- Korina Sanchez on the joy of motherhood: “It wasn’t instant with me”
- “I started with mixed feelings of uncertainty, worry, anxiety,” the newscaster and new mother reveals
- On February 12, at around 1PM, the couple welcomed their children — a boy and a girl — at a hospital in Pittsburgh
Last February 12, around 1 in the afternoon, Korina Sanchez and husband Mar Roxas were in a hospital in Pittsburgh and welcomed baby twins, Pepe and Pilar, into their family.
A blessed news that came as a shock to many.
“I felt weird feeling that way,” said the veteran newscaster in an interview with news site PhilStar.
“I worry about the future, about everything that could go wrong. I’m told this is normal among many expecting and new mothers. Good to know I’m not weird. It wasn’t instant with me. The joy crept up and slowly but surely took over. Now, every day is even more joyful than the day before. I’m very hopeful about the future,” she explained.
She has also confessed that she had always wanted to start a family with Mar but had constantly been sidetracked with the work and kind of lives they led.
“I’ve always, always wanted to be a mom. Everyone who knows me well knows that I love children. But for the longest time, because my career in news took charge, I thought it would never happen. But now that it has happened at my age, and even if we had planned and started on this project years ago, I started with mixed feelings of uncertainty, worry, anxiety,” Korina said.
The couple had tried on for several years and finally conceived last 2018 and had the procedures done abroad.
They had their embryos frozen and first went to India, but with the tedious process there they decided to consult with a facility in the US, as per the recommendation of a friend, “who also had a good experience and successful surrogacy with them.”
Presently, Korina is still in the US, waiting for the papers of the twins and checking whether they are strong – ably stable enough so they could fly home as a family.