Denise Laurel is enjoying every moment of being a mother to her first son.
The first-time celebrity mom says she thinks about her child all the time, even while working.
"Even when I’m working, [I’m thinking of him].
"I mean, I love work but I’m thinking of what he is doing.
"Of course, I have to focus but the moment that I’m done, I’ll text, ’What’s he doing? How is he doing?’ Gano’n," she said in an interview with PEP.ph (Philipppine Entertainment Portal) during the launch of the Holiday Season drinks of Seattle’s Best held last night, October 19, at Greenbelt 3 in Makati City.
The young actress, who has always been interested with babies, also says that her son has become her stress reliever every time she comes home from work.
Tending to her child’s needs after work also never became a problem with the former Precious Hearts Romances actress.
"I never get tired, you know, because it’s what I love," she told PEP.
"You know, I mean, he’s my son, he’s a part of me.
"Actually, I’m always excited to come home.
"After this event, I’m gonna rush home despite rush hour because I wanna see if he’s okay."
WORKING MOM. When Denise got pregnant, she had to leave showbiz for a few months. During that time, she prepared for the coming of her child.
She recalled, "I was working out two to three times a day, followed very healthy eating habits.
"Yung sleeping schedule ko medyo mahirap.
"When I was pregnant, it was really hard to force myself to sleep.
"I just took care of myself. I prepared myself for the things that I’ll need."
After giving birth, Denise had to wait for a few more months before she got back to work.
Now, she manages to find equal quality time for her baby and her work, which she missed when she was still pregnant.
"It’s always been my passion.
"This year’s gonna be my 14th year [in showbiz].
"You know, it’s a big part of my life, a big part of who I am.
"Now, I’m back with ABS-CBN.
"Thankfully, ABS-CBN accepted me with open arms."
She will be part of the upcoming primetime series called Padre de Pamilya, which will be topbilled by Piolo Pascual and Jericho Rosales.
Denise is excited about the project because, "Lahat kami sa cast ay good vibes.
"Walang ’I’m a star’ ere.
"Everybody’s down-to-earth, everybody is funny, everybody is into sports, everybody is health conscious, everybody is bubbly."