Cupid's Pulse Article: Baby Spice to Welcome Baby Number TwoCupid's Pulse Article: Baby Spice to Welcome Baby Number Two

Baby Spice will be showing another baby bump soon!  Spice Girl singer Emma Bunton, 34, recently announced her second pregnancy with longtime boyfriend Jade Jones via Twitter.  “So our family grows, we are so excited to announce we’re having our second baby,” Emma Bunton wrote, according to Us Weekly.  She and Jade Jones have one son, Beau, who is three-years-old and who seems to be excited about the news.  Emma Bunton tweeted, “Beau’s wish for a brother or sister has come true!”

How can a couple tell when they’re ready for another baby?

Cupid’s Advice:

A baby brings a couple joy and strength in their relationship, but also a higher level of responsibility and stress.  So, how do you know when you’re ready to bring another bundle of joy into your family’s life?  Cupid offers some advice:

1. Ask yourself questions: Before planning a pregnancy, you should ask yourself, “Why do I want this baby?,”  “How will this baby affect our lives?” and “Are we ready for this change?”  If honest answers to these questions from you or your partner seem convoluted, you should consider waiting until your lives and relationship are in a more stable place.

2. Consider economics: According to the Wall Street Journal, the average cost of raising a child today is over $225,000.  You and your partner should consider whether you’re financially stable enough and can provide a good life for yourselves, your other child or children and the new baby before considering having another.

3. Keep family in mind: The most important thing for you to consider in this decision is your other child or children.  Are they happy, healthy and stable?  Will you have enough time, money and attention for all your children?  You should also consider other family members, such as siblings and parents, and whether they will be available to help you and your partner with your new bundle of joy.