A baby shower for LJ Reyes and Paolo Contis

A baby shower for LJ Reyes and Paolo Contis

By Jane Kingsu-Cheng | Photos by Nice Print Photography

“The pregnancy was a very sweet surprise!” exclaimed the blooming LJ Reyes with a big smile. Moms & Babies was present at their baby shower held recently at The Nest Attachment Parenting Hub, and everyone can feel the excitement of the couple in meeting their baby girl Summer Ayanna real soon.

Baby preps
In preparation for the baby’s arrival, LJ Reyes is on her 34th week and revealed that they have been very prompt with all the scheduled checkups. They also did Congenital Anomaly Scan, gestational diabetes test, and monitored her low-lying placenta in the early stages of her pregnancy. “It’s been a long time since we took care of a baby, so we took refresher class at The Parenting Emporium. We also have to buy all the baby stuff from scratch, but we’re also blessed with the generous gifts from a lot of our friends and family,” shared LJ.

Party style

A pretty cake from Doughmestic.

Pie Tuazon of The Nest was the gracious host of the afternoon, where she invited her suppliers for an opportunity to get to know the celebrants. Moms & Babies asked why “pink tropics” was her chosen theme, “Summer has been a name I have been wanting for my future daughter. It makes me feel so hopeful and warm! I wanted us to feel that ambiance with the theme and decors.” LJ sent styling pegs for the table setting which the stylist, Dentelle Manila, was able to execute. Spray painted leaves were displayed as part of the centerpieces, with gold geometric mini installations adding a chic vibe. The three-layer cake fulfilled LJ’s pretty vision, too!

LJ Reyes with Paolo Contis and her childhood friends

On LJ’s instagram post: “Yesterday was about celebrating Summer’s arrival with old and new friends! They are people we are truly blessed with to have in our lives. Some of them I knew since I was in preschool. Some of them I knew just recently. All of them we truly appreciate and treasure deep in our hearts! Thank you for making us feel so loved! I am very grateful that these are the people who will see our daughters grow up! At ngayon pa lang, nararamdaman na namin ang pagmamahal nyong lahatPati na rin ang mga tahimik na nagdadasal para sa amin. Salamat po sa inyong lahat!

Can’t wait to meet her

The couple hopes to be blessed with another baby in the near future. But for now, they are excited to meet Summer. “Oh, can’t wait to have and to hold a baby… an angel take care of a small infant, smell her breath, snuggle her and kiss her non-stop!”


-Pregnancy notes from LJ Reyes

-Maternity shoot tips from LJ Reyes

-LJ Reyes’ fun maternity shoot with Paolo Contis and son Aki

-LJ Reyes gives birth to daughter with Paolo Contis

-Andi Manzano and GP Reyes welcome second daughter