Blake Lively's Pregnancy Plans Are a Little Out of Control

blake lively ryan reynoldsThink back to when you had a life before kids. I know it's challenging. There is something about having kids that wipes out part of your memory. But if you can recall dreaming about being a parent before you actually were one, try to remember how many kids you wanted to have. Blake Lively reportedly once said she would have 30 kids with her husband of two years Ryan Reynolds. "If I could spit out a litter of kids, I would," she told Marie Claire magazine. Right now I'm picturing Blake and Ryan as the new Brad and Angie. Though we must remember that there is the fantasy of having kids and the reality of having kids once we have them.

I'm wondering if Blake is going to feel differently once she has one.

The 26-year-old actress seems to have a great love with Ryan -- she calls him her "best, best friend." The couple have never gone a week without seeing each other, and in Hollyweird-land, that is something to be proud of. It's clear they have a great bond, so why wouldn't they want to bring a ton of kids into their world?

Because bringing a ton of kids into your world is HARD! I've caught myself saying that I want to have a ton of kids. The thought of making a dozen babies with my boyfriend right now is very appealing to me. I adore my partner -- I want to make a million little love babies with him. But the reality is that sometimes you have one baby and you just fall in this beautiful parent love with that child and that is all you need. Or maybe you have another (or twins like I did) and you think this is it! The jackpot! I have all the kids I need. And then maybe you think you want one more and then just one more and your bank account slaps you in the face and tells you otherwise.

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Kids are great. Amazing little creatures. They are love and joy and happiness and chocolate chip cookie dough brownies all rolled up into one. I love kids. But having a litter of them? No way. Once you have a kid, the reality of having a kid starts. But before you ever had one, there is this fantasy about being a parent. Maybe you think you look like Angelina Jolie all the time with all those kids in tow. You are the perfect mother -- a symbol of beauty and all that is good, and you are well rested because you've somehow beat the system. But being a parent means that there are sleepless nights. There isn't enough coffee to help you during the day. There are the terrible twos, or terrible threes, or terrible fours, which only eventually gives in to the terrible teens. There are bullies or bullying and peer pressure and ... just take a minute to remember your own teenage years and what you put your parents through. Supposedly that stuff comes back to you tenfold. In which case, I'm screwed. If I had tenfold with a litter of kids ... um ... no thanks. Can't do it.

Of course, if you can and want to have a ton of kids, then go for it. Please make sure they are fantastic little citizens of this world so they grow up to make this great Earth greater. I'm looking forward to the babies that Blake and Ryan have. I'm also wondering if she's going to change her mind about having a litter or 30 kids after she has one. We all have that number of kids we think is the perfect number before we had a kid, and we all know that number sometimes changes drastically.

How many kids did you think you wanted to have before you had one? Is the number the same now?

 

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nonmember avatar myop

I have always flip flopped between having a lot or none lol! Right now I have been married 4 years and none yet and leaning towards none. I love the idea of having my own family, but I think my worry and anxious personality would outweigh any joy I would get.

nonmember avatar Lizzy

We wanted a dozen but planned to adopt after 1-2. After 2 children & cancer 3x we adjusted our original plan. Instead, we've added any child we know in need of a little extra love & attention, to our family temporarily. We share great family times while their family copes with emergencies, crisis or hospitalizations. We've included friends' kids in camping, hiking & road trips, taken them along to parks, picnics, movies & vacations. There are always children going through something in their families! Reach out - your children & you will all benefit in ways you've never dreamed of!

nonmember avatar Lizzy

We wanted a dozen but planned to adopt after 1-2. After 2 children & cancer 3x we adjusted our original plan. Instead, we've added any child we know in need of a little extra love & attention, to our family temporarily. We share great family times while their family copes with emergencies, crisis or hospitalizations. We've included friends' kids in camping, hiking & road trips, taken them along to parks, picnics, movies & vacations. There are always children going through something in their families! Reach out - your children & you will all benefit in ways you've never dreamed of!

Charl... Charlyla2

I wanted 4. I stopped with 2. Lol! I had my husband fixed.

happy... happymama2D

I always thought I would be a one and done mom, lol. We ended up having three and it feels exactly right. :)

Lyanda Day

i didn't want any and was told at 17 i would not be able to get pregnant i had 2 boys first at 19, second at 22 then a miscarriage, then an ectopic (tube removed) was told again i wouldn't be able to have any more and if i did the chances of having a ectopic was high, i then had another boy at 27, then another miscarriage and finally we had a little girl at 31. so i went from not wanting any to having 7 pregnancy's and 4 baby's, and now trying for number 5. really did think i would be done after having our little girl but 1 more i think we will be donettc


 

gridi... gridironsmom

I always said I'd have three but we are two and done.

nonmember avatar Olimom

I've always wanted 3. We have an almost 2 yr old and I'm feeling the itch to ttc our second, but unfortunately need to wait a couple years before our next bc of my schooling. I still want 3 hubby says he only wants one more. We'll see.

ericabb ericabb

Find a hobby.  I *real* one.

nonmember avatar NorasMommy

I'm an only child and I only wanted to have one. Now I have a 3 month old and I can't wait until she's out of diapers so I can have one (or 2) more! I'd hate for my little one to be the only one. It's a bit lonely!

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