Celebrity beauty doctor Vicki Belo is grateful now that she's a grandmother.
On Monday, May 28, Vicki's daughter Cristalle Belo and her husband Justin Pitt welcomed their baby boy, Hunter.
Baby Hunter was born prematurely at 33 weeks but, thankfully, he came out all right, according to his grandma.
In an exclusive interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), the celebrity dermatologist said both Cristalle and her baby are recovering.
"She's doing well, the baby, because he was premature. He's still in the hospital so now, we'll wait until the nine months."
PEP.ph spoke with Vicki at the launch of Vice Ganda and Bang Pineda's four-piece liquid lipstick collaboration for Vice Cosmetics at BAD Late Night Breakfast Bar in Bonifacio Global City.
BABY HUNTER. Vicki was not particularly worried when she learned her first grandchild was born prematurely.
She said, "No naman kasi seven months preemie, I was also premature, so hindi ako nagwo-worry nang ganun.
"Kasi alam ko naman the baby will be okay, and the doctor was expecting it na.
"So five months pa lang, prine-prepare niya na baka si Cristalle manganak nang maaga.
"Her OB is very magaling so no problem at all."
The beauty doctor continued, "He's 5.5 pounds na nga e. Usually, a baby is 6 pounds so he's not far.
"Everything's good but, of course, we're very thankful... We understand na ganun na pala ngayon.
"Kasi nung time ko, kinuha na ako sa hospital. E, ngayon, kapag premature ka, talagang binabantayan ka nila."
Dr. Martin Pedrosa Manahan of Makati Medical Center helped Cristalle deliver Baby Hunter.
Expectedly, Vicki couldn't hide her excitement when asked about Baby Hunter, "Lola na po ako, glam-ma (glam and grandma)!"
She added, "I've been waiting for this for a long time so I'm super excited.
"And the baby's very cute and very sweet. Napaka-cariñoso na and even now, so excited ako, happy. Thank you, God."
Does she give Cristalle and Justin any parenting advice?
Vicki answered, "Ay hindi, hindi ako nakikielam kasi I believe, of course, Justin has his own style and Cristalle.
"So dapat sila ang mag-usap, mag-decide how to parent.
"Kasi iba-iba ang style ng parents e."
TITA SCARLET. Vicki's youngest daughter Scarlet Snow is also very excited to meet her nephew.
"With Scarlet, I'm just excited that she has another young baby... At least medyo close her age although tita si Scarlet, hindi siya pinsan."
Scarlet, however, wasn't able to touch Baby Hunter, who is still at the hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Vicki recalled, "She was so excited. She went to visit pero hindi siya pinapasok sa loob where the babies are.
"So nandun lang siya sa labas ng glass. Talaga yung kamay niya makikita mo sa lahat ng glass.
"Gustung-gusto siya ng mga nurse so hindi nila nilinis, pinabayaan nila. Nung bumisita ako, nakita ko na she wanted to really touch the baby.
"She's so excited. She always talks about Hunter. Kaya lang na-confuse siya kasi alam niya July, e, ngayon ipinanganak.
"Lagi niya tinatanong, 'Mommy, is it July already?'"