Kylie Padilla and Aljur Abrenica celebrated the first month of their little boy Alas Joaquin on September 4.
The new mom posted a few behind-the-scene shots from Alas's first photo shoot, and gushed at each portrait.
Robin Padilla's daughter also shared her musings on motherhood.
Though Kylie "barely remembered the pain of childbirth," she said she has never felt "more tired" in her life.
In her series of Instagram stories, she enumerated the changes in her body: "Boobs are lopsided...eye bags darker than ever... hair is always messy."
Add to these, she has become "forgetful as ever."
Breastfeeding has been quite a challenge, too.
Kylie posted, "Even though we have troubles latching especially at night, nothing compares to watching him eat and I know I've done my job."
"The happiness is unmatched."
SOCIAL PRESSURE. Kylie brought up another common problem: going back to her prenatal figure.
"There is pressure to get back into shape," she wrote.
"Society has its demands, but my baby loves me however much I weigh.
"He may even like me bigger, everything is softer and comfier."
And those times she would have her mood swings, the Kapuso actress asked, "Are we supposed to be sorry for our hormones?
"Granted they can be unpredictable, but are we meant to feel sorry for feeling them?
"Don't I earn [that] right after bringing in a child into this world."
A strong support system is important.
"There is no sin in getting help.
"After all, it takes a village to raise a child."
A month after giving birth, this was how Kylie described being a mom to her son.
"You realize that motherhood is not just about carrying a baby or giving birth to one.
"It's a choice every day."
Kylie then saluted her fellow moms, especially her own mother, Liezl Sicangco.
"Much respect to my mother, to all mothers. Keep your heads up. You got this!
"Learning never stops. I've become more emphatic to other people.
"Even towards me."