By April Littleton
Reps for both Olivia Wilde, 29, and Jason Sudeikis, 38, confirm to People that the happy couple are expecting their first child together. “They are incredibly happy. They’re very excited to welcome a new member into their family,” said a source who isÂ close to the lovebirds. The two met in 2011 during the Saturday Night Live finale and began dating six months later. They got engaged in January.
How do you decide the right time to have a child with your partner?
Starting a family is an exciting time for a couple in love. Trying for a baby has its own set of challenges, but the outcome is worth it. Before you bring home a little bundle of joy, there are a few things you should think about first. Cupid has some tips:
1. Communication: You won’t know if you’re ready to have a baby with your significant other if you don’t ask. Sit your partner down and have a long discussion about your future together. What you’re ready for might not be the case for your honey. You can’t create a child by yourself, so make sure you and your companion are on the same page before you start loading up on baby clothes.
2. Finances: One of the worst mistakes a person can make is bringing a child into this world when they’re not financially ready to care for one. It wouldn’t be wise to start a family when you and your partner are living paycheck to paycheck. Babies need more than just your love. Children need food, clothing, shelter, regular visits to the doctor, etc. Keep that in mind the next time you catch yourself having baby fever.
3. Stable relationship: A baby won’t help save an already failing relationship. Make sure the commitment you have with your significant other is strong and long-lasting before you decide to add to your family. If you and your honey are headed toward a split, work on the issues at hand before you choose to make any life-changing decision, like having a baby.
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