Andi Eigenmann Is Pregnant With Second Child—Here's Why We Think She's Such A Cool Mom
Andi Eigenmann has announced on social media over the weekend that she is pregnant with her second child—14 weeks along in her pregnancy, to be exact. "Happy and at peace" with how things are going in her life now, she said she cannot wait to make "more joyful memories" together with her 7-year-old daughter Ellie and partner Philmar Alipayo as they wait for the arrival of the addition to their "growing family."
Screenshot from @andieigengirl
Briefly opening up about adjusting to her "new life," Andi also shared photos of her growing baby bump: one that was taken last December 17 and another one photographed last February 1. Glowing with happiness, she posed makeup-free and confidently showed her body, embracing its scars and stretch marks in the most beautiful and positive way, while she nurtures a baby in her womb.
Screenshots from @andieigengirl
Andi—who loves surfing, calls herself a "professional mermaid," and lives an enviably laid-back beach life often in swimsuits—has been inspiring many women about body positivity. In a previous Instagram post, she said, "My appearance hasn't really changed, I’m very much aware of that. I admit to still having insecurities like everyone else. What changed is that I just got tired of hating my body. Now, I have come to accept myself for the way I am. Freckles, scars, stretch marks and all."
This outlook is just one of the things that make Andi an amazing woman. On top of everything else, despite what she had to go through in raising Ellie (her daughter with Jake Ejercito), she's a pretty cool mom, too!
Me and my best pal at our first oceanside love. Baler will always be in our hearts.?? . I remember when this was captured, we had already been filming for days and still, Ellie was so shy in front of the cameras. I always did appreciate how also never said no, regardless. And now she is 7 years old, so full of confidence. Enthusiastically shaking hands of tourists that walk by her in Siargao, and exchanging smiles with every single one she comes across in the island. Her friendliness is coming out. She is growing up, and Im so blessed to witness that. ?? @paothehuman for @alikeofficial
Below are some quotable quotes from Andi about motherhood (or parenthood) that make us admire her not just as a mother but also as a person with so much passion and love for life. We love how her parenting style is not restrictive or punitive; she lets her daughter explore, but she's always just behind or beside her to guide her in the right direction.
"Finding the beauty in each moment, whether good or bad, gets easier because I have Ellie by my side to do this with."
Wellness with Ellie. “The soul often knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” Who would’ve thought that the biggest step I would ever take in my life was taking a tiny step towards the right direction? The body truly does achieve what the mind believes. When I made the decision to stop waiting for tomorrow to make the changes Ive always wanted to make, everything started falling into place. I know that I can never change the past, but what I do with today is in my hands, and I have the power to make sure that the future will be better. Finding the beauty in each moment, whether good or bad, gets easier because I have Ellie by my side to do this with.
"The joy of life isn’t about the material things, but the priceless memories we are blessed to be able to make together."
Here is a series of photos to prove how Ellie and I evolved from being self-timer noobs to masters all on her birthday. Taken at @dakakresort, to which we are so grateful for, since they served as a venue for the ultimate best day ever! We were ecstatic to feel like princesses in paradise, but I am thankful for the experience moreso because of those little moments we were able to share with eachother. Teaching her that the joy of life isn’t about the material things, but the priceless memories we are blessed to be able to make together. The moments of belly- aching laughter, the conversations we had, our never- ending exchange of (mostly her) curious questions and my well thought of answers (lol). And being able to share them with loved ones (hi ate @abbyasistio!) we haven’t seen in a while, and new found friends alike.— it’s these that I want to look back on, and hopefully Ellie would take with her as we both go through our journey in this wonderful life.
"I will be there to guide her as she reaches for the stars!"
In a few hours, I will have a 7 YEAR OLD.?? well, you know what they say: time sure flies by so quickly when you are having fun!lol. I figured since she is old enough for birthday cards, I’ll save the thank you’s and I love you’s for that, but of course, she still deserves an appreciation post! 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. I sure feel so blessed to have my favorite human being to share this super awesome life with! 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 picture??]
"She made my life whole."
"I don't take her on my adventures to keep her locked up in my arms. I bring her along so she could create her own adventures, and because I want her to experience how it is to feel free."
As we go on each destination, to learn more about eachother, and the world, I hope it allows her to get to know more about who she is as well. I dont take her on my adventures to keep her locked up in my arms. I bring her along so that she could create her own adventures, and because I want her to experience how it is to feel free. As for me, its about enjoying every moment I get to spend with this special human being, hoping to create a bond that will never be broken, no matter where life takes us. Time is the only luxury that means a lot to me, and I would like to spend it wearing my most precious jewel— the arms of my dear Ellie around my neck, best way I can. Cebu done, more to go! I can’t wait for what else is in store for us on The Greatest Summer Adventure!
"My goal as a mother isn't to educate her to become rich, but to help her become the person she is, and the person she is meant to become."
Almost half a year ago, Ellie and I have began doing everything by ourselves. A lot have said that it was a crazy decision for me to make, but I dont regret it one bit. Life has been so much happier for us as soon as we started “living simply”. And the development in Ellie’s character has been immense! From learning how to do chores wo anybody telling her to do so, to allowing her to give away all her toys to the kids without any, and to seeing the world with me and learning about how to be a better human being day by day. My goal as a mother isnt to educate her to become rich, but to help her become the person she is, and the person she is meant to become. And to choose love and kindness, above all else. ?? @josealfonsooo
Philmar, Andi's partner, is a professional surfer, who is the 1st Champion of Philippine Surfing Championship Tour Men’s Division back in 2017.
In an interview on Tonight With Boy Abunda in October 2018, Andi revealed that she and Philmar met when she was on a vacation in Siargao. "Nu'ng first time ko siyang na-meet ay nilapitan ko siya at nagpa-picture ako kasi siya iyong number one sa Philippine surfing last year. Ever since we would talk and chat," she said.
Andi described the soon-to-be father of her second child as humble, kind, and someone who has "the biggest heart."
Photos from @andieigengirl