After news broke that she was expecting a child with boyfriend Aljur Abrenica, Kylie Padilla made sure her parents Robin Padilla and Liezl Sicangco were the the first to find out before anyone else. “Actually yung mom ko yung unang nakaalam. Plinano namin na ganun eh, kami ni AJ (Aljur’s nickname). Kasi ayaw naming maunahan kami. Kasi I don’t think it’s very respectful kung sa labas mo malalaman. So I went to my dad and I told him, ‘Pa, I’m pregnant.’ After a few days after that day dun na lumabas. My dad’s reaction as, sabi niya lang, ‘Alagaan mo yung apo ko,’” she shared during her launch as the newest endorser of Watson’s Switch and Save campaign held last March 16 in Taguig city.
Scheduled to give birth sometime in late July to early August, Kylie admitted she can’t wait to have her baby. “Halata na siya. Five months na. Excited ako pero andun na rin yung kailangan isipin mo na lahat ng desisyon mo kasi hindi na lang ikaw yung iniisip mo may bata na. And I’m scared. Hindi ako scared but it’s normal for a mom to feel fear sa childbirth. And nagdedesisyon na ako kung anong klaseng birth ang gusto ko. yung without epidural, natural. Iniisip ko pa naman,” she said.
The pretty actress said she is also going to start taking some classes next week to prepare her to become a mom. “Yung kung paano mo lalagyan ng diaper, ganyan. How to breastfeed, yung mga ganun. Una pa lang gusto ko na mag-breastfeed kasi sabi nila there are many benefits for the kid pag bini-breastfeed,” she added.
Although she and Aljur have possible names for the baby, Kylie said they don’t know the gender yet. “Ayokong masyadong mag-expect kasi dami kong naririnig eh. Ang dami ko ng taong linapitan tapos nagtanong ako kumusta. Iba-iba eh. So yung moment na lang na talagang inaabangan ko is the first kick siguro. Gumagalaw na siya pero tingin ko sumisipa pero hindi ko pa nakikita sa tiyan ko. Nararamdaman ko lang,” she said.
The newest Watson’s celebrity ambassador said her first trimester was the most challenging. “Every meal nagsusuka ako so it was difficult. Ngayon wala na. I crave cheese, pizza, pasta, puro nakakataba (laughs). Medyo (nag-gain weight) pero huwag na muna ako mag-diet para sa baby. But I feel like I’m alive again. Ang tagal kong nag-diet kaya feeling ko buhay na ako ulit (laughs). Halimbawa nag-chocolate na ako. If I had one na I won’t have anymore kahit gusto ko pa kasi alam ko baka magka-diabetes yung baby,” she shared.
Kylie admitted any wedding plans will have to wait as she and Aljur want to focus on the baby first. She said that the pregnancy also deepened their relationship as a couple. “Sobrang cute niya kasi he’s really making an effort at saka nakikita ko na yung father side, hindi lang yung lover, father na. For a woman to see that in their partner, parang mas nakaka-in love,” she admitted.
The mommy-to-be also talked about her sister Queenie’s recent visit to the country with her Muslim husband. “I had a bonding day with them and nakakatuwa kasi we’re both pregnant and four days lang yung difference namin so siguro sabay kami manganganak sa tingin ko. Sabi ko, ‘Oh my God yay may sibling agad yung anak naming dalawa, may playmate agad,” she recalled.
After giving birth, Kylie shared that she will not be in any hurry to go back to work. “A lot of people ask me that. Ayoko kasi madaliin yung pagiging mother. Like I don’t want to jump into work. If I feel too attached to my baby I’ll give that time muna. I think it will be worth it naman if I give some dedication. I gave a lot of dedication to my work. Para sa baby naman hindi naman siguro masama yun,” she said.