On Saturday, former actress Bianca Lapus revealed that she has given birth to her fourth son a little too early in January.
The celebrity mother turned to Instagram to share that her newborn child has been admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of a private hospital in Quezon City for almost three weeks now.
“It's been a while since I last posted on my feed because I have been in pain and going through emotional roller coaster lately but God blessed me with people who have been taking care of me, supporting & showering me and my little preemie with so much love,” she said, citing that so many have reached out to offer their breastmilk and other ways to help.
Being her first time to give a preterm birth, Bianca said that the experience has made her feel like a new mom all over again.
“Forgive me but I will probably fill your feeds in the coming days about this journey and about my #StrongEthan, and how my life has changed,” she said. “Let me share a little piece of it and also to bring awareness about #preeclampsia & taking care of a preemie.”
Day 20 today at the NICU. If you haven't watched my stories you probably don't know i have given birth a little early than i thought. It's been a while since i last posted on my feed because i have been in pain and going through emotional roller coaster lately but God blessed me with people who have been taking care of me, supporting & showering me and my little preemie with so much love ❤ Thank you to my prayer warriors too 🙏 some have been sending me messages of encouragement & guidance. Some have been offering breastmilk and other ways to help. Forgive me but i will probably fill your feeds in the coming days about this journey and about my #StrongEthan 😊 and how my life has changed. Let me share a little piece of it and also to bring awareness about #preeclampsia & taking care of a preemie. It feels like im a 1st time all over again though he is my 4th son. A special shout out to all the Doctors,Nurses,Nurse Aids,staff and interns of UERM esp to the one who injected my unforgetable experience with #magnesiumsulfate & kept checking my BP , the charming Doctor @jvilaovillena 😛 my anesthesiologist/photographer Dra. Aure , our Very hands on Pedia Dr. Salazar & most of all our good friend , life saver & best O.B ever Dr. @rquillamormd i would've died in Fear more than what i've been through if he wasn't my doctor and that's the truth. 🙏 Our family will forever be grateful to you dr.Q!❤ there are still so many people to thank but i will post it in the coming days because they deserve a heartfelt message from me. @barbie_doll10 @garie_concepcion @guggles05 @yceking @janavictoria .... I love you all. Thank you for your patience & love & being my everyday bantay. pero eto na talaga..... ang taong nagparealize sakin na dapat akong maniwala sa Forever haha! my Boo @superjim08 ❤ i don't know how you do it! juggling work, taking care of me and the kids and many other things....You are the strongest, hardworking, loving hubby & kindest father to our kids. i can never thank you enough for standing by me, just holding my hand & praying we will get through this. I love you so much. Thank you for making my dream come true...for giving me an intact Family ❤❤❤
Aside from the doctors and nurses who have been assisting her in looking after her preemie, Bianca salutes her doting non-showbiz partner and father of her kids, Jimmy Valesquez, for standing by her side amidst it all.
“I can never thank you enough for standing by me, just holding my hand & praying we will get through this. I love you so much. Thank you for making my dream come true, for giving me an intact family,” she said.
Bianca now has three sons with Jimmy – Exequiel, Elijah, and their new bundle of joy, Ethan. She has another child, Isaiah, from a previous relationship with actor-host Vhong Navarro.
When people ask me how i stay strong whenever i face some challenges i just smile and say it's because of my Sons. They never let my crown 👸 fall i am forever their Queen. ❤❤❤ oh the joy of motherhood especially when people would always tell me they are good people. they have kind hearts That is the most precious thing money can never buy. So proud of them. #motherhood #isaiah #exequiel #elijah #yxl #momazingph #proudmom