• Jodi and Jolo, Pampi and Iwa, and their Kids Spend Family Time in Singapore

    Plus, Kaye Abad's thoughts on giving birth in December, photos from Pauleen Luna-Sotto's send-off baby shower, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • Jodi and Jolo, Pampi and Iwa, and their kids spend family time in Singapore

    Once again, exes Jodi Sta. Maria and Pampi Lacson, as well as their new partners Jolo Revilla and Iwa Moto, proved that peace and harmony are possible after a breakup. "Blessed. Loved. At peace. Favored. By His grace only. With God, nothing is impossible. He takes all of our broken pieces and puts them back together beautifully," Jodi captioned a photo that shows all four of them and their kids all together in Singapore for a vacation. Iwa posted the same and wrote as a caption, "Our beautiful family," which was also one of the hashtags Jodi used. "Cherish all your happy moments," Pampi captioned the same photo. Jolo also shared Jodi's post on Twitter. 

    To others, what they have is called a blended or modern family, but to them, it's just their own family. "A very good example of a unique family," commented one user. "Kung sana ang buong mundo ma-inspire sa story ninyo. So peaceful, just pure love," read one comment. "Kapag nilawakan talaga pang-unawa at natutong magpatawad, ang imposible nagiging posible," wrote another user. "The kids are very lucky. What a wonderful life lesson you have taught them," read another comment. As of this writing, the photo has received more than 40,000 likes combined. (abs-cbn.com)

    Kaye Abad shares "concern" about her baby's possible birthdate

    The soon-to-be mom would be 37 weeks pregnant on December 20, just two days before the birthday of her husband, Paul Jake Castillo. There's a huge possibility that her baby boy would share his father's birthday. “Feeling ko December 22. Babaguhin na rin birthday [ni Kaye, whose birthday is on May], para isahan na (their wedding anniversary also falls in December),” Paul Jake joked to Pep.ph at an interview during another baby shower for Kaye at the Marco Polo Hotel in Cebu. The 35-year-old actress worries that their son might end up receiving just one present for his birthday and Christmas. "Okay lang yun, ganun din ako nung lumalaki," Paul Jake said.  

    Kaye is set to come to Manila on the second week of November in preparation for childbirth. "Excited ako, at the same time, natatakot ako," Kaye told Pep.ph. She stopped watching videos of women giving birth because it fuels her fear. “You will never know what can happen. But I always pray na normal and no complications. Sana okay lahat," Kaye said. "Sa dinami-dami ng nabuntis, kinaya, ikaw 'di mo kaya?" Paul Jake chimed in jokingly to motivate his wife. (pep.ph)

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    Pauleen Luna-Sotto now on maternity leave from Eat Bulaga

    "Thank you Eat Bulaga for a fun-filled afternoon... especially for all your gifts, love and support for our little girl. I’m starting my maternity leave and will rest for the arrival of our baby," the blooming preggo captioned a photo of her latest baby shower last Saturday on Eat Bulaga. "See you again next year, dabarkads! Please pray for me and with me for a smooth, easy and fast delivery! Thank you again and see you guys soon!" Pauleen added. For this baby shower, instead of Pauleen receiving gifts, she became the gift-giver to babies and children of the Cribs Foundation. Pauleen is already in her third trimester and is due to give birth in a few weeks. (gmanetwork.com)

    LOOK: TV host Kara David is getting married! 

    The single mom, television host, and triathlete will be tying the knot with singer-songwriter LM Cancio after two years of being together. LM, who used to compose songs for GMA News TV's Reel Time, will marry Kara at the St. James the Apostle Parish heritage church in Kara's hometown in Betis, Pampanga in January 2018. The nature-themed prenup shoot is reflective of the couple's love for nature and the outdoors. Both alums of the University of the Philippines Diliman, Kara and LM both love biking and mountain climbing. Kara is already a mom to a 16-year-old daughter, Julia, from a previous relationship. (gmanetwork.com)

    New NICU unit allows moms to sleep beside their newborn babies

    The Teck Acute Care Centre at BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, recently introduced a new program, which will help moms bond with their babies even as they're being cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). "In conventional models, mothers and babies needing NICU care are separated soon after birth," said Julie de Salaberry, the director of maternal newborn programs. "There is substantive literature that reports the single most stressful event for mothers with babies in the NICU is separation, regardless of the severity of illness." The groundbreaking NICU offers 70 private rooms. It's like a premium hospital room, with a refrigerator, beds fit for two people, storage units, and a TV with high-tech pillow speakers. (babble.com)

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