On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, the 37-year-old Kapamilya actress shared some pregnancy updates to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) at the media launch of her latest endorsement for Generika drugstore.
Dimples revealed that her third pregnancy is definitely a lot more challenging compared to her previous ones, when she was pregnant with Callie and Alonzo.
She explained, "This pregnancy is quite challenging. In fact, the most challenging of all my pregnancies, because Elio is very strong.
"I have never had a child so strong na pagkalagay ko nung… di ba kapag nagnonood ka ng TV, nailagay ko yung elbow ko [sa may tummy], nasisipa niya. Akalain mo yun? Kaya niya yun!
"Sabi ko talaga, ‘Oh my god, puwede pala yun!’ And you know, the many surprises of being able to bear a child, how beautiful the journey, 'no?
"That’s why I always pray and say thanksgiving because it’s something that’s truly, truly very dear to my heart."
Dimples admitted that she was initially afraid of going through her pregnancy during these trying times. But the actress also feels a lot more secure knowing she has many people by her side.
She said, "This time, with Elio, I guess I’m more… I will tell you, I’m very afraid.
"I guess, because marami na akong alam dun sa first and second pregnancies ko. Minsan kasi, the more you know, the more scared you are e, di ba?
"But, you know, I find comfort in knowing that a lot of people are there for me, that they’re helping me out."
DIMPLES ROMANA: TAKING A BREAK FROM SHOWBIZ?
Dimples said that she has started preparing for the arrival of Baby Elio.
But once their baby arrives, will she be taking a break from showbiz?
She answered, "Gusto ko po talagang sabihin na makakapagpahinga tayo, pero yung katawan ko po at pag-iisip ko at puso ko ay sadyang hindi yata talaga nagnanais ng kahit na anong pahinga.
"I’m sure marami sa atin, if now, all of us here would agree that even if we wanted to, we just can’t.
"Kahit gusto ko sabihin na magpapahinga ako, magsisinungaling po ako sa inyo kapag sinabi ko iyan."
Although Dimples will be spending a few weeks out of the limelight to take care of Baby Elio, she said she'll be back to work as soon as she can.
The Viral Scandal actress explained, "Kasi marami po tayong responsibilidad sa buhay, lalung lalo na si Ate Callie is in Australia studying aviation, so magpi-piloto po yung panganay ko.
"At yung responsibilidad ko bilang ina, nahahati sa tatlo. Isang teenager, isang grade schooler, at isang newborn.
"And napagtanto ko na kahit pa gusto ko to focus as a mom of a newborn, just like many moms out there, it is one of the most excruciating sacrifices that you have to do if you have children more than one.
"That you have to wear different kinds of hats as a mom."
Dimples added, "And in-accept ko na po na talagang gugustuhin ko man… I guess, I will be resting for a few weeks to recover and also to be with Baby Elio.
"But also, in the same manner, we also have to get back to work and make sure that our family will be provided for.
"As a tag team naman po kami diyan ni Papa B, pero sasabihin ko po sa inyo, hindi kasi mura ang pagpapaaral sa anak sa ibang bansa.
"Diyos ko po! Para talagang ang mga dasal ko ngayon at doble-doble, napakahaba. Pero thank God, kahit papaano ay naibibigay natin sa mga aak natin yung mga pangangailangan nila."
DIMPLES ROMANA: BABY ELIO IS A BLESSING
For now, Dimples is just looking forward to being a mom for the third time. Even if she and her husband weren't actually planning on having another child, Dimples considers Baby Elio as one of the biggest blessings she received in her life.
The Kapamilya star said, "Elio came as a surprise. He was not planned. I guess, the Lord has different plans for all of us.
"And sabi Niya siguro, ‘O, you’re not yet finished! May pangatlo ka pang baby.’ Ako naman, I welcome it with open arms."
Dimples added not many moms can say that they have given birth in three different time periods.
She said, "I know naman that every pregnancy is unique and different from one another but I will tell you interestingly, I have given birth and will give birth to three different generations.
"And I feel so blessed and lucky to say that because bihira yung nanay na ganun yung gap nila, di ba?
"Imagine, si Callie, I gave birth to her 2003. O, e di 2000s iyan. Si Alonzo, 2015 naman. Eleven years later to be exact. And now, 2022 na. Iba na naman yung generation.
"And I can tell you…. if you ask me tuloy, I have so many insights in terms of the differences between these generations.
"Not even just the pregnancy, but the raising of the children alone is so different with one another."
On Friday, March 18, 2022, Dimples announced that she and her husband are expecting their third child.
On Sunday, March 27, 2022, the soon-to-be family of five held a gender reveal party, where it was announced they are having a baby boy.
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