Actress Nicole Donesa will soon give birth to her first child with her partner, actor Mark Herras.
And to prepare for the arrival of their baby, the soon-to-be mother recently posed for a maternity shoot by Nice Print Photography, showing off her baby bump in gorgeous dresses.
"Growing an angel. You are so loved, our little one," she wrote in one of her captions on Instagram.
“It’s wonderful to discover that what we want is not actually happiness. I would speak of Joy. Joy subsumes happiness. Joy is the far greater thing. Think of a mother who is going to give birth. Almost all of us want to escape pain. And mothers know that they are going to have pain, the great pain of giving birth. But they accept it. And even after the most painful labor, once the baby is out, you can’t measure the mother’s joy. It is one of those incredible things that joy can come so quickly from suffering.” -The Dalai Lama 🤰🏻👶🏻 Thank you Ate Char & @niceprintphoto 🥰 Styled by @jeminicdao
Itchy konting tiis na lang alam ko nahihirapan ka at marami ng bawal munang kainin na mga paborito mo pero tiis nlng para kay corky at sympre para sayo :) you have to be healthy & strong lapit na lumabas ang bibiboy natin 😍😍😍 I’m so proud of you at hindi ako aalis sa tabi :) see you soon corky excited na kame ni mammmeeh ❤️❤️❤️ love you itchy 😘😘😘
Her partner, Mark, also joined her in the maternity shoot.
For his part, the actor shared he's excited to welcome their baby boy in three months.
"Cooooorky! Ramdam mo kung gaano na kami ka excited ng mommy mo. See you in 3 months bibiboy!" he said.
It was just last month when Mark and Nicole, who are engaged to be married, first announced that they are expecting their first child.
"We are happy, we are proud and we are excited to tell you guys (Nicole) is pregnant," Mark announced in a vlog.
"Pero hindi 'yon ang reason kung bakit kami magpapakasal, okay? Nililinaw ko lang sa mga mamba-bash diyan," he added.
The couple confirmed their engagement last June. The two met on the set of the series Bihag in 2019.
In the vlog, Nicole explained the reason for their delayed pregnancy announcement.
"It's nice thing to keep private muna especially during the very sensitive stages sa akin. First trimester for me was so hard. Both of us actually, (it) was really hard," she said.
The former beauty queen also praised her boyfriend for doing the best he can to prepare for the arrival of their child.
"I'm really also proud of this guy, he's been doing everything he can to prepare to be the dad he's going to be," she added.
Mark, 33, is already a father to Ada, his daughter from a previous relationship.