• 13 Celebrity Moms Who Embraced Motherhood Bliss Once More in 2017

    Six are expecting their second or third babies while the rest already welcomed the new addition into their families.
    by FM Ganal for Pep.ph .
  • 13 Celebrity Moms Who Embraced Motherhood Bliss Once More in 2017
    IMAGE @sarahlahbati, @camilleprats, @jennicauytingco via Instagram
  • Feng shui experts did say the Year of the Rooster is an auspicious time to have a baby, and our celebrity moms, er, delivered. Of the thirteen moms here, six are expecting their second and third bundles of joy while the rest already welcomed the new addition into their growing families (one couple is now parents to five kids!).  

    YEAR OF HAPPINESS

    It was a big year for Sarah Lahbati and Richard Gutierrez. Almost a month after revealing their engagement, they happily announced that Sarah was carrying their second child. The couple is expecting another boy after Zion.

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    UNEXPECTED BLESSING


    On September 22, Camille Prats and VJ Yambao welcomed the birth of their daughter, Nala Camille. Camille didn’t expect to get pregnant so quickly after her wedding. The former Sarah…Ang Munting Princesca actress started the year with a bang when she married VJ on January 7 at Nayomi Santuary Resort in Batangas. Weeks after their union, the couple surprised everyone with the announcement of Camille's pregnancy.

    Both are already parents. Camille has Nathan, her nine-year-old son with her late husband Anthony Linsangan. VJ is dad to Isaiah, 13, his son with a former girlfriend. 

    GIFT FROM ABOVE

    Alwyn Uytingco and Jennica Garcia received an early Christmas gift when they found out she was carrying their second child.

    "Alwyn and I have been trying since January, ever since the year started that is why I just can't contain the joy in my heart.” Jennica wrote on her Instagram post.

    But her pregnancy is being threatened by a possible miscarriage. “I’ve been contracting on almost a daily basis, while having my trans-v ultrasound, doctor said I was contracting but I couldn’t feel it,” Jennica said. Her doctor ordered complete bed rest and prescribed some medications.

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    Despite her delicate condition, Jennica is optimistic her wish for a big family will be fulfilled, especially with all the love and support of Alwyn and her mom, Jean Garcia.

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    MIRACLES HAPPEN

    The beginning of 2017 was a rough start for Nikka Martinez-Garcia. On March 6, the wife of Patrick Garcia revealed that she suffered a miscarriage three months into her pregnancy. Patrick consoled his wife in a black-and-white Instagram photo with the caption, "Everything is gonna be ok..."

    And true enough, a miracle happened a few months later when Nikka found out she was with child again. She is now in her 39th week of healthy pregnancy. The couple are expecting a third daughter. Their first two daughters are Chelsea, 4, and Patrice, 1.

    DOUBLE THE JOY


    On September 11, Jerika Ejercito, the eldest daughter of Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada and former actress Laarni Enriquez announced her second pregnancy. Jerika and her Spanish husband, Miquel Aguilar Garcia, are expecting twin boys. Jerika has a son, Isaiah, with former partner Bernard Palanca.

    FAMILY OF FOUR


    Patty Laurel-Filart is now 24 weeks pregnant with a baby girl. Patty shared with SmartParenting.com.ph that she and husband Patrick had been praying for a second baby since their son Theo turned two in July 2017.

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    WISH FULFILLED


    Jolina Magdangal and her husband Mark Escueta have been trying their best to give their 3-year-old son Pele a sibling, and the couple are getting their wish. During her 39th birthday celebration on the Kapamilya show Magandang Buhay as co-host, Jolina broke the happy news together with Mark, but it was Pele's show.

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    The kid walked into the studio, carrying a transparent balloon with white and green confetti inside. When Mark asked about Pele’s birthday gift to his mom, the toddler gleefully replied, “I’m Kuya Pele!” Jolina then confirmed she was nine weeks pregnant.

    Meanwhile, Jolina’s co-host Melai Cantiveros welcomed her second daughter, Stela, on April 9. Melai announced her second pregnancy on September 30, 2016, when she and her husband Jason Francisco reconciled after their brief separation. The arrival of Baby Stela marked a new chapter in the love story of Mr. and Mrs. Francisco.

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    Eat Bulaga!  mainstay Pia Guanio gave birth to her second daughter, Brooklyn, last May 29.

    Bea Soriano and her husband Eric Dee Jr. welcomed the birth of their daughter, Billie, last September 8.


    Former beauty queen Liz Almoro gave birth to her second son, Maximus Alexander, on October 20. Maximus is her first child with husband, Victor Aliwalas. The father of Liz's older son Juamee is her former husband, TV host Willie Revillame.

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    GROWING BROOD

    These celebrity moms happily welcomed the latest addition to their huge families.


    LJ Moreno and her husband Jimmy Alapag are proud parents of Calen Asher, their third child, born on October 20. Jimmy is head coach of Alab Pilipinas.


    Franco and Ayen Laurel said hello to their fifth child, Lucia, on November 27. Franco posted photos of his newborn daughter on Instagram. One of his captions read, "You bring so much joy into our lives! You are truly a blessing my baby and we love you so much!"

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    Why the name Lucia? Franco explained to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in a recent interview, "Lucia means graceful light, so being the youngest in the family, she will bring so much light and joy in our home.

    "So, that's why we chose the name Lucia."


    This story originally appeared on Pep.ph.

    * Minor edits have been made by the SmartParenting.com.ph editors.

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