On September 18, 2021, the entrepreneur mom shared that she had given birth to a daughter. And what a sight she is!
Calling her the “missing piece,” Jerika says their newborn, Marta Eleanor Ejercito Aguilar came earlier than expected. In her Instagram post, the mom says that she and her husband, Miquel Aguilar Garcia, was expecting her due date to be on the first week of October. It seems Marta “had other plans”!
The fifth child out of her brood of sons, Jerika adds the #FiveAndDone hashtag in her caption, and she describes the difference Marta Eleanor made to their family.
“Our little girl is calm as can be, latches way better than all her kuyas and loves being cuddled all throughout the day and night which I totally do not mind. She has invigorated our family by her presence; we are still reeling with excitement and joy just by having her... she was our missing piece now we are COMPLETE.”
Baby Marta will be joining Jerika and niece Ellie Eigenmann in their “Princess Tribe.” In her gender reveal and maternity shoot back in May, the doting aunt shares that Ellie is her “OG Princess.”
Jerika writes, “You have a very special and safe place in our hearts no matter what. Thank you for being the sweetest ate to all your cousins and now the best ate for our Little Princess. I am so grateful that she has you to look up to and will learn to be as caring and thoughtful as you are through your love for her.
“You continue to bring us so much joy and I cannot wait for our little Princess to get to know how wonderful her ate is. We may still be outnumbered by the boys but they all know that GIRLS RULE!”
Jerika's fifth child was spaced a bit farther than her brothers who were born back to back. In a post she shared in early September, the mom said that Marta Eleonor will be her last child, musing, “this chapter of my life is finally coming to a close.”
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She adds, “The exhilaration and grief of your last pregnancy aren’t mutually exclusive. But it is exceptionally poignant in comparison to other times in our lives when we encounter two seemingly opposing ideas at the same time.
“Every pregnancy I always felt I cannot wait to have my babies out of me and into the world. But once my daughter is out, I will never have the familiarity of creating and nurturing human being(s!) inside my body ever again. I will forever go back to ‘normal’.”
Jerika, who is the daughter of former President Joseph Estrada and former actress Laarni Enriquez, gave birth to her first son, Isaiah, in 2014. Isaias is her son with former partner Bernard Palanca.
She married Miquel in 2017, giving birth to twins Daniel and Michael in January 2018, then to baby Moises on July 13, 2019.
Congratulations to Jerica, Miguel, and to their big, happy family!
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