Oh wow, what a fun thread!
I'd be sure to let my church know I'd accept any and all help- babysitters, mother's helpers, meals, etc- that they wanted to give. Cause having that many newborns, there's no way two people could do it by themselves. I know dh and I would need help.
We would stay in military housing but we'd be able to get one more bedroom than we have now (I think 4 bedrooms is the most our military housing has). So 4 bedrooms for 8 kids (the sextuplets plus our older 2) and dh & me would work out.
I think I'd write a car company or Oprah and ask them to donate a large van.
I'd probably write Graco about getting free carseats. Cause after all, having sextuplets is huge and would make the news, and wouldn't the company's love their names being up there as helping us?
As for AP, I wouldn't plan on it. Whatever happens happens. I don't think I could ever commit to a specific type of parenting plan with that many kids of the same age.
Now, for breastfeeding, I would only breastfeed the smaller/unhealthier/weaker ones. I'm sure that sounds harsh, but whichever 1 or 2 of the babies truly needs that breastmilk would get it. I'm sure some will think that's unfair, but I only have two boobs and can only make so much milk! I'm only one person, and if one of my babies desperately needs that milk to give him or her an equal chance as the others, well, that one would get it.
Co-sleeping? No way. Nu uh, not happening. I would absolutely NEED some good quality sleep at night to survive the days without having a mental breakdown. If I can't get enough rest I'm not going to be capable of taking care of the babies. So they would be in their crib's in their own room's.
On a totally vein, shallow note, I can't even imagine what having 6 babies at once would do to my body. I think I'd write those shows that do cosmetic surgery and ask them for a tummy tuck or whatever I'd need to get my body back.
Baby wearing... not sure. Probably.
Scheduling? Heck ya. I can't imagine what utter chaos my home would be without a schedule with that many babies. I can't even imagine.
Also, I think I'd find a couple sitter's once a week- or once every two weeks if we can't afford it every week- and dh and I go spend a date night alone. We would NEED some us time, away from the babies, to keep our marriage strong.
I would also have to try and spend some time with my older two alone often- or as often as possible- so they don't feel too pushed to the side by the other 6.
Anyway, that's my take on it. I pray I never have to face this situation though!