One woman who is renowned for her acting abilities as well as her growing family with actor Brad Pitt is Angelina Jolie. The couple have six children together, and now rumors are circulating that Jolie may be pregnant with her seventh.
"Angelina has been talking about having another child for years now but Brad kept putting his foot down because of their intense schedules and chaotic lifestyle," an anonymous source told Star magazine. "She had morning sickness and didn't want to draw attention to herself in public. She's focusing on the other children right now, trying to prepare them for the new baby."
Jolie has gone through pregnancy three times with Pitt by her side. The couple, who have been together for about eight years, recently announced their engagement. Details have been kept under wraps about their wedding.
Expanding your family
After going through a slew of first trimester symptoms during your initial pregnancy, you might be completely turned off by the idea of going through the nine months again. However, don't be surprised if you change your mind once you have a little bundle of joy in your arms! Soon you may start to think about giving your child a brother or sister. But how do you determine what number of children is right for your family? Have you always dreamed of parenting a certain number of kids?
A big benefit of sticking to a single child is being able to concentrate all of your attention and resources on one individual. That being said, having a large family and parenting many can come with advantages as well. In the end, you'll have an opportunity to teach your kids to rely on each other and understand the significance of familial relationships.
Whether you grew up with many siblings or you were an only child, it's important to keep your situation in perspective. While you may want to have a handful of kids, it may not be feasible depending on the income of you and your partner. Your daily schedules and careers might also get in the way of parenting obligations. Prior to moving forward with your plans to expand your family, it's crucial to consider these factors to ensure you're prepared.
How have you handled the idea of expanding your family in the past? How did you determine if it was the right time to do so? Leave your feedback in the comments section!