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  • Vilma Santos Is Excited To Be 'Momsie Vi' To Jessy And Luis' Baby Girl

    Momsie Vi also has some advice for the parents-to-be.
    by Judy Santiago Aladin .
Vilma Santos Is Excited To Be 'Momsie Vi' To Jessy And Luis' Baby Girl
  • Jessy Mendiola and Luis Manzano are having a baby girl!

    In a vlog published on Jessy's YouTube channel, they announced their first baby's gender.

    The soon-to-be Lola, Vilma Santos, revealed how she's very excited for her apo whom they lovingly call Peanut.

    She told the couple, "I guess we're blessed because Peanut is coming. I've been waiting for this for so long. You know that, and even the time when you got married, I said, "Anak, kahit di pa kinakasal, sige na anak kahit 'di kasal, pwedeng to follow nalang yung kasal! You're not getting any younger."

    She added, "This time, it's not husband and wife anymore, you'll be mommy and daddy, and you'll be looking forward, holistic na ito, family na ito, looking forward for a more meaningful life as a family. We're rooting for peanut, and we will always pray for you both."

    She ended her speech by saying, "I love you, Lucky! I love you, Jessy! And I love you, Peanut!"


    The couple announced their pregnancy on August 11.

    Luis, who guessed that they'll have a baby girl teased, "Ang bahay namin di ko lalagyan ng pinto, para walang makakadalaw."

    Jessy asked, "Anong taon siya makakalabas?" Luis said, "Maaarawan siya ng 62 years old." Jessy added, "Edi wala kang apo?" Luis said, "61 years old."

    More than knowing the gender, Luis and Jessy were happy that Peanut is very healthy.

    READ ALSO: Jessy Mendiola To Fellow Buntis: 'Lean On Your Partner, 'Di Lang Ikaw Nagbuo Niyan'

    How Momsie Vi knew about Jessy and Luis' pregnancy

    In an interview by PEP.ph last August 20, Vilma said that it was during Mother's Day when she first learned about Jessy and Luis' pregnancy.

    “Hindi naman dahan-dahan. Sinabi na lang nila, Mother's Day na, kasi they were greeting me for Mother's Day.

    “Sabi nila, ‘Happy Mother's Day! Happy Mother's Day!' May get-together dito ang pamilya.

    "Sabi ni Lucky sa akin, ‘Mom, di mo ba siya babatiin?’ Sabi ko, ‘Happy Mother's Day!’

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    “Sabi niya, ‘Batiin mo na. Sabi ko, ‘Bakit?’ Sabi niya, ‘Batiin mo na.’ Sabi ko, ‘Anak naman!’ Sabi niya, ‘Hindi, batin mo na yung mother.’

    “Yun talagang maiyak-iyak ako, ‘Totoo ba? Totoo ba? Oh my god!’ Halos maiyak ako na hindi ako makapaniwala.

    “Dyusko, sa tagal-tagal kong hinintay yung talagang apo, ngayon mayroon na. I'm looking forward kay Peanut."

    READ ALSO: Ralph To Vilma On Their 29th Anniversary: '21, 71 Years From Now Pakakasalan Pa Rin Kita'

    Momsie Vi's advice to the parents-to-be

    She also gave an advice to the parents-to-be. "Maiiba ang buhay nila, e. Kasi you wouldn't know as a mom, kahit ano ang sabihin mo, ‘Naku, alam mo pag naging nanay ka na ganito mangyayari sa iyo…’

    “Alam mo, you wouldn't know until ikaw mismo makakita na mayroong buhay na nanggaling sa iyo, na dun mo lang mare-realize na kaya mong ipagpalit ang buhay mo para sa mga anak mo.


    “Definitely pag lumabas na si Peanut, maiiba more or less next step ang status ng buhay nila as family. Kahit papaano may mga priorities sila na maiiba, and I told them to prepare for that."

    What kind of Lola will she be

    She also gave a hint about what kind of grandma she will be for her first grandchild.

    "Marami ang nagsasabi sa akin—pero di ko alam—mai-spoil mo raw iyan. Kung nai-spoil mo ang anak mo, mas mai-spoil mo raw ang apo. Kung in-enjoy mo ang anak mo, mas mae-enjoy mo raw ang apo. I wouldn't know.

    “But the thing is, kung nakikita ko ang sarili ko kung paano ako mag-alaga sa pamangkin ko o sa anak ng iba, hindi ko ma-imagine pag apo ko na. Baka ayokong madapa. Hindi naman ayaw padapuan ng lamok, sabi nila.

    “I wouldn't know until nandiyan siya. Pero sabi nila, ganun daw. Hindi ko alam. Basta excited ako pag nandiyan na siya.


    "Hindi ko alam kung i-spoil-in ko or bawal ma-spoil yung bata. I have no idea until I see my apo."

    "Sa mga apo ko, sila Nate, ang tawag sa akin Momsie, kaya si Peanut, Momsie Vi."

    Why Peanut will definitely be close with Momsie Vi

    In a previous article by Smart Parenting, a study found that there is indeed a special connection between a grandmother and her grandchildren. 

    “What jumps out in the data is the activation in areas of the brain associated with emotional empathy,” explained James Rilling, Emory University professor of anthropology, as well as the lead author of the study.

    Rilling added, “That suggests that grandmothers are geared toward feeling what their grandchildren are feeling when they interact with them. 

    “If their grandchild is smiling, they’re feeling the child’s joy. And if their grandchild is crying, they’re feeling the child’s pain and distress.


    We're excited to see Peanut and Momsie Vi bond together soon!

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