MANILA – Assunta de Rossi admitted her first pregnancy was something she and her husband, Jules Ledesma, did not plan at all.
In an interview with ABS-CBN Lifestyle, de Rossi said she’s long accepted that she won’t be able to conceive naturally so it was really a pleasant surprise for both of them.
Talking about her experiences 14 weeks into her pregnancy, de Rossi said she’s come to conclude that it is not glamorous at all.
“But it's the most beautiful miracle... I'm stuck in bed all day, feeling horrible. Nausea and dizziness are my enemies these days. I can't even gain weight kasi hirap akong kumain. Pinipilit ko naman and I take vitamins. I do miss being active, but my body feels overworked. Right now, not that much since I feel tired all day. Minsan late na ako nakakaligo kasi tulog nga ako maghapon,” she said.
While she is not able to see a doctor and have a check-up because of the pandemic, de Rossi said she is trying to stay healthy for her unborn baby.
“I could hear a soft heartbeat already. Grabe ang tuwa ko nun! Eh, wala. Na-lockdown, so until now wala pa akong bagong scan. Unfortunately, I didn't have time for any preparation kasi biglaan. All I could do was to take advantage of the situation and get plenty of rest,” she said.
“Wala din naman kasing magagawa, and also naglalabasan na symptoms ko kaya that was all I could do. Just eat and sleep. I was worried because the last time I had a doctor's appointment was two or three days before lockdown. I still am worried. But I try not to stress myself so much. Thankfully, nothing weird is happening so that's a relief,” she added.
De Rossi also shared how she dealt with the early stages, especially when “constipation almost killed me.”
“I changed my diet. Sa mga nakakaranas nito, damihan lang ang fiber, cut back on white carbs, and drink prune juice. I'm not really into the taste, but it's an awesome natural laxative. Honestly, wala yata akong maipapayo bilang hindi ko rin alam gagawin. This is all new to me, so to experience this in the middle of a pandemic is tough. I know a ton of people are having it worse than me, so hindi na ako ngangawa. Constant prayers lang talaga. Thank God hindi ako delikado,” she said.
Amid all the uncertainty, the former actress said she is just glad to have Ledesma by her side through it all.
"We totally bonded. He'd feel bad whenever I felt bad. I told him to just let me be and to just hold my hand. He's been supportive naman. Worried lang siya minsan kasi feeling niya wala siyang magawa," she said.
Since Ledesma is turning 60 this year, de Rossi said they might have to slow things down and just focus more on their growing family.