Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio Reveals She Is PregnantRica Peralejo-Bonifacio has revealed that she and her husband are expecting a baby.
The revelation was made by Peralejo-Bonifacio saying “Oo, two months ako!” referring to her pregnancy in an interview with the Philippine Entertainment Portal.
The actress said that she and her husband Joe Bonifacio, a born-again Christian Pastor, are very happy about the new development. “Super saya,” Peralejo-Bonifacio said.
According to the actress, it was not easy for them saying “Siguro mga six months rin kaming naghintay.”
“Madali lang naman [yung paghihintay ng six months], like before when we were trying, I thought mabilis lang,” she said.
“Yun yung ang akala mo pag ginawa nyo, mabilis lang, o dinisire [desire] ninyong magka-anak, akala n'yo ganun-gano'n lang. Hindi lang pala ganung kabilis,” she added.
“So, talagang nag-anticipate ako na, 'Lord, kailan kaya darating yung baby ko,' ganun. So, super happy talaga nong nalaman ko. My god! Nag-positive ako!”
Accoding to Peralejo-Bonifacio, she discovered she was pregnant the day before his father-in-law’s birthday. She said she used a pregnancy test on May 26 and saw it was positive. The next day, she went to her doctor to confirm the positive result.
“So, noong May 27, I went to my OB Gyne. I had it confirmed na ayun, positive, I’m pregnant,” she said.
This is why the whole family was very happy during the birthday of his father-in-law, not that his husband’s joy was very apparent.
“Hay naku, akala ko noong una parang wala lang [kay Joe]. Pero siguro mga two days hindi siya nakatulog,” Peralejo-Bonifacio said.
Peralejo-Bonifacio and her husband have been married since 2010 but the actress said they did not plan to have a baby in the soonest possible time.
The former actress said that she finished her studies first and she and her husband travelled after. Peralejo-Bonifacio has a Creative Writing degree from the Ateneo de Manila University.
Meanwhile, Peralejo-Bonifacio said that she already notices a lot of physical changes because of the pregnancy.
“Parang hindi ko na kontralado yung katawan ko. Kasi bigla na lang siyang makakaramdam ng kung anu-ano. Tapos yung appetite mo. Siyempre, pag nagbibihis ako iniisip ko na naku, parang wala nang magandang damit na magpi-fit sa akin. Pero very minimal lang. I mean, mas malaking part yung joyful ako na buntis nga ako ngayon,” she said.
She added that she has been doing a lot of things to prepare for her latest challenge.
“I read books. I asked yung mga friends ko na moms for advice. I just read a lot. Kasi motherhood is something na parang wala kang preparation. Basta, bigla ka na lang nagiging nanay. So, parang lahat ng kaya kong basahin, binabasa ko. Lahat ng kaya kong tanungin, itinatanong ko. Pero all the rest, dinadasal ko na basta kung ano yung hindi ko ma-cover, alam kong may grace naman si Lord para sa akin,” she said.
She also said that she is being really careful with her movements now because she is carrying a child in her womb. She now also thinks about thinks she usually didn’t think about in the past like coloring her hair and moving away from people who smoke near her.
The former actress also revealed that she now has mood swings and sometimes gets very emotional for example during movies she watches. She also has cravings every now and then but she explained that there isn’t any particular food that she has grown very fond of.
“Kung anu yung maisip ko, like, bigla kong maisip na gusto ko ng palabok. Palabok ngayon!” Peralejo-Bonifacio said.
Nonetheless, she said she does not have any morning sickness and that what she has is the occasional bout of dizziness.