by Missy Jaramillo
It's not always a good thing to have your big day overshadowed by another person, but it can be a relief to some celebrities who desire a break from the limelight. While the world was waiting for the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton to deliver her baby in London on July 22, actress Penelope Cruz was also in labor in Madrid, Spain. The star's pregnancy came to an end on the same day that the Duchess' son was born, drawing less attention that it might have if it weren't for the royal baby craziness. However, this likely didn't take away from the happiness that Cruz felt when she gave birth to her second child - a girl - with husband and actor Javier Bardem alongside her.
In an interview with Vogue magazine, Cruz stated that she wants to keep her children out of the limelight as much as possible - perhaps she was grateful that Middleton also gave birth on July 22, giving her some desired privacy. Cruz and Bardem already have a two-year-old son, Leo, who has been a bit of a mystery to the media.
"The fact that his father and I have chosen to do the work that we do doesn't give anybody the right to invade our privacy," Cruz told Vogue about Leo.
Am I ready to have a second child?
Once your first pregnancy calaendarcomes to an end and you experience the initial joy of parenthood, you might be ready to get back to baby-making! However, there are a number of factors that need to be considered before you and your partner decide that you're going to bring another child into the world.
First, you're going to have to talk to your doctor about whether your body has fully recovered from your last pregnancy. He or she can also let you know if you're in the best physical state to give birth to a second baby at this time in your life. Next, you'll need to figure out your finances with your partner to determine if you can support another child - diapers and formula add up! Finally, think about how much time you want between each child. For instance, waiting to have another child until your firstborn is older can reduce the chances of sibling rivalry.
When did you decide to have a second child? Did you wait years before having another baby? Leave your feedback in the comments section!