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Aubrey Miles and Troy Montero Believe That Taking Care of the Baby Is A Shared Responsibility
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  • It's been four months since Aubrey Miles and Troy Montero welcomed their third child, Rocket.

    Aubrey gave birth to Baby Rocket last December 14, almost a decade after her second child was born.

    PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) was able to have a quick chat with Aubrey and Troy during an event in Mandaluyong City and they talked about the experience of once again having a baby in their home.

    Aubrey said, "This time around, after a decade, it's different, but it's better na every thing is new...All the baby stuff is so much easier now."


    Troy agreed by saying, "I think we're... time has passed, and we're actually well-educated about having kids right now. There's a lot more, you know, even like the toys, the things out there, the strollers, the car seats...It's a step up compared to the past. So it's just things that help parents out, and makes things easier for us."

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    The reason why they chose the name Rocket? Aubrey said, "We just want something that's quite different. Just like Hunter is unique." Hunter is the couple's nine-year-old son.

    Taking care of Rocket meant dividing responsibilities

    Aubrey and Troy have fully adjusted to dividing child care duties.

    She said, "He likes giving her a bath. Ako naman, I like changing her, feeding her. And then, actually, minsan, automatic. Para kaming robot, whoever is closest, whoever has easier access, they you do it, gano'n."


    Troy stressed that taking care of the baby should be equally shared between parents.

    He explained, "I think we take turns, but we want to make sure that we both share all the responsibilities. Just in case, one of us is gone, that way, if she's gone or I'm gone, it's not, like, 'Oh my gosh, why do I do?!'

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    "So we both take turns, we both do probably everything. It just so happens that I end up giving her baths probably more because she kicks a lot, and you have to really be careful. It's almost like she's ready to jump out.

    "I know Aubrey gets kinda like, 'Oh my gosh, she's moving so much now!' Cause she's strong.

    "Of course, when you're feeding, it always a little bit more to the mom.

    "Although I can bottle feed her."


    Between the two of them, Aubrey said she is usually the stricter one. Troy seconded, "When I'm around, it's kinda like, 'Don't tell mom...' So yeah, the mom is more of the disciplinarian."

    Baby Rocket's milestones

    Both Aubrey and Troy are quite amused with their latest discoveries about Baby Rocket even if she's just four months old. She explained, "She likes water. Kapag inaalis namin siya sa water, umiiyak. She likes playing in the water, and when you take her out, she cries."

    However, she does not like the feelng of wet diapers. "She doesn't like being wet. Kahit isang wee-wee lang, oh my gosh, nagwawala siya.

    "Pero, pag sobrang poo-poo naman siya, tahimik naman siya.

    "I'm like, 'I'm weird mo, ha...' More like baby stuff pa lang, wala pang personality, e."


    Planning Baby Rocket's birthday

    Meanwhile, the couple are already planning their youngest daughter's first birthday.

    Aubrey said, "The first one is always big, ganun naman, di ba? So sa first niya, magbi-big din kami.

    "Still, hindi naman ganun ka-big. We don't have a lot of friends and all our family is in the States.

    "So we'll do it, for us, it's already big. We'll do a nice one."

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    The couple, however, is yet to pick a theme for their baby's birthday party.

    The 41-year-old celebrity mom told PEP.ph, "Her name is Rocket so may be somewhere na space."

    This story originally appeared on Pep.ph.

    *Minor edits have been made by the SmartParenting.com.ph editors.

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