Coleen Garcia and Billy Crawford have finally welcomed their baby boy!
Coleen shared the good news through an Instagram post on Thursday, September 10, 2020.
The couple named their first baby Amari. Coleen gave birth to Baby Amari at exactly 6:33 a.m.
The 27-year-old actress delivered her first child through water birth at her home in Quezon City.
Coleen shared a photo of her holding her baby, and wrote in the caption: "There’s so much I wanna say, but for now, I just want to praise God for being so so good. Thank you, Lord, for our beautiful Amari [heart emoji]"
Coleen gave more details about her birthing experience on her Instagram stories.
The actress said her water broke while they were taking a photo for Instagram on Tuesday night, September 9.
"So while we were taking this photo & i was setting up the tripod, camera, etc... my water was already breaking. lol Pero tuloy pa rin ang picture [emoji]."
Coleen said it took her four hours of active labor before they welcomed Baby Amari. She waited another hour for her placenta to be removed.
In a separate post on her Instagram Story, Coleen dedicated an appreciation post to her husband Billy for being her support system throughout the water-birthing experience.
She wrote: "@billycrawford thank you for the massages & for being the most supportive husband! i appreciate u
"unmedicated water birth at home!
"for a while there, towards the end, i was really regretting the decision to skip the pain killers lol but i'm so happy i did it this way.
"no tearing thanks to the water! i love the water (will share more about the birth story soon!)"
Coleen also thanked Billy since he "has to change two people's diapers" for now.
The couple's celebrity friends congratulated them on this new blessing in their lives.
Jessy Mendiola wrote, "Congratulations Billy & Coleen!"
ABS-CBN talent Kim Chiu commented, "Congrats coleen and billy [five heart emojis]"
Coleen's Sin Island co-star Nathalie Hart welcomed her to motherhood and wrote, "Coleen, I’m so happy for you! motherhood is a miracle and you will make an awesome mother. God bless you always."
Veteran actress Coney Reyes also congratulated the couple and said, "Congratulations, Coleen and Billy! God bless your baby!"
Coleen was already five months pregnant when she and husband Billy Crawford announced the good news on May 1, 2020, on their social media accounts.
They held their beach wedding at the Balesin Island Club on April 20, 2018.