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LOOK: Saab Magalona's baby Pancho gets baptized

See their family's beautiful moments at the baptism here.

BY KRISTHOFF CAGAPE

Twitter: @kristhoff_cgp

PHOTOS

7/15/2018 9:04 AM

Saab Magalona and her husband Jim Bacarro welcomed their son to the Christian community by getting him baptized on Saturday, July 14.

Saab shared a snapshot of her family at the baptism on her Instagram page. "Proud parents," she wrote in the caption. The baptism were attended by her friends and family.

The social media influencer gave birth to Pancho last January. Their baby had a twin but she passed away on February 8. Pancho was admitted in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit due to his critical condition and had to undergo surgery. In March, Saab shared that Pancho was no longer in critical condition.

In another post, Saab also recalled her journey being a mother and how her son has changed their lives completely.

"When I was pregnant with my twins at 30 weeks 6 days, I had to undergo an emergency c-section because our baby girl’s heartbeat had stopped. Our baby boy survived but I did not see him for 6 days bec I was in and out of the ICU myself (it’s a long story). I felt so many emotions when I was told I could leave my room to see my child. Prior to that, all I could do was ask Jim to show me videos and photos of him. It was a dark time for me because without seeing or touching our boy, all I could focus on was the loss of our daughter.

"Honestly, at the time, I just kept thinking our baby boy would not make it either especially with the initial tests they did on him. It was Valentine’s Day when I was finally cleared to visit him and I cried. I was so happy but I was also so scared. I washed my face, put on some lip and cheek tint and brushed my hair. It was like a first date and I wanted to look pretty for my son. As I saw his sweet tiny body in his bed, barely moving, I was overjoyed. Jim told me he wasn’t moving at all during the first few days so his tiny movements were more than enough for us. It dawned on me that aside from Valentine’s Day, it was also Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Somehow, I felt God was telling me to keep praying and not to lose faith.

"Today, Pancho will be baptized and I couldn’t be more proud of how far we’ve come as a family. I know Luna will also be with us as we celebrate this milestone."