By Nicole Caico

Jillian Harris, star of The Bachelorette season 5, officially became a mom on August 5. She and her boyfriend of more than four years, Justin Pasutto, are now parents to a baby boy. According to UsMagazine.com, the celebrity couple has named their celebrity baby Leo. After finishing in third place on season 13 of The Bachelor, and being cheated on by her Bachelorette fiancé, Ed Swiderksi, Harris is now over the moon with her man and baby by her side.

There’s another Bachelorette celebrity baby in the mix! How do you know when you’re ready to have your first child?

Cupid’s Advice:

Congratulations are in order for this celebrity couple! Having a child is a huge life change, and nothing can truly prepare you for it. When the timing is right, you may decide to take a leap of faith with your partner and become parents. How will you know when the time is right:

1. Ducks in a row: If you’re trying to decide whether or not to have a child, a good indicator of your readiness is that most other things in your life are going smoothly. Having a baby is a huge change and commitment, so knowing that you’re doing well at work, are otherwise healthy, can financially handle it, and are in a good place in your relationship can all be indicators that you and your partner can handle the risk that is parenthood.

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2. On the same page: The biggest key to knowing when is the right to time to welcome baby number one, is the you and your significant other both want a baby. For things to go as good as they could possibly go, both people should be all in.

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3. Mindset: No matter what is going on in your life, if you are in the right mindset to make things work you can call yourself ready. Be optimistic and do your best to prepare. If you want to make a good life for your baby, your determination will get you there.

How did you know you were ready to have a baby? Comment below!