Hear how the stars are preparing for life as a family of four.
Adorable Hollywood couple Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are expecting a second child together, their rep has confirmed to People magazine.
The new addition will join 23-month-old Hazel, who apparently could use a dose of healthy sibling rivalry, according to her famous dad. Krasinski said recently about adding to their brood, "Hopefully one day we will! One day, I don't know when. We've got to give her some competition at some point." Well, it seems some point is now.
Interestingly, the 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi star admitted he "went through some really serious stuff" when Hazel was born, adding, "There is a mirror that is held up to me now. You have someone watching you. You have to lead by example." Very true; parenthood does force you to do some serious self-evaluation. Because the consequences of your actions are suddenly a lot more serious, and no longer affect just you.
But I would like to extend some advice to the actor parents about baby #2: It won't be as hard as the first time! Learning to multitask and effectively meet the needs of more than one child is certainly a challenge. But at least you know what to expect from a new baby: the sleepless nights, constant diaper changes, and how the needs of your child will always have to come before your own. Oh, and the having to be a real adult and avoid messing up your kids' entire lives thing, too.
The good news? You also know it's truly worth it. Another thing that is really working in this couple's favor is their sense of humor. Blunt has said about parenting, "There used to be one book that everyone read, now there's How to Raise a Gluten-free Baby, How to Raise a Scientific Baby...it's insanity! So I haven't read anything, I'm just letting her do her own thing."
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The actress also previously joked about being pregnant with Hazel while filming Into the Woods, saying, "In a way, the part was the only one in Hollywood I could still have done, because it didn't matter if I was a bit big—The Baker's Wife eats a lot of buns! But by the end of the shoot, I was about seven months and hiding behind every tree in the woods."
We'll see how she handles her next role in the upcoming film The Girl on the Train, as she'll be pregnant during that shoot as well. I'm betting her trademark wit will help her get through it with flying colors!
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.