In an Instagram post last night (May 27), Rivermaya member Mark Escueta revealed that his wife “Magandang Buhay” host Jolina Magdangal is to undergo a cesarean section today, May 28, for the birth of their second child, Vika Anaya.
“Litrato ng naghahalong saya at takot. Cesarean Section procedure scheduled for 9 am tomorrow morning (May 28). A very important day for the years to come,” he wrote in his caption. “Si Pele, CS din pinanganak pero kahit second time na, natatakot pa rin. See you tomorrow Baby Vika 😁”
He also posted a photo earlier today before Jolina went in for the surgery.
Jolina also posted a photo this morning with a letter addressed to their first born Pele in the caption.
“To my dear Pele, thank you tinabihan mo parin ako matulog kagabi. Mas napanatag ang loob ko. Pangako ko sa ‘yo na hindi ito ang huling akap na tayong dalawa lang,” she wrote. “Yayakapin kita habangbuhay hanggat gusto mo pa yakapin si Mama. Kung pagkatapos manganak ni mama, ‘wag ka magtaka kung bakit hindi muna kita makakatabi - sisiguraduhin ko na palagi ka makiss at maparamdam na namiss kita. Pagkatapos ko manganak, kakayanin ko maka-recover agad para matulungan parin kita maligo, makalaro ka, makakwentuhan ka, at ma-enjoy natin ang bago mong kalaro na si Vika.”
“Mahal na mahal kita anak. Alis lang si mama sandali, pagbalik ko apat na tayo. ♥️”
UPDATE: At 2 pm today, “Magandang Buhay” announced on Twitter that Baby Vika has been born!
Jolina’s father Jun sent word out that his daughter is currently recovering from the procedure and that Mark will share details of the birth as soon as they can.
At 4:30 pm, Jolina shared with the world Baby Vika’s first ever photo!
“Andito na sya! Maraming salamat sa lahat ng dasal. Ang sakit ng tahi pero pipilitin ko kayanin. Sobrang worth it ang lahat ng sakit dahil sa nakita kong reaction ni Pele kay Vika. Will post pictures very very soon. 😊😊😊” she wrote in her caption.
Congratulations, Jolina and Mark!
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