Toni Gonzaga also talks about her major adjustments being a first time mother.
Four months after giving birth to first-born son Severiano Elliot or Seve for short, Toni Gonzaga has her hands full juggling motherhood and work.
According to her, Seve is still being exclusively breastfed so she allots time to prepare her son’s milk which will take two to three bottles before she leaves for work. “Pero ‘yun hanggang after lunch lang ‘yun. Hanggang 1 PM lang,” she said, adding that sometimes, she would also pump milk at work and send it home.
“Medyo talagang ngayon hirap lang kasi ‘yung sistema, ginagamay ko pa. Hindi pa gano’n ka-stable kasi siyempre lumalaki siya. Mas nagiging malakas ‘yung demand niya ng milk so medyo nahihirapan lang ako kapag may mga location kami, out of town. Mahirap pero siguro ‘pag nag-six months na siya, puwede na kasi magsosolids na,” she said during the press conference for Home Sweetie Home’s third year anniversary.
Toni said that ever since she gave birth last September 30, she has not been getting deep sleep—a part of her major adjustments.
Toni’s perspective in life has also changed.
“Ngayon ko lang naramdaman ‘yung naiba na ‘yung meaning ng buhay ko. Parang before, ‘di ko dati naiintindihan ‘yung mga salitang, ‘You gave meaning to my life,’ ‘I’d die for you.’ Hindi ko naiintindihan ‘yung ganoong klaseng pagmamahal. Ngayon, parang nag-iba na ‘yung pagtingin ko sa sarili ko after I gave birth. Parang narealize ko, lalong lalo na ‘yung sa mga mothers, how strong women are. The kind of strength that we have, to carry a life and to take care of it.”
Toni also said that motherhood made her appreciate her mother Pinty more and that she now has so much love and respect for all mothers.
During her guest appearance on the morning talk show, Magandang Buhay, she said, “Mahal na mahal ko ‘yung mommy ko, I wouldn’t trade her for anything pero ngayon, ‘yung pagmamahal na it goes deeper… parang tumatagos hanggang kaluluwa ‘yung pagmamahal at respeto ko sa mommy ko kasi hindi biro ‘yung pinagdaanan niya.”