Say hello to Camille and VJ's daughter Nala Camilla!
"You are my heart beating outside of me," the actress and new mom again wrote on Instagram. Camille and VJ had welcomed their new baby and first daughter, Nala Camilla, on September 22 at 8:36 p.m. The little girl weighed 7.3 pounds at birth.
Camille also thanked her husband for being with her every step of the way. "My Love, thanks for being with me every step of the way. Seeing how happy and elated you are upon seeing our baby girl is priceless. I will forever embed that memory in my heart," she wrote. As for big brother Nathan meeting his baby sister, Camille said it was "definitely love at first sight."
Camille's brother John Prats and his wife Isabel Oli with daughter Lilly Feather also visited Camille and Nala at the hospital. "This is such a wonderful time for your family, and we pray that babyhood is filled with lots of joy, love, and cuddles," John wrote. Isabel wrote on Instagram, "I pray that you and your family will find peace, joy, and strength in this new chapter of your lives." Congratulations! (pep.ph)
Kylie Padilla defends her "cushiony" postpartum body
After getting a number of nasty comments about her postpartum body when she posted a photo of herself wearing a binder corset in the gym, the new mom felt she needed to make a point on body shaming. She couldn't believe that even though people knew she had just given birth last month to her first child, son Alas Joaquin, people still thought (and felt the need to say) that she was "fat."
"I have never felt so confident, so happy and so in love with my body. Stretch marks and all." Kylie wrote on Instagram. "Even after carrying a baby for nine months and giving birth to a new life I still fall under 'fat' or 'curvy' or whatever label people want to give me then so be it. I'm happy to be there. No label or opinion is going to stop me from being proud of myself that first I am now a mother and two, that finally, I can choose to be happy no matter how imperfect people or culture says I am," she added.
Kylie stressed that she had more important things in her mind, such as being able to provide her son with a constant supply of breast milk, and letting her postpartum body heal and recover from pregnancy and childbirth. She also said fiancé Aljur Abrenica enjoys her curvy body. "I seem to like it too. I feel so womanly and cushiony... Kulang pa nga eh feeling ko mas masaya baby ko kung mas malaki pa ako," Kylie said. (pep.ph)
Geoff Eigenmann and Maya welcome baby girl
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It was Geoff's mom who broke the news of her apo's arrival on Instagram. "Maraming maraming salamat Panginoong Diyos sa kaligtasan na ibinigay mo kay Maya at sa aking bagong apo si Arabella Simone Eigenmann," veteran actress and director Gina Alajar wrote. The little girl was born on September 23.
"I still remember the days I prayed for what I have right now. I love you both so much!" singer and new mom Maya wrote on Instagram as a caption for a photo of the new dad cradling their first baby. Geoff also posted a picture of himself with his daughter on his chest and captioned it: "Daddy duties." Congratulations! (pep.ph)
LOOK: Niña Corpuz shares photos of first son Luke
The ABS-CBN journalist had welcomed her third baby, son Luke Vincent, on September 18 and first introduced her baby to the world on Friday, September 22. "Although, he's my third child, I was so scared this time for some reason and dreaded the pain that comes with childbirth. But I'm sure all mothers agree with me, nothing else matters at this point except this overwhelming love and connection between us two," she wrote. Nina and husband Vince Rodriguez named their son after St. Luke the Evangelist, who is one of the four authors of the gospel and patron saint of doctors and artists, and St. Vincent de Paul, the patron saint of charities and who's known for his compassion, humility, and generosity. (abs-cbn.com)
Pinoy children’s choir wins in international tilt The Kudyapi Children's Choir won two awards in their first-ever participation in the 7th International ‘Pau Casals’ Choir Competition & Festival “Canco Mediterrania” held last September 12 to 17 in Lloret de Mar in Girona, Spain. The Barcelona-based Filipino children's choir bagged the silver prize in the children's choir category and the special original performance award. The Kudyapi choir, composed of kids ages four to 14 years old who were born in Spain to Filipino parents, performed Gloria Estefan’s "Turn the Beat Around," the Filipino folk song "Salidumay," and Lea Salonga’s "I Am But a Small Voice." "You have done a great job, and I like your Filipino music," competition organizer Jaromir Pyzia said. He was so impressed that he assured the members that they will be invited to compete again next year. (abs-cbn.com)