Former American Idol star, Justin Guirini, welcomed a son, William Neko Bell Guarini, on Tuesday, April 26.  “Reina is doing wonderfully and should be given a medal for going 10 months and 1 week with child,” Guirini said about his wife.  He added, “We’re resting comfortably in the hospital and can’t wait to introduce him to his big sister…”

How does the dynamic change when you add a second child to the family?

Cupid’s Advice:

Many consider having a second child so that their first will have a sibling.  The thought of having two children might sound amazing, but changes to the family will occur.  Here are just a few:

1. Expenses: Having another child means there will be more expenses. Therefore, you might have to limit how much you give your first child.  It’s all about compromise and sharing.

2. Daily routines: All of your daily routines will change in order to accommodate the new member to your family.  This may mean your first child won’t get as much attention.

3. Balance your time: Since you aren’t taking care of one child any more, you will have to balance your time to make sure each of your children get what they need.  If you don’t, as your children get older, there might be some competition between them.

What things changed when you added a second child to your family? Share a comment below.