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  • ICYMI: Singer Juris Fernandez Expecting Second Baby

    Plus, Paul Soriano says Toni can take as long as she wants for her maternity leave, watch Cristine Reyes's daughter Amarah charm on TV, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
ICYMI: Singer Juris Fernandez Expecting Second Baby
PHOTO BY @jurisfernandez/Instagram
  • 1. Juris Fernandez expecting second baby!

    The ASAP mainstay took to Instagram to announce that she and her husband, IT executive Gavin Lim, are expecting baby number two! Juris posted a collage that shows her husband and their first-born son, Giddy, who just turned one last month, holding an ultrasound photo. In the voice of her eldest, she wrote as caption: "For the past few months, I know you and Mama have been getting ready for the arrival of someone special early next year. And since I'm now one year old, I'd like to take some of your responsibilities. So I promise that I will be the best loving ahia (kuya) in the world!" The post was timed on Gavin's birthday, too. What a perfect birthday greeting! Congratulations! (abs-cbn.com)

    2. Watch: Cristine Reyes' daughter Amarah charms talk show hosts


    When actress Cristine Reyes visited morning talk show Magandayng Buhay, she brought her 1-year-old daughter Amarah. The little girl was game to show the hosts her tricks. She greeted everyone with a "hi" and waved when her mom prompted her to do so. Amarah was curious at first, but she didn't seem to mind the cameras very much. It also looked like she was sleepy--so cute! Cristine talked about taking a hands-on approach in taking care of Amarah, who was born prematurely, especially during the first few months. In the middle of the interview, Amarah exclaimed, "Wow!" when she was asked to sing. When Cristine sang, "If you're happy and you know it, shout hooray," Amarah responded on cue: "Hooray!" Good job, Amarah! (abs-cbn.com)

    3. Iya Villania says her son Primo is "the boss"

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    The new mom is expressing sentiments that many mothers will find familiar (listen up, moms-to-be!). "Puyat, dirty nappies, random hours, feeding, burping, sore and hard boobies, sugat nippies all while still recovering from delivery," Iya wrote on Instagram with the photo that showed her cradling Primo as they both slept. She continued, "But... pure LOVE. I'm still so amazed with what my body just went thru! And amazed at how this little lumpia can just have so much control over me. He's the boss!!! Got so much to be grateful for," she added. The new mom and her firstborn are currently finding their groove. In the photo above, Iya shared a shot of her "battle station," and shared a good tip: she now uses her Snugahug pregnancy pillow as support when breastfeeding her little boy. Thanks for the tip, Iya! (gmanetwork.com


    4. Paul Soriano weighs in on post-childbirth plans with Toni!

    The TV host and actress can give birth any time now to her and director Paul Soriano's first child, a baby boy! Both have expressed their excitement for the arrival. "It's our first child and I'm anxious and I can't wait to meet him," he said. Looking ahead, Paul added that he wants Toni to take her time before going back to work after giving birth. "I want her to take as long as she wants. I know her motherly instincts are gonna kick in so there's really no time table. I told her that, 'You rest, take care of our little boy and I will be the one to work and provide for the family.'" As to the question who will be the strict parent, he said, "Maybe si Toni mas strict, kasi me, I just like to have fun, I like to be a kid. I'm actually excited kasi parang magkaka-playmate ako ngayon, e. I have a little boy now to play with." (pep.ph)


    5. Watch Scarlet Snow Belo play the piano!

    As it turned out, Scarlet Snow comes from a family of pianists. "My lola Irene, my daddy [Hayden] and a lot of my cousins play the piano well. I hope I inherited the talent too," reads the caption for an Instagram video that shows Scarlet playing. It also uses the hastag #BabyMozart2B. We will not be surprised if she does grow up to be skilled in playing the said musical instrument, and the comments on the post show we are not alone. "Scarlet has the inkling to be a virtuoso pianist!" reads one comment. Here's another: "I love how her tiny wobbly fingers press the piano keys... Then she even sways her body to play the piano. Bravoooo a star is born!" Go for your dreams, Scarlet! Keep on learning and practising!

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