By Sanetra Richards
Two of the most talked about names in pop culture are definitely giving us something else to talk about. Kim Kardashian and Kate Middleton have a babies on their brains. According to UsMagazine.com, the ladies are planning for a baby number two in the near future. Both Kardashian and Middleton were due last July for their first bundles of joy, and from the looks of it, they may be pregnant again around the same time. The 33-year-old reality star gave birth to daughter North West on June 15th of last year, whilst the 32-year-old Duchess followed shortly after, giving birth to Prince George on July 22nd. Now the mommies are ready to add another to their families. “Kanye wants a boy!” says source of the Kardashian clan. Although Kardashian is no stranger to the limelight, she intends on keeping the next pregnancy under wraps for as long as possible (thanks to the criticism and backlash received in the past). “Kim won’t tell anyone until she’s five months along,” the source says. “She doesn’t want people scrutinizing her body.” The royal on the other hand, has her fingers crossed on being pregnant “by Christmas,” the Royals’ source told Us. “Will and Kate have siblings similar in age, and they want the same for George. They’re ready!”
How do you decide how many children to have?
Building a family is definitely one of the most common, as well as important, conversations to have with your partner. Whether to have a small or big family, and in some cases no family at all. You may want 3 children, and your partner may only want one. So, how do you exactly decide on the number? Cupid has a few tips:
1. Agree on a good number: As mentioned earlier, if you and your partner are stuck on the size of a family to have, find a good number that you both can agree on. If you want three and they want one, maybe agree on two, instead. A little bit of compromise can go a long way.
2. Think of your finances: Are you both ready to take on your first child or possibly even more? Will you be able to provide, and maybe even go beyond that? Ask each other these questions. Your family size should be based on what you all can afford. If one baby is putting a dent in your pockets, consider waiting until the timing is absolutely right and you are financially ready.
3. Consider each other’s wants: If your partner truly only wants a certain number of kids, take this into deep consideration. Just brushing it off can cause a lot of damage in the relationship. Your partner may even begin to resent you or you may notice an attitude change over time. Talk it out and come to a common ground. If more children are going to be added, set up a timeline. If not, keep it in the back of your mind as a possibility.
How did you and your partner decide on the number of children to have? Share in the comments below.