By April Littleton
According to People, Jared Padalecki and his wife Genevieve Cortese Padalecki welcomed their second son Sunday, Dec. 22. “My amazingly strong wife home-birthed a happy and healthy baby boy last night. Please send love,” the Supernatural star wrote on his Twitter. The couple are already parents to Thomas Colton, 21 months, and married Feb. 2010.
How do you prepare differently for your second son than your first?
Preparing for a second child is just as difficult it was the first time around. Not only will you have to find a way to manage your money to fit the needs of four people rather than three, but you’ll also have to prepare your first child for what’s to come as well. Cupid is here to help:
1. Communicate with your first child: If your first child is old enough to understand what’s going on, let them know about your new bundle of joy. Create a sense of excitement for your daughter/son so they won’t feel threatened by the idea of having a sibling. Let them know that when the baby comes, they’ll be able to help out by reading bedtime stories, changing diapers and just being the best older brother/sister they can be.
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2. Look through the closet: Before you go out and buy new baby items, look through some of the old clothes and toys you already have from your previous pregnancy. If the baby is the same gender, you can reuse almost everything you already have.
3. Budget: You already have a little family. You’re just bringing in a new addition. To prepare yourself for the added expenses a second child will bring in, you need to come up with a set budget. Along with the everyday items you spend money on, you will now need to figure in diapers, bottles, etc. to the equation.
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