Kendra Wilkinson is Not Ready for a Second Baby

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While she may be enjoying life with her three-year old son Hank IV, Kendra Wilkinson is not ready to add to her family just yet. The former Playboy and wife to Hank Baskett loves the freedom she has now. She tells PEOPLE why she has not signed up yet for a second baby, “I’m not ready for that yet. I love having one kid right now — and I give him everything I’ve got — but if I have two, I know my little club days and going out once a week will be pretty much gone. I’m not ready for that kind of sacrifice yet.”

Wilkinson, who is 27, is enjoying raising her first baby right now, the little boy who she calls “a great kid” also has his moments where she has to employ some creative parenting. She says, He’s in this stage right now where he’ll get into this mean, mean, mean little spurt.”

So how does she handle it? “We tell him if he wants to yell, then he’s an adult now. We’re taking all his toys and he has to cook his own food and bathe himself. We don’t punish him in any other way. He listens to that. He’s like, ‘I’m a kid again!’”

I can see where Wilkinson is coming from, as a parent to three kids, all who were born within three years; I am just now enjoying some “me” time. If I had waited until my oldest was more independent to have a second child, I think I would have been reluctant to add more. I am loving being diaper free and having children who are able to be without me for a few hours. Perhaps it was a good thing that my children came in such quick succession; I might have ended up with only one!

What are your thoughts on timing when adding to your family? All together or nicely spaced?

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Kendra Wilkinson is Not Ready for a Second Baby

Heather Montgomery is a freelance writer with a background in Elementary Education and an almost embarrassing need to read celebrity gossip. As a work-at-home mom to three children, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She was married in 2003 and currently resides in Florida. ... More

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  1. ash says:

    Call me traditional or a realist but if you have like they say "time", i guess you can space your kids three years or more. if not, i think two years is just fine. for starters your body would be ready, you can still use the previous baby’s things that are still in good condition. however you have to be ready mentally too aside physical and financially.
    To each his own really as long as you are healthy and happy

  2. ROBNROBIN says:

    Yep, there they are…. I was waiting on the judgemental comments concerning the "clubbing" and "going out" once a week. My thought is at least she’s adult enough to make that decision rather than just have another child then still continue to do those things whilst leaving her kid to be tended to by a babysitter or other person. She’s deciding what is a better option for her family at this point. Apparently for them having one child to focus all the attention on while still having time apart and together as a couple is what works for them. I say kudos for doing what you feel is right for your family regardless of what others think.
    I personally don’t do the bar scene anymore nor does my hubby and we are fine with that. We had our heyday when we were younger and prior to having children. We do occasionally go out to eat just him and I but for the most part it’s our little family of 3 & we couldn’t be more happy with that.
    Comments that judge are a big part of the reason that being a parent is so hard. There are obstacles and decisions that need tackled everyday and having the judgemental thoughts of others in your head does NOT make it any easier. Please parents, let’s give each other a BREAK!!!

  3. PrettyBoogs says:

    I always thought I would have many kids. BUT, I look at my childhood and think about how much more I could offer my one baby if there was only one. Who knows when this one is born i may feel like they are lonely, or i may just enjoy the one on one. Its a toss up. 😛

  4. Kristina says:

    I agree. Being a parent is putting your kids before yourself. I don’t think "club days and going out once a week" qualifies much.

  5. Molly says:

    Our 1 and only is enough for us. No more! Same as Kendra, we have our own lives and interests. We can afford 1 and give him everything including private schools and college.

  6. I only plan on having one…

  7. I agree my two boys are 3 years apart, and it was so good, the only thing is that there birthdays are in the same month, now I am having my 3rd and my youngest boy is 5 and he is so independent, is the perfect time.

  8. Morgan Hart says:

    I’m a fan of nicely spaced…my boys are three years apart, and it was nice to really be able to enjoy my oldest, as well as have him able to do things by himself by the time he got a little brother. I wouldn’t have traded that time with my oldest for anything, and now my baby gets more mommy time than he would if they were closer.

  9. God forbid she have to stop going to the clubs!

  10. So she’s not pregnant?

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