With the added family here and the extra kids (and 2 more adults), I'm truly surprised how much as human beings we can stretch without breaking. I literally expected the worst. I did have a family living with us back in 2009 but it was a different situation and I was also different. I couldn't handle a whole lot of stress and I really did feel I was gonna break.
As soon as the 3 extra kids moved in, we added them to the daily chore list. Just to make the transition easier for them, I took the easiest chore from each of my kids so they can just get used to everything. It's working out well so I don't think I'll be changing it at all. I'm not saying their chore is like picking up one piece of paper, I just didn't want to overwhelm them and give them the hardest ones right off the bat. My kids are keeping their main chores as is.
Today I'm 4 months pregnant. Wheeeeee!!!! My little boy is growing, has a very strong heartbeat, and I've only gained 4 lbs so far. Hallelujah. Ha ha. I'm still thinking his name will be Jaxon but don't you think Dash is more appropriate for a boy name in this family? Ha.