There's nothing quite like finding out you're expecting a child, especially if he or she wasn't planned! This is currently the case with No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani, who recently confirmed that she's going through pregnancy symptoms all over again for a third time. Stefani and her husband, Gavin Rossdale, told Hollywood Life that the pregnancy was completely unplanned, but they're happy that a new member is coming into the family.
"Gwen and Gavin were shocked. They weren't trying - it just happened," a source close to the couple told Us Weekly magazine. "She started feeling sick a month ago, so she took a test. They're ecstatic!"
Lately, Stefani has been seen out and about wearing baggy clothing, hiding any signs of a growing baby bump. The rock star is already a mom to two boys, Kingston and Zuma. Us Weekly reported that although the couple wanted another child, it seemed that their previous efforts weren't yielding any results. Now, their wish has come true and a third child is on the way!
Preparing for a third child
When you become pregnant with another child, you might feel overwhelmed, especially if you didn't plan it. The stress can begin to mount if you already have two little bundles of joy at home, but there are many parents in the world who are happy to have three kids. Although it may seem impossible to handle the task, there are several ways that you can adjust to this change in your life.
It's important to keep in mind that there's help available if you need it. Don't try to tackle all of your responsibilities on your own - bring in your spouse, friends and family to help you adjust to life with three children. Additionally, try to view your growing family in a positive light rather than a stressful one. Three children can be fun, and you don't have to bend over backward to ensure that your entire family is happy and healthy.
If you're thinking about having a third child, talk to your doctor. He or she can let you know if your body is prepared to go through labor for a third time and examine the risks with you.
How did you take on the challenge of having a third baby? Did you plan your third pregnancy? Leave your feedback in the comments section!