Celebrity couple Robin and Mariel Padilla recently welcomed their second baby. In her YouTube channel, Mariel shared her journey from labor to delivery of her new daughter, Gabriela.
Baby Gabriela was born last November 15, 2019. Mariel had to be induced as she was already on her full term (39 weeks and 5 days). At around 8:00 on the morning of November 15, Mariel was induced and went through 6 hours of labor. At exactly 3:25 pm Baby Gabriela came out. Their new baby weighed 7 pounds and measured 20 inches long.
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Gabriela is here!!!! 👶🏻 tonight at 9pm i would like to introduce her to all of you!!!! Thank you so much to everyone who prayed for us, who was with us from the start… to everyone THANK YOU!!!! Thank you God for the biggest surprise ever!!! 💕 will put the link on my bio in a bit. See you all tonight on my YouTube Channel!!! 9pm!!! Meet Maria Gabriela De Padilla 💕
Before giving birth, Mariel also shared on her YouTube channel how she prepared for the arrival of Baby Gabriela.
Prepare the big sister
Mariel helped Isabella, their eldest daughter, understand that she’ll soon have a baby sister and that she’ll then has to share their mommy’s attention with her (Gabriela). Mariel then read books about being a big sister so Isabella can better understand it. Mariel also lets the yayas take care of Isabella so she can get used to it.
Involve the big sister in preparing the baby’s things
As Mariel prepares the crib, car seat, stroller, and other things for Baby Gabriela, she made sure that Isabella also got involved in the process.
Prepare the hospital bag
At around 36 weeks, Mariel started preparing their hospital bag. Some of the things that she prepared for the baby are diapers, swaddles, blankets, clothes, mittens, and socks. All have been prewashed with gentle laundry detergent.
For herself, Mariel prepared overnight pads, sets of underwear, nursing bras, toiletries, pajamas, robes, and malunggay supplements.
Continuously and consistently take prenatal vitamins
Mariel also religiously took the following: multivitamins, folic acid, iron, aspirin, and malunggay supplement.
Visit your doctor
To monitor the development of the baby inside your womb, Mariel reminded her pregnant viewers the of importance of regularly seeing their doctor.
Prepare your mind and body before giving birth
Mariel also prepared herself. In her own words, “Since I feel that this is going to be my last pregnancy, I’m just giving it all out.” She shared that she’s cherishing every minute of this pregnancy and that she and the whole family were all very excited to see Baby Gabriela.