Coleen Garcia found out she was pregnant last January.
On her latest vlog uploaded last May 8, the actress finally opened up about her pregnancy journey and how she told her husband Billy Crawford about their baby.
“Last January, we went to a friend’s birthday party which was around two or three nights. I was packing for that. Normally when I pack kasi, I make sure that I have everything I need, in case magkakaroon na ako. So I checked my period tracker and I saw that I was around five days delayed which doesn’t usually happen kasi nga I used to be on pills so that would make your period regular if irregular ka. So medyo na-alarm ako,” she recalled.
“I told my brother to buy three pregnancy tests just in case, kasi I knew it was coming some time. Sabi ko, ‘Baka ito na ‘to.’ I didn’t ask Billy to buy kasi baka umasa siya tapos biglang hindi pala. I secretly took one (test).”
“Normally ‘pag positive, two solid lines tapos kung negative, one solid line. When I took the test, ang lumabas may isang solid line tapos may isang line pero sobrang faded niya. I was looking at it for a while tapos inaantay ko na mabuo ‘yung line kasi mamaya baka late lang talaga mag-form ,‘di ba? So inaantay ko, wala talaga. Then I threw it away,” she jestingly said.
“So when we came back from our trip, wala pa rin akong period. Akala ko effect lang siya sa pagtigil ng pills. So I took another test. Ganoon pa rin. May isang solid line tapos may isang blurred line pero ‘yung blurred line na ‘yun parang pa-klaro nang pa-klaro. That’s when I said to myself, ‘Oh my gosh, I think I’m pregnant!’” she enthused.
Read related article: Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia are expecting their first child! starcinema.abs-cbn.com/2020/5/1/news/billy-crawford-and-coleen-garcia-are-expecting-the-60757
Coleen then happily shared the news to her husband and her mom, as well as their Ninong Kim Atienza, who was the first to know among their showbiz friends.
“On that same day [we found out], meron akong guesting sa ‘Showtime.’ And usually kasi ‘pag nandoon kami, we drop by the dressing rooms just to say hi. And we went there and halos lahat sila nandoon and we just really felt like telling Kuya Kim. And then noong lumabas kami ng banyo na umiiyak, nagtaka silang lahat. So we eventually had to tell everybody else in the room,” she said.
The actress also opened about how she started feeling ill in her sixth week, which eventually led to depression.
“My sixth week was pretty terrible. I spent the entire week in bed pretty much and I was so nauseous. I kept vomiting and I thought that it was morning sickness until I realized that it was actually my vitamins. Then after that, I had to stay home again because bigla ako nagka-spotting. After two weeks [of] bed rest, the blood clot was gone. Everything was great kaya lang ‘yung mental state ko really, really suffered during that time,” she revealed.
“That whole two weeks kasi I wasn’t allowed to do anything but stay in bed. Puwede lang ako bumangon sa kama ‘pag mag-CR lang ako. I was so depressed. You know the feeling na you feel so icky, so ugly, so gross, and I just felt like a sloth lang talaga. Nakadikit lang ako sa bed. To be in bed for two weeks, not doing anything, with anxiety, really made me feel so depressed,” she recalled.
Now on her fifth month of pregnancy, Coleen is finally feeling good again.
“By God’s grace we got through that period. It’s different now kasi iba ‘yung naka-quarantine ka, iba ‘yung naka-bed rest ka. Now I’m just so happy that the baby is healthy, the baby is fine. So everything was fine. Everything was normal,” she happily shares.
The soon-to be mom also revealed that she decided to take a Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT) that could "accurately" tell the gender of their baby even without ultrasound.
“We heard that that blood test could already accurately tell you the gender of the baby already so I took the test. Really early on, we already found out the gender of the baby,” she shared.
We can't wait to meet Coleen and Billy's little one! Any guesses on their baby's gender? Share it with us in the comments!
Read more stories here:
Coleen Garcia flaunts her hard-earned abs in swimsuit!
IN PHOTOS: Every single bridal party thrown for Sarah Lahbati
Billy reveals how John Lloyd played a huge part in his relationship with Coleen!
THROWBACK: All the halloween costumes that stole the spotlight over the years!
Billy to Coleen: ‘I’ll love you till my last breath’