Cupid's Pulse Article: Former ‘Bachelorette’ Reality TV Star Desiree Hartsock Jokes About Being A ‘Mama in Training’Cupid's Pulse Article: Former ‘Bachelorette’ Reality TV Star Desiree Hartsock Jokes About Being A ‘Mama in Training’

By Emma L. Wells

The Bachelorette famous couple Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried celebrated their celebrity wedding in January of this year, and they already have babies on the brain! Earlier this week, an Instagram photo sent rumors flying that the brunette beauty is on her way to becoming a celebrity mom. shared a photo of the reality TV star happily holding a baby with the caption: “Mama in training with @floridaray18 baby Jax. He’s so precious I couldn’t put him down!” Baby Jax belongs to new celebrity mom Renee Oteri Maynard, who is a former contestant from The Bachelor and good friends with Hartsock. Both Hartsock and Siegfried have talked about wanting to add kids to their relationship and love, but the newlywed quickly squashed the rumors by commenting in the thread that she’s not currently expecting.

Desiree Hartsock isn’t pregnant, but it looks like she’s ready to become a celebrity mom! What are some signs that you’re ready to have a baby?

Cupid’s Advice:

Having a baby is one of the biggest decisions you can ever make, and there are many factors you should consider before taking that step. Cupid has some relationship advice on how to tell if the timing is right for you and your beau: 

1. You have a strong partnership: Having a baby puts a strain on your relationship and love in many ways and for many reasons. If your partnership is already a little rocky, it might be a good idea to wait until you two are on more stable ground before embarking on this journey. You should be sure that you and your significant other can support each other throughout parenthood. After all, once you’re a parent, you’re a parent for the rest of your life! Be sure that’s a commitment that both of you can make.

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2. Your finances are in order: Everyone knows kids aren’t cheap! Recent estimates put the average cost of raising a child in middle-income America until they are 18 at 241,080 dollars, and those numbers are quickly rising. It can cost thousands of dollars during the pregnancy alone. Make sure you have a financial plan in place before getting pregnant.

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3. It’s for the right reasons: There are many reasons to have a child, and some make more sense than others. For instance, don’t have a baby just because you think they’re cute or because it’s what people expect from you after marriage. It may be helpful for you and your partner to each make a list of why you want a baby and why you want one now. If your reasons are good and your lists match up, then it’s a good sign the timing is right!

How can you tell if you’re ready to be a parent? Tell us below!