HAPPY COUPLE Vic Sotto and Pauleen Luna
With five weeks or less to go, husband and wife Vic Sotto and Pauleen Luna are excited to welcome their first baby.
As they earlier announced, they will have a girl and her name will be Jessica.
Vic, 63, whose real name is Marvic Valentin Castelo Sotto, and Pauleen, 28, whose full name is Pauleen Marie Jimenez Luna, are not only excited though. They are also overwhelmed with the love that they and their coming baby are getting from family and friends.
They revealed they are given baby showers almost every week, the latest of which was attended by no less than their “Eat Bulaga” dabarkads.
But among all the baby showers, Vic and Pauleen were most touched by the one organized by Vic’s family and children, Lhar Santiago reported in Manila Times.
“Siyempre I’m touched because nagsalita ang mga anak ko and they promised to be good kuyas and ates to their youngest sister. I couldn’t help but be touched by the words I heard from my children,” said Vic.
On her part, Pauleen was not able to control her tears. The gesture alone of organizing a baby shower moved her enormously. When Vic’s children spoke, the expectant mom got emotional.
“I really cried because of happiness,” Pauleen admitted. “We were given that kind of importance and we see how excited they are for their coming baby sister. Sino ba’ng hindi matutuwa? Sino ba’ng hindi maiiyak with that kind of effort that they put for that baby shower?”
With all the gifts that they receive for their coming baby, Vic and Pauleen announced that they already completed everything they need for baby Jessica, Lhar Santiago also reported.
“The only thing that we bought was the crib. The rest of the baby needs were all given by friends and family. Nakakatuwa lang na hindi pa siya lumalabas pero kumpleto na ang gamit,” Pauleen enthused.
Vic and Pauleen said they have seen the 4D picture of the baby inside Pauleen’s tummy, making them more excited to have the baby born.
“The more we got excited when we saw her on 4D. We have seen kung ano hitsura niya. I cried again when I saw her. I was overjoyed. I can’t believe that there she was, in the picture, our daughter so beautiful. I really can’t wait to hold her in my arms,” Pauleen said as she got emotional again.
Vic, for his part, said he was thrilled when he saw the 4D picture of his coming baby girl.
“From what I saw, she takes after Pauleen. Siya ang kamukha talaga. Mabuti naman because our baby is a girl. Can you imagine kung ako kamukha niya, tapos babae, lagyan mo ako ng buhok, parang hindi naman magandang tingnan,” Lhar Santiago quoted Vic as saying.
Pauleen is now on her 34th week so she has taken a leave from the daily “Eat Bulaga” show to prepare for her delivery.
Starting Oct. 30, Pauleen will not be seen on Eat Bulaga.
On Instagram, Pauleen announced his maternity leave following the bridal shower prepared by her fellow dabarkads last Saturday, October 28.
She wrote, “Thank you Eat Bulaga for a fun-filled afternoon. Especially for all your gifts, love and support for our little girl. I’m starting my maternity leave and will rest for the arrival of our baby. See you again next year, dabarkads!”
“Please pray for me and with me for a smooth, easy and fast delivery! Thank you again and see you guys soon,” she added.
“The baby keeps on moving inside me,” she exclaimed. “But I didn’t complain. There is that kind of joy that I feel everytime she moves. Malikot siya, very active. Minsan mahirap but it’s a good sign, according to my doctor, that we have a healthy baby. She’s always active, always moving so it means she’s OK.”
From Pauleen’s last check-up, the baby is in the right position, head down. The doctor said that since Pauleen is still five weeks away from giving birth, the baby might still change her position.
“Hopefully hindi na. We really pray that I deliver the baby normally and mukha namang it will happen,” said Pauleen.