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  • Isabel Oli Has Given Birth and Marian and Dingdong Are Having a Boy!

    by Rachel Perez .
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  • Isabel Oli Prats has given birth!

    Yesterday, November 25, 2018, John Prats shared his favorite #OOTD on Instagram: a scrub suit complete with a hair cap and face mask on! And it was taken in a hospital hallway. Has baby Daniel Freedom arrived already?

    Isabel Oli, on the other hand, posted a quote card this morning. It read: "Sometimes I just look up, smile, and say, I know that was you, God! Thank you!" For her caption, she wrote, "Thank you God for everything," with emphasis on that last word, which was written in capital letters. Their social media accounts were already filled with congratulatory messages.


    An ultrasound photo also popped up on the Instagram account of Daniel Freedom, which we assumed the couple set up. As of this writing though, there's still no confirmation from John or Isabel if they have indeed welcomed their son.

    UPDATE: John Prats just posted a photo of Daniel Freedom's cute tiny foot. "So.. this is Freedom," he wrote as a caption. Congratulations! We can't wait to mee the little guy! 

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    This article was updated at 1:08 p.m. November 26, to add John's most recent Instagram post. 

    Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes'' Baby #2 is A Boy!

    On November 25, 2018, the Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes released their gender reveal video on their YouTube channel "Team Dantes."

    The setting of their gender reveal was the recently concluded "Color Run Hero Tour 2018," which was a fund-raising event for the YesPinoy Foundation. The video had clips of soon-to-be big sister Zia Dantes taking her first steps to running with her parents at the Color Run. It also showed Zia wishing for a baby brother before blowing her cake for her third birthday, which they celebrated in Hong Kong last week.

    And Zia's wish came true! At the end of the video, just as the family reached the finish line, they were showered with blue-colored powder. On the road surface where it fell, Marian wrote 'BOY' and flashed a thumbs-up sign to the camera. 

    Saab Magalona celebrates birthday with moms and preemie babies!


    In time for Prematurity Awareness Month, Saab Magalona celebrated her 30th birthday last November 23, 2018 with moms of babies staying in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the East Avenue Medical Center, in Quezon City.

    "Best way to spend my 30th birthday," says the mom of Pancho, who is a preemie baby and stayed in the NICU for two months. Her husband Jim Bacarro documented the event where lactation specialist Abbie Yabot talked about breastfeeding and newborn care, and volunteers from the Kythe Foundation joined her. Kythe Foundations is a non-profit, non-stock organization aimed towards improving the quality of life among hospitalized children with cancer and other chronic illness.

    Saab also thanked SM Babies Fashion for donating boxes of newborn clothes, swaddles, booties, mittens, and cloth diapers. She also coordinated with Philips Avent Philippines to donate electric breast pumps after learning that East Ave's NICU only has one (and it takes care of more than 100 babies!). "Breast milk is sooo important, especially for premature babies," Saab wrote.


    East Ave Medical Center NICU ward has a capacity of 70 to 80 babies but is currently caring for about 110 infants, some of whom had to share bassinets. The hospital is also understaffed with one nurse caring for 10 to 15 babies. The NICU ward is also in need of newborn diapers and tube tops for Kangaroo Mother Care.

    "This is why we are grateful for your donations, big or small!" Saab stressed.

    Andi, Jake post birthday messages for daughter Ellie Eigenmann


    She's not so little anymore. Ellie Eigenmann turned 7 years old last week, November 23, 2018, and her parents Andi Eigenmann and Jake Ejercito had nothing but sweet messages and wishes for their daughter.

    "Every 23rd day of November is an opportunity to celebrate that very moment you came into this beautiful world! Each year, it just becomes more and more meaningful to me," Andi wrote on her birthday appreciation post for Ellie. "I sure feel so blessed to have my favorite human being to share this super awesome life with!" she added.

    "I am excited for what’s in store for this girl! And you are all witness to my promise that I will be there to guide her as she reaches for the stars! Maybe even give her a boost, if needed! Just like in this photo," Andi said. The photo showed Andi giving Ellie a boost, a la cheerleading style. Ellie stood on her mom's thigh with her other leg raised high.


    Jake, on the other hand, talked about growing up in his birthday post for his daughter. He shared Ellie cried and admitted she didn't want to grow up and turn 7 after the photo was taken.

    "Though I’d also prefer for you to stay my little girl for always, life’s unfortunately not Neverland. You’re now old enough to tell what’s right from wrong and to have some sense of responsibility," Jake wrote. "But trust that for as long as I’m around, my baby girl you’ll always be. Happy 7th, my love! Your kulit-ness will forever hold a world record," he added.

    LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis reveals baby girl's name

    Last September, LJ Reyes and Paolo Contis had a gender reveal party where they learned they're having a baby girl. And now, #BabyContis2019 already has a name: Summer Ayanna Reyes Contis.

    The couple revealed it yesterday, November 25, 2018, at the baby shower party baby stroller brand Aprica threw for the blooming actress and mom-to-be.


    LJ is currently already 32 weels along the family way. She revealed to SmartParenting.com.ph that she had a low-lying placenta which prevented her from being active while pregnant. Thankfully, she was allowed to start taking walks when she hit 28 weeks.

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