Patrick Garcia and wife Nikka welcomed their third child, a daughter, on Wednesday, December 27. Baby Francisca Pia weighed 7.9 lbs at birth.
The proud dad posted a photo of himself and his daughter on Instagram with the caption, "Thank you Lord for another blessing! The best Christmas gift before ending the year.. to my wife I salute you for your strength and bravery and Thank you for this wounderful gift! I’m inlove with you even more!!"
Francisca Pia is sibling to sisters Michelle, 4; Patrice, who is almost 2; and half brother Alex Jazz, 9.
One week before she gave birth, Nikka looked like she was ready to pop and posted a photo on Instagram with the caption, “Hawakan mo ko kc matutumba na ko! 39 weeks!... and counting???!!!!!”
In March this year, Nikka miscarried and lost what could have been their third baby during her third month of pregnancy. “I guess God just had another plan,” she told Smartparenting.com.ph. “Siguro po no’ng nalaman ko ’yon, hindi na po ako nagtanong. Hinayaan na lang po, and we just told ourselves that it wasn’t meant to be na lang para hindi na lang maghanap ng rason. Hindi na kailangang mag-isip kung sino ang sisisihin. Not meant to be lang ’yong inisip namin.”
One month after her miscarriage, Nikka found out she was pregnant again, making it a "rainbow baby," or a baby conceived after a miscarriage. The term was coined from how a rainbow usually follows a storm to give hope.
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Nikka said that she was even more careful this time, and admitted to feeling paranoid once she reached her third month of pregnancy due to her history. But, she added, “I always reminded myself na pag gusto naman ni Lord, kahit tumalon-talon ka pa, di ba? Kahit ano’ng gawin mo, nand’yan ’yan. So I didn’t allow fear to say so much.”
The couple couldn't be happier with this great blessing to mark the start of the year.
“And then there were three! ðŸ˜ I have never been so inlove in my life! â¤ï¸” the new mom said. Congratulations!