Janella Salvador and Markus Paterson have finally introduced their son named Jude Trevor.
In a YouTube vlog that offered a look into their parenthood journey, the couple showed that their baby boy was born in the United Kingdom on October 20, 2020.
The “baby reveal” on Tuesday put an end to the pregnancy speculation that heightened when the sweethearts, both 22, left for the UK in September last year.
The couple has had shared glimpses of their time together in Markus’ hometown, but never addressed the issue until the first video on their joint YouTube channel.
“Hey Jude, as I compose this, I’m staring at your perfect little face with all the love I didn’t know I had. So many emotions, but mostly excited that we’re ready to finally introduce you to the world,” began Janella in a loving message to her son in the video.
The actress admitted that they had been nervous about the day they were going to introduce their son to the world.
“If your dad and I could have you all to ourselves forever in our own quiet little world, we would, but that would be selfish. You’re too precious to not be shared.
“The world deserves to see the precious smiles you give us — the ones that melt our hearts. The world deserves to see you grow into your own unique self.”
She further reflected on being a new mother: “I can’t believe you’re mine. It’s funny ‘coz I’ve heard these words from every mother in the world, and thought to myself, how cliché does that sound. But now I completely understand. It truly is the best feeling — something you won’t be able to fathom until you go through it yourself.”
The video further showed snippets from her pregnancy, from the moment they learned about the gender in May 2020, when she was already in labor and about to give birth, to meeting Baby Jude for the first time and introducing him to “lala” Jenine Desiderio, who accompanied her daughter in the UK.
Jenine said that the arrival of her grandson made their “COVID-restricted lives a lot better.”
“I know you came to us as a surprise. But you are one pleasant surprise that we all don’t mind having. We love you very much,” she said.
Celebrity friends of the couple such as Erich Gonzales and Maja Salvador also shared their messages of support in the video.
The vlog ended with Markus addressing his son with his own sweet message.
“To my son, my firstborn. My darling boy.
“There isn’t enough words to express how much love I have for you. The minute I saw you, I knew I would do anything in this world to protect you.
“And I can’t wait to introduce you to the world, and hold you in my arms. Even until you think it’s uncool and get mad at me as you walk off to your friends. And yes, I will be that dad.
“You are loved forever and always by your mother and I welcome you, Jude Trevor Patterson, to the world.”
Watch the full video here.