By Mackenzie Scibetta

The celebrity baby news this week features none other than Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and his girlfriend Lauren Hashian, who will be parenting their first child together! reported that the famous couple will be adding a baby to their home, which is already full with two French bulldog puppies, Brutus and Hobbs. This Hollywood relationship has been going strong for nine years and, according to a source, they “are so excited” for the baby. This will be Johnson’s second child.

This famous couple is preparing to jump into parenthood. How do you know if your relationship is ready for a child?

Cupid’s Advice:

Bringing a child into the world is not a job that should be taken lightly. Consider all of the consequences, good and bad, before making such a lifetime commitment with your partner. A baby will undoubtedly change your life so Cupid is here to help you decide if you’re ready for that drastic change:

1. If you can re-frame your relationship: Take into account that once you add another person into your relationship the dynamic will change and the relationship you love now will go through a metamorphic transformation. If you both can accept the idea of adjusting to a new format for your relationship then you’re one step closer to having a baby.

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2. If you have an open communication system: If addressing your problems with each other is difficult now, then having a baby will only make it harder. You need to be able to talk about absolutely anything with your partner, from how revoltingly dirty a diaper looks to complaining about the left-over dishes in the sink.

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3. If you have similar expectations: Understand how you both want to raise a baby, what type of punishment will(and won’t) be used and how engaged you both will be in the baby’s life. Make sure you both are on the same page with why you want a baby. Do not just have a baby because you can.

How did you and your partner plan for a new baby? Let us know below.