In a taped interview with The Buzz yesterday, May 6, Kris Aquino talked about her two sons, Baby James—her first child with husband James Yap—and Joshua—her child with former live-in partner Phillip Salvador.
"Improving day by day," said the TV host-actress about her newborn baby. Kris was only 35 weeks into her pregnancy when she gave birth to James Aquino-Yap last April 19. The baby weighed 4.3 pounds.
Kris added, "Kasi Josh was huge. So noong pinanganak si Josh, para siyang two months old. [James] is such a fragile tiny baby. And then talagang I remember noong nag-try talaga ako mag-breastfeed ng Wednesday [April 24], talagang konting-konti talaga 'yong milk. Sinabi ko talaga na, ‘No, kakayanin ko ito. I could produce enough breast milk for you.'"
Baby James is almost a month old. His features are now more pronounced.
"Sabi ko nga noong tinitingnan ko, ‘Bakit wala ka na namang nakuha sa akin?'" said Kris. "Parang miniaturized [James]. Proven talaga na mahina siguro ang dugo ko. Ayun talaga. Sabi ko, ‘Maybe my mouth?' Even the shape of the face, 'yong panga and all [kay James]."
The baby also inherited his Daddy's skin tone, which is very different from his Mommy's porselana skin.
Kris asked, "‘Where am I?' Tinitingnan ko siya, very long legs, arms... Big and long fingers and hands... [Kay James] talaga. Sabi ni James, baka magbago pa."
The No. 1 host of ABS-CBN—Kris hosts Game KNB?, Kapamilya Deal or No Deal, and The Buzz, which puts her on TV every day of the week—admitted that Baby James is a welcome change in her life and lifestyle. She now sleeps early, after Walang Kapalit, and wakes up at 7 in the morning.
"Sabi ko talaga kay Baby James, ‘Alam mo, kahit noong nagtratrabaho ako, 12 noon ako gumigising. Ikaw lang talaga ang nakapagpagising sa akin nang ganito kaaga!'" Kris said.
Kris also said, "Parang ngayon pag tinitingnan ko siya at kinakausap ko siya, sinasabi ko, ‘Sa lahat ng hirap ko, wag kang maging brat, ha!' Maganda ang temperament niya as a child. Mabait siya. He only really just complains and cries. Kanina he was crying a bit noong pinapaliguan siya. And then ang lakas ng lungs. Sabi ko, ‘Ay, nakuha ang boses ko!'"
KUYA JOSH. Kris revealed that her 11-year-old son, Joshua, has not yet fully accepted the new addition to the family.
"Kasi he kept touching my tummy, ‘Baby James. Baby James.' Sabi ko, ‘Josh, ito na siya.' [Sabi niya,] ‘No!' Parang gusto niyang ibalik sa tiyan ko!" Kris shared.
The 2007 Box-office Queen narrated, "Sinasabi niya, ‘Mama, punta ka na sa ABS-CBN. Mag-Deal ka na at mag-Buzz.' And it dawned on all of us na kaya niya ako gusto mag-work, kasi si Baby James hindi sasama sa ABS-CBN. So I really make sure na ang lunch namin, kaming dalawa lang, tapos afternoon kay Baby James, tapos dinner si Josh na [ulit]."Kasi [Josh] was telling my Mom, ‘Lola, sa iyo na lang ako.' So sinabi ng Mom ko, ‘Ganito na lang, Josh. You can stay one week with Mama, one week with Lola. Cute si Baby James, but you're my favorite.'"