Janella Salvador and Markus Paterson have introduced their son Jude to the world.
The young couple revealed on January 5, 2021 that they are indeed new parents.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) reported in October 2020 that Janella had given birth.
Almost three months later, Janella and Markus confirmed on their YouTube channel that they did welcome a baby boy on October 20, 2020.
Janella Salvador's pregnancy
The nearly 30-minute long YouTube vlog served as Baby Jude's formal introduction to the world.
It chronicled Janella's pregnancy, which she found out in February 2020.
On May 30, 2020, Janella and Markus learned the gender of their baby.
The couple, especially Markus, was delighted to know they were expecting a baby boy.
Janella then showed how she spent her days carrying Jude in her womb.
She also took short videos of her baby bump.
In September 2020, Janella flew to the U.K. to be with Markus.
Janella's mother Jenine Desiderio and brother Russel went with her as well.
The vlog showed snippets of their days together in Markus's hometown in the U.K.
messages to jude
Janella and Markus started and ended the vlog with heartfelt messages to their son.
Janella couldn't believe that she is now a mother.
While the Kapamilya actress admitted that she was hesitant to introduce Jude to a "harsh" world, Janella eventually felt her baby boy was "too precious not to be shared."
The new mother said in the vlog: "Hey Jude, as I compose this, I'm staring at your perfect little face with all the love I didn't know I had in me. I feel like so many emotions, but mostly excited that we are ready to finally introduce you to the world.
"Well, if I'm going to be honest, I was quite nervous about this day because I know how harsh the world can be.
"If your dad and I could have you all to ourselves forever in our quiet little world, we would. But that would be selfish. You're too precious not to be shared.
"The world deserves to see the precious smiles you give us. The ones that melt our hearts.
"The world deserves to see you grow into your own unique self.
"I can't believe you're mine.
"It's funny because I've heard these words from every mother in the world and I thought to myself, 'How cliché does that sound?'
"But now I completely understand. It truly is the best feeling. Something you won't be able to fathom until you go through it yourself."
For his part, Markus promised his little boy that he would protect and love him forever.
He said, "To my son, my first born, my darling boy.
"There isn't enough words to express how much love I have for you. The minute I saw you, I knew I would do anything in this world to protect you.
"And I can't wait to introduce you to the world and hold you in my arms. Even until you think it's uncool and get mad at me as you walk off to your friends.
"And yes, I will be that dad.
"You are loved forever and always by your mother and I.
"And I welcome you, Jude Trevor Paterson, to the world."