But the new lola, who is in Italy, can't help but get anxious about seeing Baby Fiore as soon as possible.
To console herself, Nenita has to be content with looking at a photo of Assunta and Fiore on Instagram that her younger daughter Alessandra posted on October 25, 2020.
"Sobrang cute ni Fiore. Lagi kasi syang malikot sa tyan pag dinadalaw ako dati. So nagsmile sya sa akin.
"Sabi nya... Ahaaaaa.... Ito yung maingay na babae!! Canfeeerm! I love you both! See you soonest!"
Nenita added a rueful comment, "Naku paano kaya ako. Makilala kaya ako ni Fiore?"
Alessandra assured her mother, bantering, "Maingay ka. Nung nabanggit pangalan mo, nagwala sya."
Nenita sallied back, "E kasi nga maingay ka, kaya pag-uwi kilala niya akko agad dahil sayo"
Alessandra riposted playfully: "ibang level yung sayo. Madaldal lang ako. Pero bungangera... iba yun mimi!"
Nenita returned to Italy on March 24. At that time, Italy was one of the countries with the most number of active COVID-19 cases.
In the middle of the pandemic, Assunta's pregnancy brought hope and cheer to the family.
Assunta announced her pregnancy in May 2020. She later revealed that she and husband Jules Ledesma were having a baby girl.
On October 23, Assunta gave birth to Fiore.