“Hindi ako natakot.”
This was the initial reaction of Sofia Andres after she learned that she’s expecting a child with her boyfriend, Daniel Miranda.
In an interview with MJ Felipe for ABS-CBN News, the actress recalled feeling, in fact, “very happy” when she found out that she was pregnant during a shoot on Valentine’s Day last year.
"Nasa shoot kasi ako nun, parang feeling ko may kakaiba akong nararamdaman. So sabi ko sa road manager, 'Ate, parang buntis ata ako.' Sabi ko, 'Bili ka ng pregnancy test, kasi kinakabahan ako.' After nun, nag-positive agad. Nagulat din ako sa reaction ko kasi hindi ako naiyak. Honestly, sobrang saya ko nga eh, hindi ako natakot, wala 'yung ganung feeling," she said.
"I think it was really meant na binigay siya sa akin ni Lord. Ang galing no? Kasi parang hinanda Niya talaga ako sa moment na 'yun, na-realize ko na ready ako," she added.
Sofia, who first revealed that she is now a mother on Father’s Day, said that her boyfriend, a race-car driver, was studying in Australia when they found out about the pregnancy.
She later flew to Australia and settled in with Daniel.
“Rollercoaster,” Sofia said of their life abroad.
“Wala akong mommy. Sanay ako na may nanay ako sa tabi ko. Hindi ako sanay humawak ng pera. Magastos kasi ako, nandiyan si Daniel to teach me how to do those things, how to be independent. Ang saya na medyo kinabahan talaga ako. First time ko kasi mag-abroad na mag-isa, tapos pregnant pa, 'di ko alam kung anong mararamdaman ko. Ang saya kasi pagdating ko dun may mga tao na nagmamahal sa akin,” she added.
Sofia, 21, and Daniel, 23, welcomed their daughter, whom they named Zoe, on November 24, 2019.
Recalling the day she gave birth to her baby girl, Sofia said: “Nung manganganak na ko, nandun 'yung mommy ni Daniel and mommy ko. Nandun ako sa ospital halos mag-walling na ko sa every corner dahil ang sakit pero after nung lumabas siya nawala lahat.”
"Masaya ngayong mommy na!" she added.
"Iba 'yung feeling talaga, 'di ko ma-explain. Sobrang saya, parang rollercoaster. Kinakabahan, 'di ko pa alam kung paano, pero 'yung makita mo na siya after nine months, ang galing ni Lord!’”
Together with their child, Sofia and Daniel eventually flew back to Manila, where they held baby Zoe’s baptism last February 7.
Of Daniel, Sofia said she appreciates how her boyfriend is keeping up with his new role as a first-time father.
“Siya pa 'yung mas nag-aalaga kesa sa akin, ultimo sa paghuhugas ng bote, pagpapalit ng diaper, paghuhugas ng pinggan, paglalaba ng damit ko, lahat siya 'yun. Dun ko nakita na iba itong tao na ito," she said.
According to Sofia, she and Daniel aren’t planning to tie the knot in the near future, as their priority at the moment is to take care of their baby Zoe.
Watch the full interview here: