"Anytime na daw," giggled Nadine Samonte when asked about her due date.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) spotted the actress and her immigration officer/husband Richard Chua shopping at Baby Company in SM Megamall, yesterday, August 6.
Thank you so much @babycompanyph for all of these wonderful gifts for our baby #HeatherSloane she really is a lucky baby?????????? Mommies you can visit Baby Company now at the 2nd floor of Megamall bldg A so many baby stuffs???? #happypreggy #happybaby #babybooboosoon #imsohappyandblessed @rboy_chua
"I’m super-super ready na!"
Her nursery for Baby Heather Sloane is complete.
Her hospital bag is ready.
Laughing, she added, "Yun nga, e. Alam mo yung hospital bag ko, nakakatawa, ang naka-ready, yung for baby lang. Sa akin, hindi!
"Kaya sabi ko, ‘Love, meron din pala ako dapat i-prepare,’ talaga kasing excited ako sa kanya, nakalimutan ko tuloy yung for me."
DIFFICULT PREGNANCY. How does it feel awaiting the arrival of her baby?
"Mas excited ako. Sa dami ng nangyari sa 'kin, naihanda ko na yung sarili ko.
"I have APAS, so ganun kahirap."
APAS stands for Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome where, according to thepoc.net, "a person’s antibodies are sort of on overdrive—they sometimes mistake their own body cells for foreign invaders, hence, attacking them. The antibodies attack all foreign bodies—which includes anything related to making a baby."
We asked her to elaborate on her condition, "I take 53 tablets a day. Una, 30 tablets for amino acids. Bukod pa yung injection ko na Heparin for my APAS para sa blood clot."
A week ago, she clarified on her Instagram account, "Wala po ako gestational diabetes," then related her ordeal:
"Starting my fifth month, nawalan na ‘ko ng gana kumain and I don’t know why pero now I’m trying to eat and eat na talaga.
"Hindi ako puwede mag-normal [delivery] sa case ko pero how I wish I can.
"Pero I’m CS [cesarean section] na daw talaga."
Add to these, she has lactose intolerance, hence, she wrote on Instagram, "I can’t drink any milk na pang-pregnant kasi I’m having LBM..."
SUPPORTIVE HUSBAND. But she finds reasons to smile each day.
She said, "Yes, I have a happy family na, e. Parang I’m contented with every thing that I have.
"Siyempre, yung husband ko, sobrang supportive sa akin."
She and Richard, who is the son of Isabel Rivas, got married in 2013.
"Sobrang dami ng paghihirap ko sa pagbubuntis, lahat ng depression ko, for about two years, I was depressed, e, andiyan siya.
"Hindi niya ako binitawan, hindi siya lumayo sa akin, alam mo yun.
"Talagang sinuportahan niya ako.
"At kahit nga dito, andito siya ngayon. Sinusuportahan niya ako palagi."
Is she going to resume her showbiz career after giving birth?
"Yes, I am. Pero siguro mga after six months para at least matutukan ko rin si baby."
And to her fans and followers, she assured them, "I will post a picture of my baby pag andiyan na siya.”
In a nutshell, if she were to describe her pregnancy, she said, smiling, “Mahirap, ang gastos lahat-lahat, pero I know super worth it."