Cupid's Pulse Article: Blake Lively Shares She’s Always Wanted Her Celebrity PregnancyCupid's Pulse Article: Blake Lively Shares She’s Always Wanted Her Celebrity Pregnancy

By Katie Gray

Actress, model, and homemaker Blake Lively is expecting her first celebrity baby with husband Ryan Reynolds! The Gossip Girl star made her first appearance since her celebrity pregnancy announcement in New York City at the Golden Heart Awards. She glowed in a Michael Kors gown as she proudly posed for photos with her baby bump. The famous couple couldn’t be any happier about their celebrity baby news. According to, the actress said, “I never knew what I wanted to do for a living, but I knew I wanted to have a lot of kids because I had come from a big family, so it was always important to me. So it’s just the excitement of that finally being here.”

We’re excited about this celebrity baby news! How do you know if you’re ready to welcome a child into the world?

Cupid’s Advice: 

Deciding on whether you’re ready for children or not can be one of the hardest choices to make. After hearing this celebrity baby news, Cupid pulled together some ways to help you know if you’re ready for a baby:

1. Mentally prepare yourself: The very first thing you should do is determine if you even want children. Think about what you want to do in life before you have kids, and get those things accomplished. It’s best to welcome a baby when it’s on your terms and you’re mentally ready for that next stage in your life.

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2. Knowledge is power: Research everything you can about pregnancy and raising children. There are plenty of books, magazines, and websites to look at. You can even meet with professionals to discuss your options and create a plan for having children. Once you have a baby, there is no turning back, so be an expert on it!

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3. Evaluate your life: Think about what you ultimately want in life. Figure out your finances and decide if you can afford to have a baby right now. If you don’t think you’re financially stable, then start setting aside money on a regular basis. Make sure that you and your partner are mature enough for children too. Think about your schedule and career and if you can you manage it with children. Once you determine all of these things, you’ll be ready to have children — or at least prepared to plan for them!

How have you determined if you’re ready for children? Share your stories below.