Bianca Gonzalez is a well-known content creator at iamsuperbianca “Paano Ba ‘To” YouTube channel, but she also portrays a lot of roles—a TV host at ABS-CBN, columnist for The Philippine Star, and author of Paano Ba ‘To?!
But Bianca’s very important role is not in media. It’s being a wife to PBA cager JC Intal and a mom of two beautiful girls—Lucia and Carmen.
A mom-of-two Bianca Gonzalez is definitely juggling life like a boss. But like all other moms out there, she’s also experiencing what other moms-of-two are experiencing.
The Kapamilya TV host shares, “It’s a bit crazy pala talaga! Kasi when you have one baby the biggest advice is sleep when the baby sleeps, but when you have two kids it’s more so impossible, because when the baby sleeps there’s still the older one to look after.”
She happily adds, “I’m very lucky that my second one [Carmen] is a good baby. My first-born [Lucia] kasi, she was colicky—always crying, she wasn’t a good sleeper until like halos one year old na. So this one [Carmen] parang at 2-months old, she was already sleeping, stretches 6-7 hrs. So very lucky, very lucky that she’s easy, good baby.”
Bianca also says that she’s lucky with Luci, too, since she never went through “terrible twos.”
“I never went to terrible twos. I’m very lucky that my daughter is very obedient as in. She’s pilya, she’s makulit, sometimes she throws her tantrums, but all in all, she’s very obedient. I’m so lucky.”
She continues, “I don’t know if it’s something my husband and I did right in parenting or it’s just her as a child, you’ll really never know.”
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Most moms-of-twos or more than twos, there’s really stories about their kids clashing or there’s a “selos” factor going on especially with the eldest one. But for mom-of-two Bianca Gonzalez, she believes it’s all about introducing the eldest to your newborn and making her a part of your newborn’s life.
The PBB host affirms, “With my first-born what happened kasi was when I gave birth to my second, [Carmen] had some sort of complication, so we had to stay in the hospital for a week pa. So I think my panganay did not really have a major selos, because parang instead of like one day I left and then ‘Uy, here’s the baby!'”
She adds, “It was a long time of—she’d visit the hospital, she’d see her baby sister through glass, so parang feeling ko, it built the anticipation na parang, ‘Why can’t I just touch my baby sister?’ What we explained to her na, ‘She’s taking medicine’ ganyan. ‘She has to stay in the hospital with mommy.'”
Aside from slowly introducing the siblings to each other, Bianca also got some very good advice on how to prepare Lucia for Carmen’s arrival.
“Somebody told me na parang I should bring my panganay to the baby. It’s not like the panganay will go and I’m beside the baby parang gano’n, e. It’s more of I’m with her and then we introduce the baby to her.”
Bianca also shares, “So I remember we put our newborn on our bed, me and my husband’s bed, and then me and my husband got our panganay and then went to the baby together. So parang I’d say parang inalalayan namin siya. Then we really made her a part of it—like every change diaper, she has to help me. She’s the ate. It’s her responsibility to help me to take care of her baby sister.”
“So super lucky! Like I have friends kasi na they have horror stories like tipong physically hurting the baby, gano’n ‘yong ate or kuya. So I’m lucky na we didn’t have that.”
“But definitely there’s like sometimes when we’re fussing over the baby, the panganay she’s like gonna do something, ‘Mommy look at me!’ Just so that the attention would be on her. But really nothing crazy. Nothing na super tantrum, wala pa naman,” she quips.
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Basahin: Read new mom Bianca Gonzalez’ open letter to her daughter Lucia