Even with her prominent baby bump, Priscilla Meirelles-Estrada still looks lovely in her lavender cocktail dress.
On January 22, a baby shower was thrown for her soon-to-born baby girl Anechka at the Manila Peninsula Hotel in Ayala, Makati City.
Priscilla is now on her eighth month of pregnancy, and is due to give birth on February 4, exactly a week after her first wedding anniversary with husband John Estrada.
In an exclusive interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) during the English tea party-inspired baby shower, she recounted how John picked Anechka as the name of their baby girl.
It is a Russian name that means "grace," as well a biblical name that means "the one chosen by God to speak."
And how does she feel now that she's going to be a mom a few days from now?
"It's amazing," she began. "You know, I cannot really describe the feeling, you need to go through it to know. Now, I understand more where my mom comes from always."
Her mom Marcia, who flew all the way from Brazil last December 23, will stay until mid-April to give "support" and "help out" her pregnant daughter.
Priscilla related that her mother is "not really makulit when it comes to everything.
"She didn't really say much, as of now she's supporting me and giving me what I need.
"But I know when that time comes, she'll really give that advice that I need.
"That's really good because I could lift how good mother she is to me."
GOD'S TIME. Initially, her plan was to have a baby a year (not four months) after her wedding.
But things happened, she said, in "God's time."
She continued, "A, well 'yong sa totoo lang, I was not really planning for [the pregnancy] any time soon.