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In Focus: A New Hope—Paolo and Sam Valenciano's Baby Girl, NataLEiA Martine

In Focus: A New Hope—Paolo and Sam Valenciano's Baby Girl, NataLEiA Martine

Newborn baby Leia's parents, Paolo and Sam Valenciano, in true millenial fashion, tenderly coined the hashtag #baevee a few months into the pregnancy. On November 2, 2016 at 1:21AM, this little light was born. Her father's beloved reputation as an avid Star Wars fan makes it plain to see why she was named after the brave and beautiful princess determined to fight dark forces in the galaxy. Hello, world, meet this bundle of high-volume joy, Nataleia Martine Godinez Valenciano.

"Pursued by the Empire’s sinister agents, Princess Leia races home aboard her starship, custodian of the stolen plans that can save her people and restore freedom to the galaxy…. "

- Star Wars Ep. IV, A NEW HOPE


Family and friends waited that evening for a successful birth. Her journey into the world took a concerning unexpected turn when a hoped-for normal delivery concluded with a Caesarian procedure, but while loved ones' hopes and prayers banded together Leia's safe delivery took its guided course.

Paolo Valenciano carries his newborn daughter, Leia, for the first time.



Papa @PaoloValenciano & Princess Leia's entourage waiting for her arrival. Nice of you to join us @yosameti ?? #BaeVee

A photo posted by RJ dela Fuente (@rjdelafuente) on



My princess #NataleiaMartine ??

A photo posted by Paolo Valenciano (@paolovalenciano) on




All the best to this loving family, isn't it wonderful how newborn babies have the gift of bringing everyone together?  The message this brings is perfect for this holiday season.  At the moment it's the month of thanksgiving.  We're thankful for your birth, Nataleia Martine!


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