Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Colin Hanks is Expecting His Second ChildCupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Colin Hanks is Expecting His Second Child

By Andrea Surujnauth

Colin Hanks and wife Samantha Bryant are expecting baby number two! These lovebirds flaunted their pregnancy on the red carpet for the opening night of Lucky Guy, Hank’s father, Tom Hanks’ new broadway play. According to People, Bryant wore a form fitting black dress that showed off her pregnancy for all the flashing cameras. The couple married in October 2010 and already have a 2-year-old daughter, Olivia Jane. This will be Tom Hank and his wife Rita Wilson’s second grandchild. “They cannot wait to just dote on this kid with every single fiber of their being,” Tom Hanks said of the couple after the birth of Olivia. “My wife and I are more than happy to give them our baby and say, ‘Here, watch her while we take a nap!’” Colin Hanks says.

How do you prepare for your second child differently than your first?

Cupid’s Advice:

Having your first child is always full of surprises. When you have your second, you think you know what to expect since you been through it already. Think again! You are in for just as many surprises. Here are a few pointers:

1. Go through old stuff: Go through your first child’s old stuff and figure out what can be re-used and what new things you need to get. Remember, just because your second child is a different sex than your first, doesn’t mean that clothes can not be re-used. Colors like white, green, and yellow can be used for both baby boys and baby girls.

2. Budget: Make changes in your budgeting to be sure you will be able to afford all the necessary items for your second child as well as your first. Do not forget that your first child is also still a priority and will also need new clothes as they grow too.

3. Prepare your first: Here is one thing you never had to do in the past, prepare your first child for the arrival of your second child. Do not make your first child feel left out or less special otherwise they will grow to resent their sibling. Make your first child feel excited about the new baby by having them join in with the preparations and decisions. You can even give them a special project like helping you decorate the nursery.

How did you prepare for your second child versus your first? Share your experience below.