Adorable new mom Hilary Duff recently said that she might be "one and done" with her son Luca. And by that she means -- she may not have anymore kids. Duff told Access Hollywood Live: "Mike and I are literally obsessed with Luca. We’re like, 'He’s perfect. We should just be one and done.' But I think once your baby starts getting older, you miss that phase and you go in for round two. Maybe when [Luca's] two or three?"
Hilary, I hear you. I hope to have another kid someday, but sometimes I think: How can I possibly love anything as much as I love my daughter?
I know, I know, it just happens. Parents with more than one child -- including my father -- have recited this to me time and again. And I 100 percent believe them. But as of now, I'm a mom of just one, so that's all I know. And like I had no clue what I'd be in for before I had a baby -- the crazy, borderline-psychotic love -- I have no clue what I'll (hopefully) be in for with two.
Truth is, sometimes I actually feel bad for my as-of-now-non-existent second child. There's just no way I'll be able to pay as much attention to him or her as I do with my baby now. It's just not possible. If everything goes as planned, my daughter will be a toddler when our next baby is born -- and from what I've seen, toddlers need a lot of attention. Attention that will take away from a newborn.
I'm getting ahead of myself, I know. But it's what I do. Terrible habit. I realize I won't be the first person on planet Earth to have more than one kid, but it just seems ... hard, and I imagine there's a certain level of guilt involved. And, like all parents, I love my child so much that it seems crazy that I could possibly have even more love in me to go around.
But I know I will. Because that's what happens when you have kids.
Were you nervous to have more than one child?
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