Cupid's Pulse Article: Shakira Expecting Second ChildCupid's Pulse Article: Shakira Expecting Second Child

By Kaley Allard

It’s true! Pop star and dancer Shakira is pregnant with her second child with Gerard Pique. The news of Sharkira’s pregnancy broke during an interview with Cosmopolitian en Español, and was confirmed by People.  We wish the happy couple the best of luck with their next bundle of joy!

 How do you know when it’s time to expand your family?

Cupid’s Advice:

Deciding whether or not you should expand your family is a very difficult decision, there are many things to consider before adding a bouncing baby to your family. Here are the three top things to consider before having another baby:

1. Financially sound?: Before you and your partner considering adding another child to your troop, first decide whether or not you can afford another baby. Babies bring a lot of joy into a family, but they also bring a lot of dirty diapers and other expenses.

Related: Shakira Welcomes a Baby Boy

2. Number of Kids: It may have been awhile since you and your partner had a baby around the house, but you should look at the number of children you already have. Is a 4 person household the perfect size for you, or should stick to having only 1 child.

Related: David Arquette Says Having a Second Child Is ‘Less Scary’

3. Future plans: Another important thing to discuss with your partner is what goals you had for your family and as individuals. Was another baby in the works, or do you need to focus on your careers, or your relationship. Discussing goals is an important discussion to have before expanding your family.

What were areas of conversation before you and your partner had another child? Please share below!