Actress Dimples Romana, who gave birth to her third child on Friday, said she has no plan of taking a break from show business once the baby arrives.
“Even though I want to encourage working moms like me to take a long break after giving birth, I would be lying to you if I told you I’d do just that. My body and mind just don’t seem to want to entertain the idea of resting,” Dimples told reporters during a virtual launch organized by the private drugstore chain Generika, which got the actress as the new face of its “Ginhawa Generika” campaign.
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“We have a lot of financial responsibilities, especially now that Ate Callie (her eldest child) is in Australia and is studying aviation. She will become a pilot in two years,” Dimples announced. “Also, my responsibilities as a mom is divided into three. I have a teenager (Callie), a grade-schooler (Alonzo), and a newborn (Elio). Even though I want to focus on being a mom to my newborn, just like many moms out there, what I will do is one of the most excruciating sacrifices. If you have more than one child, you will have to wear different kinds of hats as a mom.”
Back to work
Dimples said “rest” for her will most likely last for “a few weeks, just so I could recover and spend time with Elio. I really have to get back to work to make sure our family will be provided for—of course, Papa B (Boyet Ahmee, her husband) and I are a tag team.”
The 37-year-old said she welcomed the news of a third child with open arms. However, she admitted to feeling “very afraid” because of the pregnancy. “This is because I already know a lot of things from my first and second pregnancies. Sometimes, the more you know, the more scared you are; but I find comfort in knowing that a lot of people are willing to help me out,” she pointed out.
As to whether Alonzo has already accepted the fact that he now has a baby brother, Dimples said: “He’s actually very excited. He once told me, ‘Mommy, I want Baby Elio to look like me.’ Before I left the house, he said, ‘Mommy, take care of Baby Elio today for me, OK? Make sure you don’t get stressed so that my brother will not be stressed, too.’ It’s a blessing for a mom like me to have children who actually get along with one another.”