Just in: New mum Mira Rajput Kapoor confirms a second baby is on its way
Congratulations are in order for Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput!
Just 10 months after delivering Misha, new mum Mira Rajput Kapoor is ready for another pregnancy. Yes, you read that right!
If you recall, a few months back we told you that Shahid Kapoor hinted at having another baby and stated that his wife wanted to extended her brood by one. "Mira, who is just 22, would prefer to have a second kid soon as well. She wants to flip the norm, get the kids to a certain age and then be free to do what she likes," he shared at the time.
And now it seems Mira is finally ready to share and confirmed the good news.
"I am going to have another baby"
Talking about her desire to work, Mira shared her future plans with a leading daily. She said that she is interested in a career in lifestyle and food. But before she dives into one, there is one thing she wants to wrap up first.
"Yes, I would love to work, especially in a field that is creatively stimulating, but also allows me time with family. Perhaps something with food, or lifestyle," she shared, adding that she hasn't yet set a deadline because of that one reason.
"No (haven't set a deadline), because I am going to have another baby, and then decide," she said.
"I want to be unconditional with my love"
Since having another baby is a big decision, Mira reiterated that it was because of the support of her husband and also the fact that he always prioritizes his family.
"I don't want to seem like I praise him incessantly, but he balances priorities well. There was something going wrong today, and I called him. He was all ears. He said, yes, I have work, but tell me. He has a work mode, but he never forgets family," shared the doting wife.
It seems clear that while the decision to become second-time parents was all but Mira's, Shahid was completely onboard. With another baby on its way, new parents Shahid and Mira will get the new parents time to nest and then quickly move on with their lives, and many experts agree that a small age gap between siblings is actually a good thing.
What is the ideal age gap between siblings?
When it comes to the age gap between siblings, there's no 'ideal' number. It is based on what works best for the family and even for the kids. But there are three phases or age gaps and their pros and cons that you must be prepared with in case you're planning another baby.
- Small age gap (less than two years): The biggest pro of a small age gap between siblings is that you can nest and get through the pregnancies in a short span of time. The cons are that shorter period between two pregnancies could mean complications during labour. Plus, you will have to take care of a young child while pregnant and you may also need a lot many amenities for your next baby, therefore, more investment.
- Medium age gap (between two and four years): If you are planning a baby after two years of your elder one, then by this time your body would have completely healed and you'd be better prepared for labour and delivery. Plus, your second baby can re-use their elder sibling's clothes, toys and equipments. Your elder sibling would be able to comprehend his/her responsibilities as an elder and may get more involved to help you out.
- Large age gap (more than four years): If you're planning to have a baby after your child turns four or even later, you will have to revisit your pregnancy days and gain more knowledge on the subject matter. But the good thing is that your elder child can almost take care of himself/herself and will not need your constant physical support to do thing. So you can concentrate on your new baby. A bigger age gap would also mean that the two siblings may take time to become really close and perhaps do so when they are much older.
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