Hi, Vika Anaya! Jolina Magdangal-Escueta Becomes A Mom Of Two With The Arrival Of Her Daughter
The hours-old baby girl is making this second-time mom fall in love with motherhood all over again.
Actress and singer Jolina Magdangal and her husband, musician Mark Escueta, said hello to Vika Anaya late Monday night after she delivered her via C section. Vika joins her older brother, four-year-old Pele, as the newest addition to this family of four.
"Andito na sya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" announced the 39-year-old mom in her Instagram post showing off her new baby to her fans for the very first time. In the post, Jolina even looked like she lent her baby her signature accessory: a metallic butterfly clip! She continued the photo's caption by sharing that all her pregnancy pains were worth it, especially when she saw how her son reacted to meeting his little sister for the first time.
In an article posted on Star Cinema's website, Jolina shared the reason why they named their baby girl Vika Anaya: “Ang Vika ay galing sa Indian name na Jivika pero ang kinuha lang namin ay 'yung Vika. Ang ibig sabihin ng Vika ay ‘source of life.’ Tapos 'yung Anaya naman ay Hebrew name na ang ibig sabihin ay ‘God answers.’ Bagay na bagay talaga dahil lahat ng prayers namin ay nasagot.”
Vika made a second appearance on Jolina's Instagram feed just four hours later, this time with her whole face visible. With her growing excitement, the Magandang Buhay host shared how she couldn't wait until she could dress Vika up. Likewise, Mark has been just as eager to get to know Vika better in the coming days. He posted the same photo of her and called her their princess while thanking those who prayed for his family throughout this journey.
Coming to terms with the fact that she is now a mom of two, Jolina also dedicated an Instagram post to her son which she shared before her delivery date. In her caption, she told Pele that she would recover from giving birth as quickly as possible so she could continue being an attentive and active mom to him. More so, Jolina promised that even though he now has a sibling, she'll still find time for them to be together and share hugs.
To my dear Pele, Thank you tinabihan mo parin ako matulog kagabi. Mas napanatag ang loob ko. Pangako ko sayo na hindi ito ang huling akap na tayong dalawa lang. Yayakapin kita habangbuhay hanggat gusto mo pa yakapin si Mama. Kung pagkatapos manganak ni mama, wag ka magtaka kung bakit hindi muna kita makakatabi, sisiguraduhin ko na palagi ka makiss at maparamdam na namiss kita. Pagkatapos ko manganak, kakayanin ko makarecover agad para matulungan parin kita maligo, makalaro ka, makakwentuhan ka, at maenjoy natin ang bago mong kalaro na si Vika. . . Mahal na mahal kita anak. Alis lang si mama sandali, pagbalik ko apat na tayo.♥?
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