LJ Reyes could not be more grateful than now for having Paolo Contis as her partner.
On July 2, 2019, Tuesday, the 31-year-old celebrity mom dedicated an appreciation post on Instagram to Paolo for being a committed "team player" in nurturing their daughter, Baby Summer.
LJ and Paolo welcomed their baby girl last January 4.
In her post, the Kapuso actress showed a glimpse of her daily life after giving birth to Baby Summer.
She wrote, "The face we make when we've gone through a day full of nursing, nappy changing, dancing (the baby to sleep), washing pump parts and storage bottles, and I was able to answer calls and emails, at may energy pa to watch some series or talk without falling asleep! Hahaha
"Sa totoo lang, 24 hrs a day is hardly enough for all the duties and responsibilities!"
LJ also revealed how hands-on Paolo has been as a father.
The Kapuso actress continued, "But you know, I’m glad @paolo_contis is such a team player!
"Kulang na lang siya na magpadede kay Summer! When I’m done feeding Summer, he makes sure she burps.
"When I’m so tired in the morning due to lack of sleep, he takes her with him for some morning coffee so I can sleep some more!
"I know mothers are the nurturers, but I salute fathers who literally gets their hands dirty (sa pagpalit ng diaper)"
Toward the end of her post, LJ also praised the single parents for doing everything they can for their children.
She wrote, "But I’m just curious, for the parents out there, how do you divide tasks? Sino sa diaper change? Sino sa ligo? And everything else?
"But let me also give a shoutout to all the single parents out there!!! Whewww! I salute you!"
PAOLO AS A HANDS-ON DAD
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and members of the press also asked Paolo how LJ has been since she gave birth.
He said LJ has been busy managing her own business and attending to the needs of baby Summer and older son Aki.
He narrated, "Si LJ, okay naman siya, busy lang siya ngayon with her business, yung app niya.
"Tapos siyempre, sa bahay lang muna. [Full-time mom] siya sa ngayon.
"Pero open naman siya to guestings. Nagge-guesting-guesting naman siya pero paisa-isa lang."
Paolo clarified that LJ still handles most of the responsibilities with regard to taking care of Baby Summer.
He said, "Ako yung laging wala, kasi nagte-taping ako, nagshu-shoot, di ba? Pero the whole day, LJ yun. Mahilig lang ako mag-post kay Summer."
Paolo later added, "Siyempre, ine-enjoy mo yung mga moments and you share it with the people."