- Kaye Abad gave birth to a bouncing baby boy last December 22
- She gave birth on the same day as Paul Jake's birthday
- Kaye shares her birthing experience and struggles as a first time mom
Actress Kaye Abad gave birth to their firstborn son named Joaquin on December 22, same day as her husband Paul Jake's birthday.
It is truly a wonderful blessing for first time parents Kaye and Paul Jake.
During an exclusive interview with PEP, KAMI learned how Kaye prepared for the birth of Joaquin, her birthing experience, as well as her struggles as a first time mom.
According to Kaye, she really wasn't expecting that she will give birth on that day.
She said that it all happened so fast but she feels relieved that everything is over.
"Then my OB [gynecologist] asked me if may labor pains na, kasi the night before, nag-monitor sila sa contractions ko.
"Every five [minutes] na siya.
"Wala naman akong pain pa na nafi-feel.
"She told me na mag-lunch muna since birthday ni PJ [Paul Jake].
"Then after, punta na daw ako sa delivery room.
"Hindi ko pa rin inisip na manganganak ako that day kasi wala pa nga akong pain na nafi-feel.
"But when I get to the [hospital] ayun na, my water broke."
"I strictly followed what my OB [told] me."
She is not allowed to take sugar.
"Kahit na tempting at times, titiisin ko talaga.
"Kasi tumaas sugar ko.
"I guess that helped a lot sa weight gain ng baby."
"After 1st trimester, the doctor told me na walking ako so lagi akong mag-grocery or malling para makapag-walking.
"I also drank raspberry leaf tea daily on my 36th week, sabi kasi nila, it can help you sa labor na shorter time."
"Can’t believe na he’s finally out.
"Parang kelan lang nasa tummy ko pa siya.
"I wasn't expecting na I’ll give birth that day.
"Everything happened so fast."
Being a first time mom, Kaye said she experienced baby blues for two days.
"Pero for two days lang," she said.
She explained what caused this feeling, "Pag iyak siya nang iyak and you don’t know what he needs.
"Yung feeling na baka you're not doing the right thing."
"It breaks my heart seeing him crying 'tapos hindi mo siya mapatahan.
"And I guess kasama na din yung pagod."
"Alam mo yung pagod ka na pero may certain energy ka pa rin to do stuff. Totoo pala yung sinasabi nila gagawin lahat ng ina para sa anak nila."
Through Paul Jake's help and other family members ready to extend a helping hand, she was able to overcome her struggles.
Paul Jake and Kaye officially got together on April 14, 2014 and they admitted their relationship a month after.
The couple got engaged last May 2016 and tied the knot on December 9, 2016 in a wedding ceremony held in Cebu.
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