‘OutDaughtered’: Adam Busby Admits Raising Quintuplets Is Way Harder Than He ‘Could Even Have Imagined’

The Busbys are back with a brand new season of OutDaughtered, and we can’t believe how fast Adam and Danielle Busby’s kids have grown. When we were first introduced to the Busbys a few years back via TLC, we learned about how the couple came to have the only set of all-female quintuplets in the United States. They also have their older daughter, Blayke, who seems to be quite the helper when it comes to caring for the kids.

We can’t wait to see what the quints get into this season, and as they age, there’s no doubt parenting all of them is proving to be even more of a challenge for Adam and Danielle. Adam even recently mentioned that it’s way tougher than he ever thought possible.

The Busby quints are now 4 years old and developing their own personalities

When OutDaughtered first started, the Busby quints were just crawling, and it’s hard to believe they had their fourth birthday this past April. Fans absolutely adore watching them grow up and into their own personalities, and Danielle and Adam recently visited the talk show Strahan and Sara to discuss the quints’ budding characteristics as well. And they all seemed to agree while on the show that Riley was the bossiest baby of them all.

When the quints turned 3, Danielle also took to the It’s a Buzz World blog to discuss how she was noticing their personalities developing, too. “The girls communicate now, full sentences, and they may not always know what they are saying when that talk but that is the best part about it,” the mom wrote. “We are in a constant state of trying to keep up with 6 different conversations at one time. When the nights come and they all go to bed, our brains are exhausted.”

Adam mentioned how much of a struggle raising his daughters has been

Danielle mentioned on the blog how difficult it’s been raising six daughters, but she wouldn’t change it for a second, as being a mother is truly part of her identity that she loves. “Trying to figure out how to do life with a 7-year-old and now 3 yr old quintuplets. It has not been easy but it has been so rewarding [sic],” she wrote. And while Adam certainly loves his daughter’s he’s also shared how hard it’s been raising five toddlers.

In People’s sneak peek of the show, Adam is seen working from home after their daughter, Ava, is rushed to the hospital for breathing troubles. “One of the reasons I decided to work from home is so I could spend more time with my kids. But now that they’re 3½, these girls are way, way, way worse than I could even have imagined,” he said. And in the clip, fans can tell how exasperated he is by the quintuplet’s constant bickering and crying. “They’re terrible at sharing and they’re really super dramatic about it — like little birds chirping all day long, wanting attention.”

Fans were once worried about Adam’s mental health

The clip shared by People shows a funny moment between Adam and his daughters, but we can’t forget that he actually did deal with postpartum depression when the quints were born. He told People, “After coming face to face with postpartum depression following the birth of our five daughters, I quickly learned that this is a very real struggle that dads all around the world go through, yet you rarely ever hear it talked about.”

Adam also hopes that mentioning his mental health difficulties will help bring awareness to the issue and encourage other men to get help. “I want men to feel comfortable opening up about their feelings and expressing the struggles they’re going through,” he told People. “The worst thing that you can do is stay silent and try to fix things on your own”

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