Check Out Mariel Padilla's Latest Maternity Shoots To Celebrate The Upcoming Arrival Of Baby Gabriela
Now on her third trimester, this glowing mommy wants to make the most out of this special time in her life
Here's a baby girl who will have her mom to thank for documenting every step of her life—even before she's born!
That's because little Gabriela, Robin and Mariel Padilla's second daughter, is still in the womb with two months to go until she officially says hello to the world, yet she's already been a part of several photo shoots (yes, plural!) with her mom.
It's a tradition that Mariel carried over from her first pregnancy with her first child, Isabella, who's now a beautiful three-year-old girl.
The soon-to-be mommy of two went on Instagram to share this with her followers and wrote, "I wanted to recreate my maternity shoot from 3 years ago when I was carrying Isabella and now in my tummy is Gabriela."
Accompanying her little story was a series of side by side photos of her first and second pregnancies, showing just how little she's changed over the years despite experiencing so much more of life. As Mariel said, everything about the shoot was perfectly recreated, with the exception of her outfit.
"This time I opted to wear the gown I wore at my baby shower for Isabella 👗 same gown, same scene, same mother... different baby," Mariel added.
mariel padilla maternity shoot for third trimester second pregnancy with daughter gabriela
- mariel padilla maternity shoot for third trimester second pregnancy with daughter gabriela
Another outfit—a dainty, pink slip dress—gave Mariel more memories of the same kind. According to the 35-year-old mom, she first wore the outfit when she was carrying Isabella for just five months and decided to pose in it again now that she's in her third and final trimester with Gabriela.
This part of the shoot turned out to be a surprise from Mariel's friends from NicePrint Photo, including owner Charisse Tinio, who set it up for her.
"I really wanted to wear the same dress 👗 for both my girls 💕 thank you @charissetinionp for this surprise layout," Mariel said.
To date, Mariel has had three other events that baby Gabriela participated in, in utero: a pastel-themed gender reveal party, a name reveal party that doubled as a second baby shower, and an advanced Filipiniana-inspired birthday celebration for Robin (the mother and child will reportedly likely be abroad during his actual birthday in November, as Mariel will be giving birth in a different country).
Photos from @marieltpadilla @niceprintphoto