It was a busy weekend for Joy W. Sotto, who is in the homestretch of her pregnancy.
Now nine months pregnant, the future mother of six spent the long weekend repainting the wall of the laundry room and regrouting the floors of the master bathroom.
"This was ME, as soon as I woke up!" Joy said in her Instagram post dated August 30, 2020.
Published as is, her caption continued: "The adrenalin you have when you're pregnant and when you're nesting is REAL!!! Haha! I was able to repaint our entire laundry room. Who's like me?"
"Nesting" is an instinct most expectant mothers feel during the latter part of their pregnancy. It's a way to describe the urge to clean up the house and prepare it for the arrival of their baby.
Initially, Joy wasn't going to do the home improvements herself.
She had outsourced the work, spent for the team's COVID-19 testing kits, and allowed them to stay in her home as an added safety precaution.
However, Joy was disappointed with their work. She recounted in her Instagram post: "It was not done properly, we had to redo a lot of their work.
"I thought the laundry area was ok but when I checked a few days ago, they only did one coating and the paint job wasn't evenly done all throughout the wall."
This made her quite emotional, but Joy decided to cope by turning to her faith.
She continued, "My emotions were all over the place but I chose to just trust God that things will work out ok. God taught me so much during this time.
"Long story short, I did it myself in just an hour or so and I'm happy with it!"
After redoing the paint job in the laundry room, Joy decided to regrout their entire master bathroom.
The celebrity mom remarked, "Something not everyone knows about me.... I've always loved doing carpentry works and I love hanging out at home depots (before the virus situation). I don't know why but it relaxes me..... and when I'm pregnant I tend to go overboard.... which is not good!"
After her home improvement session, Joy said, "I think I did enough 'fixing and renovating' for now and it's time to give birth very soon ... and then start our homeschooling."
Joy is the wife of Quezon City Vice Mayor Gian Sotto.
They have five kids together: Hugo, 15; Edrigu, 13; Sancho, 8; Rossano, 7; and Amari, 4.
Their sixth child, a boy, is due to arrive this September 2020.