Cupid's Pulse Article: Wladimir Klitschko and Hayden Panettiere Prepare Relationship For KidCupid's Pulse Article: Wladimir Klitschko and Hayden Panettiere Prepare Relationship For Kid

By Laura Seaman

Hayden Panettiere is pregnant! Panettiere and fiancé Wladimir Klitscko are expecting their first child, a source tells The couple has been engaged for a year, and have been dating on and off since 2009. “I’ve lived a very big life, and I don’t feel my age, and I feel like I was born to be a mother,” said Panettiere. “Motherhood is the most beautiful, exciting thing, and there’s nothing that I feel like I can’t accomplish while having children in my life.”

How does your relationship change when you have a child?

Cupid’s Advice:

Having a kid is a huge step in any relationship. You and your partner are going from being a couple to being parents. You’re responsible for another life, and that baby won’t be a baby forever. It’s a lifetime responsibility, and you have to be prepared for the changes that come with it:

1. There’s less alone time and more family time. When you have a child, you need to know where they are and what they’re doing 24/7. With such a demanding new role, it’s no wonder that you and your partner will have less time alone with each other. Learn to take advantage of your time together and make the most of family time.

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2. Work should take a back seat for a while. As committed as you are to your job, but have to be even more committed to your family. You can’t expect one person to do all the work, so even if you’re the breadwinner for you family, you need to make sure you do your part and spend time with your new baby.

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3. Watch your health and habits. There’s a chance that some of your previous habits weren’t child friendly. For example, smoking in the house or around the baby is a big no-no. Maybe you’re a bit of a slob, and you leave things around the house. There’s a chance some of those things might not be good for the baby to find. Just make sure you’ve prepared your life to fit the new addition to your family.

What are some other ways your relationship changes when you have a child? Share your thoughts below.