Several weeks after giving birth to her daughter with partner Paolo Contis, actress and celebrity mom LJ Reyes revealed that she used to have fears at the thought of having another child next to her firstborn, Aki.
Aki, now 8, is LJ’s son with her former boyfriend, actor Paulo Avelino.
“To be honest, I had this fear before on having another child,” confessed LJ on Instagram last Wednesday. “Iniisip ko, it feels like time is so little to be spent on one child, what more on two?”
However, if there’s one thing that motherhood has taught her, it is that being a parent can change someone’s life in ways that is unimaginable.
“I was also curious how we can love another human being fully and unconditionally when you only have one heart? But now I understand what “you grow another heart” means! It doesn’t matter if you only have one heart! Your heart grows along with the number of children you have! You don’t love one more than the other. And you just can’t really explain it in words. You just feel it!,” added LJ.
A proud mother of two, LJ said that she couldn’t be any happier today in spite of all the difficulties that come with having to raise her children.
“I’m grateful to Aki who has been so understanding and loving the past weeks! You’re the best Ahya, my love! And yes, you too [Paolo], you’ve been the best!,” said LJ.
LJ gave birth to her youngest, a healthy baby girl they named Summer on January 4, five months after they announced that they’re expecting their first child as a couple.
On the subject of marriage, Paolo revealed in a previous interview that he and LJ are already talking about their wedding plans.
“Alam mo pinag-uusapan 'yan pero siyempre lahat 'yan magiging pag-uusap lang hangga't hindi pa puwede 'di ba?" said Paolo, who is currently going through his annulment proceedings against his estranged wife, former dancer Lian Paz. “The case is moving better now. I cannot go into details, but what's good is that the case is moving better," he added.