Beauty queen Miriam Quiambao and her non-showbiz husband, Ardy Roberto, have welcomed their baby boy Elijah Saturday night.
A joyous Ardy took to Instagram to share that Miriam has given birth to a healthy baby boy following an emergency C-section, similar to what they had expected just a few weeks ago.
“Welcome to the world, Elijah! Thanks for your prayers! Everything went well with the emergency CS tonight. Had a great team led firstname.lastname@example.org, so blessed and overwhelmed by God's goodness!
More to come...,” he said.
“Have to take care of my wifey now as she recovers from the procedure. Pls continue to pray for her.. Baby's fine and was a model breast feeder. 🙂 God is soooo good!,” he added.
The Miss Universe 1999 first runner-up has been expecting her labor since having her Doppler test on Monday night.
“I went for an ultrasound/doppler test last night. It turns out that my cervix is at 1cm already and 0.99cm short at only 34 weeks!,” she said on Instagram previously. “Dr. decided to admit me right away and they hooked me up to a fetal monitor.”
Miriam had her Doppler ultrasound last night at the hospital and they didn't let her go home na! They said Miriam might be going into labor na so they have her on a monitor.. they'll try to keep baby Elijah inside her for a few more days so that his lungs are more stable. Miriam is not going home until she gives birth! Heto na! We're a month early so they'll try to prolong delivery as long as they can for the baby's sake. Don't know when delivery is -- can be anytime within the next few days or in a week or two sana... But good news is that prayers have been answered and contractions have stopped for now. There is also no more "brain sparing" so that means baby Elijah is getting the oxygen, blood and nutrients that his brain and body needs. Praise God! Grateful to God for giving us great loving doctors as well led by @dr.beckysingson . Didn't sleep until 5am. I told Miriam that I couldn't sleep because I'm so "adrenalized" :) So excited to be in this place but for a different reason. This time it's a season of life! Thank You Abba Father :) #seasonsoflife #speaklife #miraclebaby #babyelijah #marriedtomsUniverse #trustingintheCreatoroftheuniverse #gratefultoGod
Ardy, who earlier disclosed that Miriam might be giving birth prematurely, said that the doctors have tried to prolong the delivery so as to assure that their baby’s lungs were stable for labor.
“Don’t know when delivery is — can be anytime within the next few days or in a week or two sana... But good news is that prayers have been answered and contractions have stopped for now,” he said. “There is also no more ‘brain sparing’ so that means baby Elijah is getting the oxygen, blood, and nutrients that his brain and body needs.”
Miriam announced her miracle pregnancy in August last year by sharing a snap of her sonogram on Instagram.
It is revealed that the couple, who will be celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary this March, almost resorted to adopting or conceiving through in vitro fertilization (IVF) to have a child.
“Thanking God for the miracle of life and for answering our prayers,” she said. “Praise God who is the author of miracles and the creator of life! By His grace, He rewarded our faith with the greatest gift: a baby conceived naturally!”
Thanking God for the miracle of life and for answering our prayers. Ardy @ardyroberto and I have been praying to get pregnant for the past 4 years. In June 2018, we were resigned that perhaps God will answer our prayers through the miracle of adoption or through IVF but Praise God who is the author of miracles and the creator of life! By His grace, He rewarded our faith with the greatest gift: a baby conceived naturally!!! 🙌🏼 There is more to this story and will be sharing it in my blog soon! Watch out for it! . Thank you to all who prayed for us and do keep us in your prayers for a safe and healthy pregnancy! May God bless you and answer your prayers too! #GodAnswersPrayers #PregnantAt43 #MiracleBaby #9WeeksPregnant