Mariel Rodriguez is ecstatic about her second pregnancy, although the good news came a little bit earlier than she initially expected.
During her interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and Cinema News recently on It's Showtime, Mariel shared some updates about her health condition.
She said, "It was really a suprise, so I'm happy.
"I feel like my body is so much stronger now.
"Parang mas alam na niya na, 'Ahh, ito pala, gumagawa pala ng baby.'
"It's been good.
"We are so blessed to have another one. It's really truly a blessing."
How did her husband and daughter react to the good news?
"Parehas kaming nagulat, kasi di nga namin plinano.
"Kasi in my head, dapat sana kapag three na si Isabella, so mga next year ko pa sana pina-plan.
"Kaya lang binigay ni God yung blessing, so thank you.
"Si Isabella, I'm still trying to make her understand that there's a baby.
"We're still in the process," she admitted.
This early, Mariel hasn't experienced any cravings yet, unlike her previous pregnancy with Isabella.
The proud mom admitted, "Parang mas marami akong cravings kay Isabella.
"Dito, more on di ko alam kung ano ang mas gusto ko.
"Yun ang mas mahirap, at saka mayroon akong dating favorite ko noon.
"Ngayon, 'E, bakit ganito ito?'
"Mas ganun, kaysa, 'Ay, mas gusto ko ng ganito, ng ganyan.' Mas ganun.
"I don't experience morning sickness yet, pero during the first trimester lagi akong nahihilo.
"May mga times na habang nagkakapareho kami, talaga yun yung peak niya na talagang nahihilo ako nang sobra.
"Kay Isabella kasi, wala akong hilo. Ito may hilo.
"Yun yung difference nila."
Despite her revelation, Mariel said that they're not really too particular about the gender of baby number two.
She pointed out, "Basta healthy.
"Okay sa akin kung boy para mayroon akong one boy, one girl.
"Okay din sa akin kung girl para may sister si Isabella."