By: Christa Ganz

Supernatural star Jared Padalecki welcomed a new celebrity baby with wife Genevieve Cortese. Their newest addition, daughter Odette Elliott, was born on March 17. This St. Patrick’s Day baby makes a grand total of three children for this celebrity couple! Odette Elliott is welcomed by two older brothers, four-year-old Thomas, and two-year-old Shepard. Padalecki, 34, met Cortese, 36, on the set of his hit TV show Supernatural back in 2008. The couple married in February 2010. Padalecki had announced the baby news last November, when he was a guest on Live with Kelly. Right before giving birth to little Odette, Cortese signed up for Instagram to photo-journal her life before they become a family of 5. Cortese posted a photo of her two boys in early March and captioned it, “Ahhhh, can they just stay this age forever? Excited to do this all over again with these two plus baby #3!”

Jared Padalecki is a father of three, now that he welcomed his youngest celebrity baby! What are some things to consider before adding another child to your family?

Cupid’s Advice:

Children can fill your heart with so much love. That’s why the term “baby fever” is a very realistic and relatable term. Here are some things to consider before taking the plunge again:

1. Space: Do you have the room to accommodate another little one? While you may have the means to provide a roof over their head, keep in mind that children at different ages need different types of space. Consider upgrading or expanding your home to suit the needs of all your children.

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2. Time: Consider the small amount of free time you have now with children. As they grow up, they become more involved in activities. Be sure to keep your growing family balanced with activities and socializing measures. A new baby might take time away from older children, so be ready to seek help getting the kids to school and soccer practice!

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3. Finances: Remind yourself of the expenses that come with having another child. If you have one child now, double the amount you spend on food, care and fun. While budgeting and recycling old toys and clothes will help a lot, there is no way around the growing expense another child brings.

What did you take into consideration before expanding your family? Comment below!