Babies & Kids
Angeline Quinto On the Songs She Plays for Her Baby and If Mama Bob Were Alive
Angeline Quinto shares the music she plays for her unborn baby and the food cravings she had during pregnancy.
As she patiently waits for the arrival of her son, singer Angeline Quinto shared that she has been listening to a lot of music including her songs so that her son will be familiar with her voice.
“Lalayo pa ba ako. Habang nagbubuntis ako, mahilig talaga ako makinig ng mga classical songs. So yon yung naumpisahan ko sa pregnancy ko. Pag nanganak ako, feel ko hindi pa din mamawala yung mga lullaby na kinasanayan natin para sa mga bata. At habang maaga pa ay mapakilala ko pa sa anak ko na singer ako at mapakinig ko sa kanya yung mga kanta ko,” she told Modern Parenting.
(While pregnant, I love listening to classical songs. I started at the beginning of my pregnancy. I feel that the lullabies which we grew up with will still be there. And while early, I am already introducing to my son my songs so he’ll be familiar with my voice.)
She also said that her friends have been extra sweet to her during her pregnancy, giving her food and touching her tummy. Some of her single friends would even touch her bump because they believe a pregnant woman is a lucky charm in looking for love.
Food cravings and how motherhood changed her
Angeline also told Modern Parenting that during her pregnancy, she would find herself craving different types of food such as lumpia togue, singkamas, and Japanese white rice.
As for food she did not like at all, the singer said that at one point, she didn’t want to eat beef and hated the smell of garlic, which she actually likes. Thank goodness that it came back after, she said.
Asked how motherhood has changed her, Angeline shares: “ Mas lalo kong natutunan alagaan sarili ko. Yon yung pinakauna talaga. Mas lalo kong minahal ang sarili ko lalo nung nalaman ko na nagbubuntis ako.”
(I learned to take care of myself even more. That’s the first and I’ve learned to love myself even more especially when I found out I was pregnant.)
“Doon talaga ko naisip na nagbabago yung mindset mo. Bukod sa sarili ko, para sa bata eh. Excited ako magtrabaho uli kasi gusto na paghandaan yung future ng baby ko.” (That’s when I thought about changing my mindset. Aside from yourself, you think about the child. I am so excited to go back to work and prepare for my baby’s future.)
Remembering Mama Bob
Angeline was raised by Mama Bob, her late adoptive mother, who has been her number one supporter. Asked what would be the scenario if Mama Bob was still around, Angeline said: “ I am sure masayang-masaya yon kung sakali nandito siya ngayon. Siguro, isa yon sa mga nagsasabi sa akin na huwag ako magtrabaho. Alam niya kasi kung gaano ako mag-work.”
(I am sure she would happy if she was here. She’ll be one of the first to tell me to stop working for a while. Because she knows how I work.)
“Feeling ko pagnalaman ni Mama Bob na buntis ako, siya yung magsasabi sa akin na magpahinga ka muna. Ibigay mo muna yung time na ito sa pagbubuntis mo at sa magiging anak mo. At kung sakali manganak ako, isa sa pinakamasaya yon. Hahayaan ako nun magtrabaho at magtrabaho at siya ang maiiwan sa bata.”
(If Mama Bob knew I was pregnant, she’ll be the first to tell me to rest and give me time to concentrate on my pregnancy. And if I do give birth, she will be so happy. She’ll let me work while she’ll take care of the baby.)
Angeline is scheduled to give birth to a baby boy.