By: Anna Katrina J. Bolivar
After the long wait, Bianca Gonzalez-Intal finally gave birth to her second child with husband JC Intal. The now mother of two shared the experience and a photo of their new daughter, Carmen Eliana Gonzalez Intal through an Instagram post.
The celebrity host initially announced her second pregnancy through an Instagram video that featured their first born, Lucia, kissing and making lambing to her mummy’s tummy published last May 30.
A few days after the announcement, Bianca then shared how difficult her second pregnancy was. She suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition that made her vomit all day and all night that resulted in her losing around nine pounds. According to Bianca, this was so different from her pregnancy with Lucia, when it was just so easy.
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One of the many faces of motherhood. #realtalk (Warning: long #mommydiaries post) . . This is pretty much how I looked every single day during the first four months of my pregnancy. . . OH, TOILET. It wasn't morning sickness nor evening sickness, it was all day, all night sickness. I would vomit 8 to 10 times every day and I lost 9 pounds. Hyperemesis gravidarum, they call it, and apparently Kate Middleton and Ayesha Curry both had it just recently (pampalubag loob ko lol). I still went to work, did meetings, saw friends, and none of them had any idea that my bathroom breaks would be to vomit. I would always bring wipes and mouthwash everywhere I went. . . NOT A BREEZE. When I was pregnant with Lucia, it was sooooo easy. I felt like I aced it! It was so effortless, I didn't feel any uneasiness at all. So boy, was I in for a surprise with this second pregnancy! My wonderful OB Dra. Tere helped me focus on the brighter side of things by reminding me that my nausea was a sign that my pregnancy hormones are strong, therefore, good for the baby. Thank God, our baby is very healthy and everything is a-okay. . . ALMOST HALFWAY. I'm now 4.5 months and according to my pregnancy app, baby is the size of a sweet potato. I vomit only 2 to 3 times a day now (an absolute relief compared to 10 times a day) and I can eat a bit better. Just hoping to keep as fit and healthy as I can til I come to full term! . . Cheers to all other mommas who are going through the same thing, or who have been through this, too! 💪🏼 Truly, the toughest job in the world.
Aside from her difficulties, Bianca also shared her fitness regimen while pregnant by sharing photos and videos of herself doing pre-natal pilates even with her 34-week baby bump. She says that keeping fit helps her keep up with the growing baby inside her tummy and her active toddler Lucia, who still wants to be carried by mommy.
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Few weeks away from full term and very thankful that I am still allowed to exercise. 🙏🏼 Everything feels heavy and ngawit and pre-natal pilates helps stretch the pains away and strengthens me for the big day. So nice to be reunited with one of my first trainers @pilateswithkit! 💯 #34weeks #preggydiaries
A month before giving birth, the mommy and daddy spent some time alone together for a ‘babymoon’. The soon-to-be parents of two spent quality time with each other before being busy again with a newborn and a toddler.
The same photo of Carmen’s little hand was shared by JC Intal announcing the birth of her second sweetheart. Congratulations, Bianca and JC! Welcome Carmen and we are looking forward to seeing more photos of you!
Anna Katrina Bolivar is a first-time mom to a baby girl. She’s a stay-at-home, breastfeeding, cloth diapering, and cosleeping mom. She has her own blog at The Everyday Nanay. Despite all the challenges of a stay-at-home mom, she always goes to sleep with a heart that is overflowing with love for the Lord, her husband, and their precious little girl.