Kate Middleton's Plan for Baby #2 Is Bound to Raise a Few Eyebrows

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Kate Middleton's no dummy. The Duchess isn't taking chances in the sleep and stress department when royal baby number two makes his or her debut come April. According to reports, William and Kate will be following royal tradition by hiring a "maternity nurse" this time around. The couple decided against it with the birth of their first, but after one too many sleepless nights with Prince George, they're going into things prepared this time.


William and Kate have a full-time nanny for their toddler but want to hire another for "at least three months" after their second. Evidently, this "live-in nurse" will be responsible for caring for both the baby and Kate following her birth. A source said, "Kate and William loved the early weeks with Prince George, but it was hard work and the sleepless nights took their toll. Kate especially was exhausted."

It's admirable that the Duke and Duchess chose to break royal tradition and be "modern" by doing things themselves the first time around. But as anyone who's ever had a child knows, newborns are absolutely exhausting. It's one thing to be the person who does anything and everything the first time around when you only have one to care for, but caring for a newborn and a toddler is quite a different story. If Kate has the means for help, why not?

After the birth of George, there were many reports that claimed that the royal tot was up constantly and Will and Kate were beyond tired and stressed out. (Hence, their temporary move to Kate's mom's house.) But I have a feeling that this time around will be much easier on the couple. Not only are they experienced parents now, they'll have more help. I predict they'll be relaxed, happy, and a little more well-rested. Who in their right mind wouldn't want that? Get to hiring, Kate!

Would you get a maternity nurse if you could?

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