Ara Mina gives birth to baby girl

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 18 2014 09:14 AM | Updated as of Dec 18 2014 05:14 PM

MANILA – Ara Mina has given birth to a healthy baby girl, her partner, Bulacan, Bulacan Mayor Patrick Meneses, revealed Wednesday.

In his Instagram post, Meneses “formally introduced” their daughter to the public, who they named Amanda Gabrielle.

 

Friends, I'd like to formally introduce to you my Amanda Gabrielle!!! #MyAmandaGabrielle #daddy #daddy2014 #tyl #godsgift #ohbabymandy

A photo posted by Patrick F. Meneses (@patrick_meneses) on

According to Mina, their daughter was born at exactly 11:35 a.m. on December 17, weighing 7.4 pounds.

“The perfect gift this Christmas! Our Mandy... Thank you Father for the safe delivery of our healthy baby girl. There's nothing more I can wish for. We are truly blessed. A very merry Christmas indeed,” the actress said.

In a previous interview, Mina said she is excited to be a hands-on mother, adding that she intends on breastfeeding her baby.

“Oo, magpapa-breastfeed ako. Para kasing ang sarap ng feeling na ikaw yung nagpapa-dede sa anak mo. Iba yung attachment ng mother and child kapag ganu’n. Ako, gusto ko ‘yung ma-experience,” she said.

Amanda Gabrielle is Mina’s first born child.