LJ Reyes scared of giving birth for the second time

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LJ Reyes says she was not scared when she gave birth to her eldest, son Aki Reyes. But it is a different story this time around.


LJ Reyes, who is due to give birth in January 2019, is not fully prepared yet for the arrival of her daughter with actor Paolo Contis.

"Nag-aano na ko, practice ng breathing," LJ says with a laugh when asked about her preparations.

"Hindi, actually wala pa, medyo busy rin kasi talaga, kasi yun nga, si Pao sobrang busy, 'tapos lagi akong kasama.

"So, sumasabay din yung mga renovations para sa kuwarto ng baby, so medyo busy talaga."

LJ adds, "Okay naman sa akin yun, yun nga lang parang sabi ko parang dumaan lang yung pagbubuntis ko. Malapit na din ang January, 'tapos sumabay pa na dadaan yung Pasko, so yung time parang napakabilis talaga."

PEP.ph's chat with LJ Reyes takes place on November 24, at the advance screening of Paolo's film Ang Pangarap Kong Holdap in UP Film Institute's Cine Adarna, Diliman, Quezon City.

SCARED OF GIVING BIRTH FOR THE SECOND TIME

LJ admits she is nervous about her upcoming delivery, given that it has been eight years since she gave birth to her eldest, Aki Reyes, her son with former partner Paulo Avelino. 

"Sabi nga nila five years… kunwari five years ang agwat parang first pregnancy daw uli yun sa katawan ng babae. 

"Actually nung kay Aki, wala akong masyadong fear, yung parang, 'Bakit kayo natatakot na manganganak ako?'

"Yung concerned na concerned yung family mo, pero ikaw parang, ‘Bakit kayo natatakot?'

"Ngayon sabi ko, ‘Ah medyo nakakatakot pala, no?'"

She explains, “Kasi aware ka na sa pain, aware ka sa possible na mga puwedeng  mangyari sa ‘yo medically, ganyan."

But excitement overshadows fear.

LJ continues, "But we are very excited, kahit si Aki, very excited. So talagang yun, kahit na merong konting fear lang na parang sana… may mga wishes ka na like kunwari, sana normal pa rin, ganyan. Sana walang maging problema, pero mas excited kami kesa dun sa mga fear."

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The 30-year-old star gave birth to Aki in the United States, where her family is based. For her second pregnancy, LJ will give birth here in the Philippines, though her mom will not be able to come home.

"Hindi nga, kasi kaka-open lang nila ng bar, e. Si Mama 'tsaka yung kapatid ko, sila yung nag-open ng bar, so hindi talaga nila maiiwan, kakabukas lang talaga sa New York."

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