This has been a year of babies in the showbiz industry.
Many celebrity parents shared their child’s special moments with the press, like birthday, dedication, and baptism.
First in our list are celebrity couple John Estrada and Priscilla Meirelles.
FIRST-TIME MOMS. It’s definitely not a first for John Estrada, but for first-time mom Priscilla, excitement for the coming of her firstborn is overflowing. Born on February 6, 2011, Priscilla gave birth to her healthy baby girl, Samantha Anechka, by caesarean delivery. Anechka, as they would call her, arrived earlier than expected.
During John Estrada’s 39th birthday celebration last June 14, they showed Anechka to the public.
Priscilla is in love with motherhood and her baby Anechka.
“Since Anechka came out, my whole life right now revolves around the cutest and most beautiful creature I have ever seen. And all I think is her and her needs. She is the first thing I think of when I wake up and the last thing I think of before falling asleep,” says Priscilla.
Another first-time mom, Regine Velasquez and second-time dad Ogie Alcasid.
Last year November 8, 2011 Regine gave birth to a bouncing baby boy.
Nathaniel James or Baby Nate was a blessing to the newly-weds Ogie and Regine. Baby Nate has already been exposed to several product endorsements.
A Boy Pick-up themed birthday party happened last November 8, it was a fun celebration attended by their closest friends in the industry.
Boy Pick-up is the character popularized by Ogie Alcasid in Bubble Gang.
THEIR DADS PLAY BASKETBALL. Third on our list are TV host Chesca Garcia and basketball player Doug Kramer.
Believe it or not, the gorgeous mom and dad are already parents to two beautiful daughters Clair Kendra and Scarlett Louvelle Garcia Kramer. Now, Chesca is seven-months pregnant again with her third child and, at last, it’s a boy.
In less than a year after the wedding, Chesca gave birth to Kendra on June 25, 2009. Scarlett was delivered last November 28, 2011.
This year, Chesca and Doug threw a ballerina-themed party for their daughter Kendra who turned three. It was a posh party well-attended by their family and friends.
Cheska loves doing arts and crafts and reading books. She also enjoys shopping with Kendra.
Next on the list is another actress-baller celebrity couple Sherilyn Reyes and Chris Tan.
Last year, July 23, Sherilyn gave birth to Anya Sabrina “Eia” Tan through caesarean section. On the same year, Eia was baptized.
This year, the spotlight turned to Eia when she celebrated her Hello Kitty-themed party, five days after her real birth date. The celebration took place last July 28, at the St. Francis Shangri-la Plaza, Mandaluyong City.
Eia is the youngest and the only girl in the family. She has two older brothers, Paoie and Quirsten, who are very protective of her. They treat her as a princess and love her dearly.
WELCOME TO THE CHRISTIAN WORLD. Actress-singer turned politician Roselle Nava and husband Allen Ford Tan also shared their son Andrei Rafael’s baptism.
Last September 2, at the Shrine of Jesus, The Way, The Truth, And The Life Archdiocesan Shrine in Pasay City, Baby Andrei was baptized and welcomed into the Christian world.
One of Andrei’s godparents is his mom’s fellow Ang TV star, Lindsay Custodio.
TV host Pia Guanio and husband Steeve Mago. On the 39th week of her pregnancy, last August 31, Pia gave birth to her daughter Scarlet Jenine.
Research says that it is ideal to give birth on the 39th week of your pregnancy. It's the phase when important organs such as liver, brain and lungs become well developed.
Two months after giving birth to Scarlet, Pia and Steeve Mago had their renewal of vows after a year of marriage last October 20, which was also the dedication of their beloved daughter. The event was well-attended by their closest friends in and out of showbiz.
HAPPY ENDINGS AND MORE. Another first-time-mom-and-dad is on our list— actress Katrina Halili and singer Kris Lawrence.
The Kapuso actress gave birth to Katrence last September 18. First-time dad Kris Lawrence was in awe upon seeing his firstborn with Katrina.
After a controversial pregnancy, single mom Andi Eigenmann celebrated her daughter’s first birthday this year.
On November 23, 2011, Andi gave birth to a baby girl through caesarean section. She named her first bundle of joy, Andrianna Gabrielle “Ellie” Eigenmann.
Young mom Andi, arranged the one-time celebration of her daughter’s first birthday and dedication at Blue Leaf Pavilion in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, last November 25.
The celebration of Ellie’s Alice in Wonderland-themed party was a reunion of the famous Eigenmann clan as they all came together for the special day of their family’s newest addition.
Patricia Javier and husband Robert Walcher. Patricia Javier is the Sexy Diva of Philippine cinema. At the peak of her career she decided to move to the US and tied the knot with Robert Walcher.
She is now a mom to two handsome boys. Her firstborn arrived in February 2007. Last October 2, 2011 Patricia gave birth to second child Ryan James.
March of this year, Patricia and Robert welcomed their youngest son Ryan James to the Christian world through a solemn Christian ceremony.
Chosen godparent was then-Los Angeles-based actress G Tongi. Other friends in showbiz who weren’t able to attend the rite were Ricky Lo, German Moreno and Patricia’s former boyfriend Marc Nelson.
Last but not least on our list are Megastar Sharon Cuneta and Senator Kiko Pangilinan, who officially introduced their adopted son Miguel Samuel Mateo to the public.
Unlike the other celebrity couples, they opted to adopt the newest member of their family. Miguel is the only boy in the family. His sisters, KC, Frankie and Miel are delighted.
The happy parents of Miguel invited their family and friends, including the media, on his Thomas and Friends-themed dedication last October 27, to officially welcome him as part of the family. At last, Miguel is legally a Cuneta-Pangilinan.
Indeed, babies are a blessing to any family. Who knows, these little bundles of joy may be the next big stars in showbiz.