Rivermaya drummer Mark Escueta and Jolina Magdangal. Photo from Jolina Magdangal's Instagram
MANILA – Rivermaya member Mark Escueta is a picture of a proud father after he and former Kapamilya star Jolina Magdangal welcomed their first child on Tuesday.
In an interview with DZMM on Wednesday, Escueta shared that they could not wait to spend their time with their son, Pele Inigo.
“Masayang masaya naman. Si Jolina okay na okay na rin siya. Kakatapos lang niya magpa-breastfeed. Medyo pinapagpahinga lang siya ng mabuti kasi kapag CS pala bawal masyadong magsalita,” he said.
Escueta said he is glad Magdangal had a successful operation considering she had a sensitive pregnancy during her first trimester.
Escueta said the baby was not supposed to be delivered until Thursday but the Magdangal’s doctor advised an early delivery due to the contractions the singer was having.
“Ang talagang original plan is tomorrow sana. Dapat today ang ultrasound and check-up namin kaya lang nagkaroon na siya ng contractions so napa-advance ng one day 'yung ultrasound and nakita dun na konti na 'yung amniotic fluid. Sabi nung OB, pwede na daw siyang opearahan kahapon. Nandito kami sa Asian na 8:30 a.m. tapos diretso na ng 2 p.m.,” he said.
Nonetheless, he and Magdangal are both excited to become parents a little over two years since they got married.
The baby weighed 6.9 pounds at birth.