Metro.Style's Year-Ender List: Celebrating The New Pregnancies And Babies Of 2018
There’s nothing more beautiful to celebrate and look back on for this year than the blessing of life. There were challenging pregnancies, long-awaited babies, and new moms who are welcoming 2019 with a brand new outlook in life. Scroll down to read about them.
In October, just five months after the royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, they announced that the Duchess of Sussex is 12 weeks pregnant. And this month, we have been finally treated to photos of Meghan’s cute baby bump.
The Duchess of Sussex made a surprise appearance at the 2018 Fashion Awards to honour Clare Waight Keller with the British Designer of the Year Womenswear Award. Neither the audience nor designer knew that the royal would attend the event. Waight Keller designed the Duchess' royal wedding dress in May ! Looking stunning with that bump Duchess ! ??? #thedukeandduchessofsussex #dukeandduchessofsussex #dukeofsussex #duchessofsussex#katemiddleton #duchessofcambridge #duchesskate #duchesskateofcambridge #katemiddletonstyle #duchessofcambridgeforever #royalfamily #britishroyals #britishroyalty #britishroyal #cambridgeroyalfamily #cambridges #princewilliam #princegeorge #princesscharlotte #queenelizabeth #britishroyalfamily #dukeofcambridge #princecharles #royalty #princeharry #princeharryofwales
I probably already posted this on my previous post but idc idc, she if just so beautiful and radiant they all deserve separate post but here’s this picture of her BABY BUMP ?? #royalwedding #meghanmarkle #duchessofsussex #princeharry #rachelzane #suits #duchessofsussex #kensingtonpalace #windsor #windsor#weareallroyalty #meghanmarklestyle #meghanmarklestyle#princeharryandmeghan #royalwedding #royalfamily #teammeghan #peopleprincess #whenharrymetmeghan #royalwedding#royalcouple #peopleprincess #powercouple#hellomagazine #meghanandharryfansbelike #spreadlove #babysussex #royalbaby
Despite her pregnancy, Meghan pushed through with the 16-day royal tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Tonga, and managed to looked blooming and beautiful each and every time. The couple is expecting the royal baby in Spring 2019, sometime around April.
And speaking of royal babies, reports say another one is already coming for Kate Middleton and Prince William, just a few months after Kate has given birth to Prince Louis in April!
"We should never forget our military families and all the service you do for us all. We are really looking forward to flying to Cyprus tomorrow and meeting some of the mums and dads of the little ones we have met today. I am sure they will be thrilled with all your cards and gifts, so thank you for posting them today." – The Duchess of Cambridge, as she and The Duke hosted a Christmas Party for families and children of deployed personnel from RAF Coningsby and RAF Marham serving in Cyprus.
According to sources, baby no. 4 comes completely unexpected for the royal couple, but both are very excited about it. Reports of the pregnancy have been all over the internet, citing insider sources, but a formal announcement of the pregnancy is yet to be made.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new photograph of their family. The photograph, taken by Matt Porteous, shows The Duke and Duchess with their three children at Anmer Hall. This photograph features on Their Royal Highnesses’ Christmas card this year.
Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes announced in September that they are expecting their second child. She shared the news on Instagram with a photo of her ultrasound, captioning it with, "My heart overflows with gratitude and humility. Dong and I, with our Zia, have been gifted with the miracle of life! Looking forward to meeting our 'little one' soon."
Their first child, Maria Letizia, was born in November 2015.
The beautiful family of Andi Manzano, GP Reyes, and their daughter Olivia will have an additional member real soon. Last July, they announced on social media that Andi was 14 weeks along, and that three-year-old Olivia is "ready to be a big sister," with a series of photographs.
In October, they had a grand gender reveal held at The Island in BGC; the couple also utilized the Prudential Life Building across, where LED lights on the facade of the building spelled out "It's a girl." At 34 weeks, Andi also did a maternity shoot that was "out of her comfort zone" with The Boudoir Dolls, which is known for "classy intimate photography."
The Metro Channel Driven host kept her pregnancy under wraps for quite a while before revealing to the world that she and her partner Duane Santos were pregnant, telling Metro.Style that they purposely delayed the announcement to avoid the possibility of miscarriage.
Pregnant brain I missed SUNDAAAYYYYYY ???? I'm grateful for #babyacsontheway. The rules to #TalulahsSundayScrub: I'll draw the winner tuesday! 1) You must be following my @scrubtalulah ig page & FB page. 2) You can tag a friend who can also win but she/he must respond on the comment and also be following my Scrub pages. If he/she doesn't respond dont worry, you will still win a prize ?? 3) The winner will be allowed to choose what scent of Scrub Talulah he or she wants as a prize. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- *I am asking the same question every week because I feel it's important to be grateful and give thanks whenever we can. TALLULAH'S SUNDAY SCRUB QUESTION: 'Stop, close your eyes for a moment & clear your mind. What happened this past week that you are grateful for?' Happy Sunday lovelies xox love Tricia • • #scrubtalulah #bodyscrub #selfcare #bodylove #womenempowerment #womanhearmeroar #essentialoilsaustralia ?? @louiearcilla
Tricia has given birth to a beautiful baby girl named Arabella “Arrow” Centenera Santos in November. Here are some of her pieces advice for pregnant women: never stop the exercise, don’t fear the weight, and surround yourself with positivity and good people.
Long-time partners Aubrey Miles and Troy Montero have been blessed with a Christmas miracle this year: the birth of their baby girl, Rocket Miller. Rocket was born just short of two weeks before Christmas on December 14. The new baby is Aubrey’s third-born after her second son Hunter Cody Sandel Miller with Troy, and her eldest John Maurie Sandel Obligacion with previous boyfriend JP Obligacion.
Three years after giving birth to her firstborn, Lucia, Bianca Gonzalez-Intal admitted that it took her a while to be ready for another pregnancy, having been traumatized by the challenges of breastfeeding and the all-day sickness and nausea the first time around. But in October, Bianca and husband JC Intal finally welcomed their second baby girl, Carmen Eliana.
In a previous interview with Metro.Style, Bianca shares that while pregnancy and taking care of a baby is tough, patience and unconditional love are the keys to being a successful mom.
Baby Feather is just two years old but she’s already gearing up to become a responsible ate to John and Isabel Oli-Prats new baby boy, Daniel Freedom, who was born in November. Although Isabel revealed that her second pregnancy had been more challenging than the first one, spending at least four months on bed rest on her second trimester, the wait, excitement, and challenges have all paid off.
My husband posted a preggy photo of mine ‘cause he was happy and he can’t contain his excitement for the arrival of our prince @freedomprats. ???? Little did he know that he would receive such rude, negative, and uncalled-for comments about my pregnancy. Hence, he turned-off the commenting section. But to be honest, I didn’t get mad. It just made me sad how some can get so critical and judgmental even if they don’t have the slightest idea about the actual situation. . . Guys, I’m here to tell you I’m very fine. I’m not sick or whatsoever. I’m still within my normal weight range, and as much as I want to work out, my OB doesn’t allow me for numerous reasons. Yes, I do have a BIG tummy (you may find the size “abnormal”, but this is how my tummy looks even during my first pregnancy), however, there’s no need for you to be concerned. I’m perfectly fine. ?? . . So dear followers, thanks for your concerns. Now you know I’m fine. And oh, every woman is different and every pregnancy is different so pls stop comparing me to other hot mommas?????? To my bashers, spread LOVE not hate. I guess the world will truly be a better place, if we all learn to be kind and truly love one another. Praying for all of us to feel the love, joy and peace from our Creator.???? . . Have a blessed week ahead!?????? #37weekspregnant #37weeks #babymoon ??: @direkpratty @johnprats
It was a very tough year for Saab. Saab and husband Jim Bacarro welcomed 2018 bearing the blessing of two, but the year has been tough on Saab, who emerged out of her pregnancy with only one of her expected twins. After Saab underwent labor early this year, she lost their daughter Luna Isabel and gave birth to their son Pancho, who needed to be confined to the neonatal intensive care unit and undergo surgery.
Thankfully, Saab and Jim were able to take their new and healthy baby boy home in April.
The It Girl’s baby boy has already been making noise even before he was born, thanks to his mom’s April Fools Joke on Instagram where she started holding polls and announced that her baby will be a girl before admitting it was actually a boy. But all the excitement was cut short when social media silence followed Isabelle’s labor in March. After their baby boy Balthazar Gabriel Daza Semblat was born, we had to wait four long months before we got a glimpse of baby Baltie.
Isabelle revealed in an Instagram post in July, “Maybe it’s because he was still so little. Maybe it’s cause I was so scared he would be judged by how he looked. .... Maybe it’s cause I want him to have a choice. Maybe it’s cause after I show him, that’s it - the world will ‘own him.’ Or maybe it’s because I’m too vain - I’m over-thinking it and no one really cares. Whatever it is, that was my truth.”
Kim and husband Kanye welcomed 2018 with the third addition to their family, Chicago. Chicago, who is now fondly called by Kim as Chi (pronounced “shy”) was born from a surrogate mother, La’Reina Haynes, whose identity was kept secret throughout her pregnancy to protect her and the baby. In an interview with Vogue, La’Reina revealed that she actually liked being pregnant although the baby she was carrying wasn’t hers, and that she is thankful for the trust of the couple on her. Chicago was born in January.
2018 has been a big year for the Kardashians as Khloe and Tristan Thompson also welcomed their very first daughter, True. Although the pregnancy has been a bit rough, with Khloe’s social media pages filled with cryptic posts about her fallout with Tristan, an insider tells US Weekly that the couple has patched things up for their baby girl and is actually trying again for another baby. According to the source, Khloe loves being a mom and is undaunted by her breastfeeding problems, and wants to give True a sibling ASAP.
? I have always looked forward to our annual Christmas Eve party but this year was hands down my favorite!! True, you make everything so much more precious and memorable!! I will forever love and remember our custom made GORGEOUS party outfits by @monicaivena!! Thank you @janellermiller for helping my vision come to life! ?
Cristalle’s pregnancy announcement is a bit bigger than most, and was formally made on the cover of Metro Society’s March 2018 issue.
Finally letting you guys into a secret we've been keeping...by July, we'll be having a baby! @metrosocietyph has all the details you need to know! . Re-gram from @metrosocietyph: Gracing the cover of our March issue are Cristalle Belo Pitt and Justin Pitt, who have a special announcement to make—they are expecting! ????After four years of being blissfully and wonderfully in love, the couple cannot wait to embark on the new chapter in their love and in their lives: Parenthood. In an exclusive cover story for Metro Society, Cristalle shares that with their relationship, “everything just felt so right and fell into place,” while Justin sheepishly tells the magazine about the moment he realised that she was The One. “I was thinking about my life without her and compared to what life was like with her in it... It wasn’t a hard decision and in my mind, it became clear, that I’d be lucky to have her as my wife for the rest of my days. She makes me happy, she is inspiring, she’s sweet, all the beautiful qualities you’d want.” . With the abundance of love in Cristalle and Justin’s marriage, one cannot contest that this is not the perfect time to expand their family. Grab a copy of our March issue and read on as the couple shares what it was really like, no holds barred, going into their pregnancy, as well as the dreams they already are dreaming for their little one on the way. ?? @cristallebelo @justinpitt77 Photos by @cyruspanganiban Written by @missreenaph Makeup by @gelalaurel Hair and grooming by Mitch Gallido Styled by @stylelistinc and @billsmallare Shot on location at the presidential villa of @nuwaph at @cityofdreamsmanila . . . #march #marchissue #generations #metrosociety #cover #covershoot #exclusivecover #cristallebelo #justinpitt #couple #love #announcement #exclusive #onlocation #nuwacityofdreams #cityofdreams #hotel #luxuryhotel #love #couple #expecting #havingababy
In May, Cristalle and husband Justin welcomed Hunter James Belo Pitt at only 33 weeks. Because Cristalle gave birth to her baby boy just a tad bit earlier than expected, he spent a couple of days on the NICU for him to further develop his lungs before he was allowed to go home with his parents. But it all turned well and Hunter looks jolly and healthy now, already going around the world with parents Cristalle and Justin.
Divine has been one of the bravest moms for her newborn, Basquiat “Baz” Delfin, who has already had to undergo two surgeries this year. First at two months, Baz was circumcised as recommended by his doctor after he was brought to the hospital because of UTI. In September, Divine also revealed that Baz had to undergo frenotomy or have his tongue-tie cut because he could not latch properly. This has resulted to Baz having to be bottle-fed early on, which is something Divine was not embarrassed about, saying she believes in giving Baz what’s best for him. And it looks like Divine is doing alright as Baz definitely is one of the most beautiful and healthiest baby boys we’ve seen!
Many moms would know how hard—and for some, almost impossible—it is to be pregnant at 40. But after years of prayers and trying, Miriam Quiambao has received a miracle: at 43, she is finally pregnant. Miriam and husband Ardy Roberto have been trying to have a baby since they got married in 2014, and were on the verge of resorting to IVF and surrogacy this year, before they finally got the news that they were pregnant.
Finally away and alone with my love!! ?? . Ever since I got pregnant 6 months ago, I was advised to avoid any long-distance and out the country trips until the end of my pregnancy to avoid unnecessary exposure to stress, infection and radiation in the plane. Such is required for a high-risk pregnancy like mine. I had to cancel most of my confirmed talks within the country and cancel all talks & trips abroad including those in Hawaii, Singapore, Korea and the US. I was willing to do this for the sake of my miracle baby but I have to say that I was beginning to grow restless staying in the city all the time. . I’m so grateful that I finally have the chance to get away with my husband even in Tagaytay for our short Baby Moon this long weekend. . Thanks babe @ardyroberto for this much needed trip and bonding time. . #BabyMoon #24WeeksPregnant #PregnantAt43 #MiracleBaby #ForeverHoneymooners #LifeContentedInChrist #BeGrateful
Although Miriam’s pregnancy is a tad bit riskier than most, needing anticoagulant injections every night to battle an autoimmune disorder associated with pregnancy complications, and was asked by her doctor to avoid long trips, she can’t help but gush about how much of a blessing this pregnancy is and that they are taking all the precautions to keep her baby safe and sound.
Twenty-five weeks and counting!! I’m about 6 months and a week along in my pregnancy journey and enjoying every minute of it! . My belly is growing every week (now as big as a soccer ball) and I have started to feel my baby boy’s kicks becoming stronger and more frequent nowadays. A few more months to go! . I’m making sure to prevent stretch marks (my mom had lots) and grateful for the @palmers cocoa butter formula stretch mark survival kit. I apply it after every shower to make sure my skin is moisturized. I also ask my husband to help apply it on me at bedtime as he talks to and prays over my belly. I love this bonding time! . @palmers products available at @rustansthebeautysource . Wearing black @bellybandit maternity support wear from @thenest_attachmentparentinghub. . Photo credit: The Hubby @ardyroberto #25WeeksPregnant #PregnantAt43 #PalmersPh
They’ve been through so much before they got here, but now, Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher are finally pregnant again with baby no. 2! According to Carrie, before this pregnancy, she suffered three miscarriages in two years, which is truly heartbreaking for any parent. Now that the pregnancy looks better and healthier, Carrie and Mike are holding out for their baby boy, who is due early next year.
Her pregnancy has also been the major reason why Carrie had to push her album tour to May 2019, which is something her fans will surely be waiting for.
It was an extra merry Christmas for Camille Prats, husband VJ Yambao, and kids Nathan (her son with former husband Anthony Linsangan who died of cancer in 2011), Isaiah (her stepson), and Nala (her and VJ's first child) as they are all excitedly awaiting the arrival of the new addition to their growing family.
Last September, they celebrated the first birthday of their daughter Nala with a princess-themed party, then in November, Camille and VJ found out that their second baby is on the way.
Photos from @theboudoirdolls @marianrivera @iamsuperbianca @triciacentenera and by BJ Pascual