Forget baby North and Prince George -- there's a new baby in town! Or there will be in about six months. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are parents-to-be -- and the country awaits what is bound to be one good-looking, charismatic babe (no pressure, kid). But while Ashton may have just gotten divorced, that reportedly didn't stop the couple from planning for a baby for at least a year, a source tells People magazine.
An insider told the mag:
They are both beyond ready to be parents. They've been talking about having children for nearly a year. They are so excited for that next step.
And a source who has worked with Mila says:
I am so happy for them. They've been together for a while. This is what they wanted and they will have a beautiful baby. I think they are both ready to be parents. I think they’ll be great parents.
It's good to hear that the couple took the possibility of becoming parents seriously -- and discussed it for an entire year before making it happen. Although, let's be honest, there was probably some "making it happen" during that year too.
That's not to say that parents who are "surprised" can't be awesome parents -- probably half of babies born are surprises! But how much more ready and excited can two people be when they've discussed the ins and outs (so to speak) for awhile. Too many couples have a fantasy idea of what having a child will be like. They think about how they want to dress the kid, and whether he or she will have curls or brown eyes, and don't think much further.
But discussing the realities of bringing a kid into the world -- who will work, who will stay home, will the kid be raised in a certain religion or none at all, homeschooling or not, discipline styles, etc. -- can really save a lot of stress and trouble down the road. The time to hear that your spouse believes in spanking and you don't is before the baby is born, not after.
Which isn't to say you can plan for every little future occurrence -- or that a difference in parenting styles will be a dealbreaker. But you wouldn't go buy a house without discussing the pros and cons of where to live and what kind of house to buy before you do it -- so no less thought process should go into having kids.
The insider also adds that the couple want to get married before they have the baby. So Mila might be a big bride!
Congrats to them both.
Do you think you should discuss having a baby for awhile before having it? How long did you discuss it first?
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