hubby is having to work extra. My littles try to be helpful and teaching them will pay off, but is slow. I look at it as an investment, but it doesn't do a lot to keep the house in order. I ma weeding out stuff as the design of our house is less than conducive to a large family - It was designed for family of four,five max. Any thoughts/suggestions as to how to keep my head above water? I am Christian and have some friends around, no family around (and hubby's parents are deteriorating quickly and are 3 1/2 hrs away and we're trying to work into extra visits with hubby and one or two children at a time, mine are just bitter and judgmental and not healthy for us to be around - my mom threatened to castrate my hubby last time I got pregnant!). My fisth pregnancy I had a single period and ovulated 10 days late due to antibiotics. This time, I seem to have ovulated substantially early. I'm 40 too, but am healthier=r than I was with my first pregnancy. Sorry for the rant, just need to express myself somewhere.