Kaye Abad and Paul Jake Castillo are having a very merry Christmas as the married couple welcomed son, Pio Joaquin, yesterday, December 22, 2017, a significant date for this young family — it also happens to be Paul Jake’s 33rd birthday. December is also the couple’s wedding anniversary month (they got married last December 9, 2016).
In fact, Paul Jake predicted Kaye would give birth on his birthday. In an interview with Pep.ph, he remarked while laughing, "Feeling ko December 22. Babaguhin na rin birthday niya [Kaye], e, para isahan na."
Kaye told SmartParenting.com.ph last October that Paul Jake couldn’t wait to be a dad. After several failed attempts to get pregnant, Paul Jake told her he would bring Kaye to Singapore if it still didn’t happen this year. “Dalhin na daw ako sa Singapore, pa-IVF [in vitro fertilization]. Gano’n n’ya kagusto [magka-baby],” Kaye recalled.
Paul Jake, who revealed his son's name has the same initials as his in the hashtags "#piojoaquin" and "#pjc#", couldn’t hide his glee when he posted his son’s birth on Instagram. "Couldn’t have asked for anything else on my birthday!!! Thanks my love for the best birthday gift!!! Joaquin!!! Another chapter in life.... my ironborn!!!"
On her Instagram account, Kaye captioned the photo, "Happy birthday daddy and happy birthday joaquin!"
In our interview back in October, Kaye's pregnancy wasn’t "maselan" except for a few dizzy spells. She also had to cut down on sugar and carbs on her sixth month after a glucose test revealed she had elevated blood sugar.
Kaye, who prayed for a normal delivery, admitted worried a lot because of her age. “Hindi ko lang mapigilan na mag-isip kasi matanda na,” she said, shaking her head. “Hindi naman sobrang tanda. Hindi na s’ya twenties na ’yong iba, lakad lang nang lakad. Ngayon, sinabihan ako na ‘You really have to be careful lalo na first child.’ Kasi I guess, ’yong age ko nga.
“’Yon lang ang nagwo-worry ako parati na baka… Ang dami kong naririnig na mag-bleeding, mag-bed rest. ’Yong iba daw, nine months na bed rest para sa kapit ng baby. Di ba? ’Yon lang ang worry ko. But other than that, super excited, lalo na ngayon na malapit na. Actually, ngayon, halo. Excited and kinakabahan. Hindi ko alam kung ano ang i-expect ko. Sa palabas, ilang beses na akong naging nanay. Na-practice ko na talaga s’ya.”
Despite the bouts of worry though Kaye was already thinking of her next pregnancy, hoping the next baby will be a girl. Her husband wishes for two more kids. “Bitin daw ang dalawa, parang wala raw referee kung dalawa lang. Good luck! One down, two to go!”