“The secret is out!” This was what Isabel Oli-Prats said when she declared that she and her husband, John Prats, are expecting another addition to their adorable family.
In an Instagram clip, John and Isabel – who call themselves “The Pratties” – narrated how they announced the big surprise during an intimate family gathering. The celebrity couple also encouraged their fans to guess their new baby’s gender.
The celebrity lovebirds welcomed their first baby, Lily Feather, in April of 2016. Prior to welcoming their firstborn to the world, Isabel had a fun Q&A session with Smart Parenting wherein she tackled what it feels like being a first-time mother.
“Actually, mixed. Before, yung thinking ko about being pregnant, lalaki lang yung tiyan mo, that’s it. Akala ko madali lang. On my second and third month, I had to be on bed rest. Kasi, yun nga, I didn’t really know any better. Lagi akong puyat, so may nabuong blood, kailangan akong i-bed-rest. It was really a struggle, and then, sumabay pa yung paglilihi.”
Nonetheless, Isabel Oli-Prats shared that she felt great knowing that her sacrifices will be worth it. She also expressed her excitement upon finally meeting her little one, revealing that she even saved Lily Feather’s sonogram as her smartphone’s wallpaper.
The actress also left a piece of advice for fellow women about pregnancy.
“A lot of people tell you to just enjoy the pregnancy. And I’m like “How?” Haha. They’d tell me to divert my attention, to bond with the baby more. So instead of focusing on the bad parts, I just focus on the baby. I read books, or we play music for the baby.”
When asked what the best advice she received during pregnancy was, Isabel Oli-Prats revealed that she got it from none other than her beloved husband, John.
“During the times when I cry and as in hindi ko na talaga kaya, John would tell me that I should just pray. To thank God that you have a blessing not everyone could have. Thank you, God, that I feel like this, because I have a baby inside me.”