"Mas na-appreciateko ang mga magulang ko. Hindi lang yung mommy ko dahil siya yung nagbuntis fornine months, pati yung daddy ko. Nakita ko kasi na si Marc lalong nagwo-workhard siya. I'm sure nung pinagbubuntis din ako ng mommy ko, ganoon din siya[Vic Sotto]."
These were the words Danica Sotto-Pingris said whilecontemplating the experience her parents had when she was still inside hermother's womb. Now that she's about to become a first time mom to a baby boy, Danicacould hardly contain her excitement as she told Startalk about it and what her and Marc's plans are.To start off, how many months exactly is the baby now?
"Nine months and one week," Danica proudly said. "Somalapit na. Ang due date na binigay sa akin is July 4. So, puwedeng before orafter. " Then she nervously joked, "Puwedeng ngayon na. Sana ngayon na!"
The Pingris couple is well prepared for themomentous event in July. "Marc and I tookmga birthing class. ‘Tapos ang dami naming in-attend. I was able to attend alsomga baby care na class. Alam mo, thank you talaga sa mga nakaimbento ng babyshower. Wala akong binili kahit isa. Halos lahat kumpleto, pati diapers. Mayroom na siya sa condo namin, so, kumpleto na pati crib niya. Lahat naka-setna. Hinihintay na lang namin siya!"
Danica and Marc have already decided on the name ofthe baby boy—Jean-Michele, which sounds very French.
Danica related, "May idea na kami. Yung huling ultrasoundniya. Actually, hindi ko makita yung face niya pero a lot of people are sayingthat the baby looks like Marc. Hindi ko alam."
Aside from the Pingris couple, the other peopleexcited at Jean-Michele's special appearance are his grandpa Vic Sotto and grandma Dina Bonnevie.
"Sabi ni Mommy, ‘Pag nasa practice si Marc atmanganganak ka, call me na kaagad para siya na lang muna mauna.' Sabi ko naparang takot siya sa mga ganung eksena [Marc]. Sabi nga niya na lumabas na dawat niloloko niya ako na Junjun na lang daw pangalan or Junior na lang."
How about the dad, is he overly excited as well?
"Ayoko naman sabihin na napre-pressure pero medyoparang ganun yung dating," Danica revealed. "Even sa condo namin, naging OC [obsessivecompulsive] siya bigla. ‘O, dapat malinis ito kasi yung baby, ganito yung baby,etc.' So, kung gaano siya kaalaga before, parang mas nadagdagan. Even the waywe spend, he says na don't buy things you don't need, etc."
Danica revealed that she plans to come back toshowbiz after giving birth. She shared, "Honestly, gusto ko pa talaga bumaliksa showbiz. Pero siguro, after I give birth, I want to breastfeed talaga. Maybea few months habang I'm getting my pre-pregnancy weight back. Siyempre pagandana muna ng katawan!"