Diana Zubiri thanks Andy Smith for keeping his promise to be hands-on dad
Diana Zubiri shared that husband Andy is keeping his promise to help care for their daughter Aliyah Rose, one he made when he witnessed firsthand how difficult her pregnancy was. What's even more inspiring are her husband's struggles as a first-time dad. "Everything, kumbaga, blank, zero, wala siyang idea kung papaano," so Andy was very hesitant to carry Aliyah Rose when she was an infant because he was afraid he might hurt her. "Sabi ko, 'Hindi, instinct mo na 'yan magpa-follow kung papaano mo siya hahawakan,'" Diana shared, adding that after Andy got over his fear, he didn't want to put the baby down anymore. "Sabi ko, 'Ah, ibaba mo naman kaya kasi baka mamaya masanay naman siya na puro karga,'" she quipped. He also had trouble getting her to sleep, but now has a rap routine (yes, rap!) that never fails to put Baby Aliyah Rose to bed.
Now that Diana is back to work, they have figured out a way to share baby duties. They agreed that when she's not around, Andy, whose online business allows him to work from home, would be hands-on. "Ang sabi niya sa 'kin nun nung nakita niya ang hirap magbuntis, sabi niya, 'O, promise ko sa 'yo pagka nanganak ka na, ako na mag-aalaga lahat, ako ang babangon, ako ang ganito,' ganyan, ganyan. In fairness, for the last six months, ganun naman," Diana shared. She's certain Aliyah will definitely be a daddy's girl. (pep.ph)
Robin Padilla lauds "breast friends" moms
Actor Robin Padilla took to Instagram to salute all women who choose to breastfeed. "Napakarami ko ng napasok na brotherhood! May fraternity, may religion at may patriotism. Lahat ng ito ay nagpapakita at nagtuturo ng may pinakamataas na pagkakaisa at kapatiran. Pero poor second pala ang lahat ng ito sa nasaksihan kong sisterhood ng mga nanay lalo pagdating sa usapin ng breastfeeding at breastmilk," he wrote as caption to his Instagram video. In the video, he relays that when Mariel had a low supply of breastmilk, her friend Camille Villar sent over a "super" breast pump that helped increase her supply. When comedienne Rufa Mae Quinto gave birth to Alexandria a few days ago, she didn't have breast milk yet, so Mariel sent her some of her own breastmilk and breastfeeding paraphernalia to help newborn Alexandria get full and have a good sleep. Robin fondly refers to his wife and her mommy friends as "breast friends," a relationship he finds truly admirable.
Pia Guanio is pregnant with second child
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The TV host had the best Valentine's gift ever -- a new baby! Pia Guanio took to Instagram to confirm that she's expecting her second child with her husband, businessman Steeve Mago. "Thank you Lord for being so gracious to us!!" she wrote as caption for an ultrasound photo of her unborn baby that she posted on Instagram. Pia offered no other details regarding the pregnancy, but many are hoping it will be a boy this time. Pia and Steeve are already parents to 4-year-old daughter Scarlet Jenine. Congratulations! (pep.ph)
Look: Jolina's son celebrates third birthday!
It's a camping-themed birthday party for Pele, Jolina Magdangal and Mark Escueta's son. In an interview with Pep.ph, Jolina said they really like the outdoor theme. "Kasi noong first birthday niya, picnic style na, so ngayon, camp style naman a la Camp Pele," she said. After Pele's first birthday bash, the doting parents were looking forward to a big celebration on his seventh, until someone advised them that a child's third birthday is also a milestone year. As a result, they only had three weeks to prepare a party with the help of David Baky of BBT Events. Of course, Jolina's "momshies," Magandang Buhay co-hosts Karla Estrada and Melai Francisco, who is pregnant with her and husband Jason's second child, were in attendance, as were rapper Gloc-9 and his twins, Sunshine Dizon and her kids, and more.
A day before Pele's birthday, on February 18, Jolina posted a sweet message on Instagram. "Basta andito lang ako at si Papa para tabihan ka sa lahat ng maging pagsubok mo sa buhay, gustuhin ka man namin kargahin para wag ka na masaktan pero kailangan mo din matuto kaya tatabihan ka namin para maging gabay mo sa lahat. Lagi kong hihintayin ang pagsabi mo sakin ng 'Mama, tabi tayo' at 'hold hands mama?' lalung-lalo na ang 'mama lang," she wrote. Happy birthday, Pele! (pep.ph)
Goodnight Moon author to release new book
Margaret Wise Brown, author of the children's book classic Goodnight Moon, will be releasing a new book. Good Day, Good Night is a previously-unpublished book by Brown in 1950 which was written in two fragments and was set aside after her sudden death two years later. Harper Collins Children's Books combined the two fragments with the original art by author-illustrator Loren Long. While the title sounds similar to Goodnight Moon, the new book is not meant to be a sequel. The story follows its young-bunny protagonist as he wakes up, goes outside, and spreads cheer to everything he comes across. Good Day, Good Night will be out in October this year. (nytimes.com)