Layla Kayleigh’s Blog: Melody Celebrates Her Christening

05/20/2010 at 04:00 PM ET

America’s Best Dance Crew co-host Layla Kayleigh is letting readers follow along as she tackles first-time motherhood — daughter Melody Rain is now 6 months old. Read her latest blog — and see some exclusive photos — in the extended post!

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When I was pregnant with Melody — and even after she was born — Steven and I didn’t have much time to discuss if religion was something we wanted to implement into Melody’s life. However, when the christening conversation finally came up, we both felt it would be a positive thing.

We decided to have the christening at Townley Church in New Jersey. Traveling from Los Angeles to New Jersey (where most of Steven’s family is based) was surprisingly smooth sailing, especially for Melody’s first trip!

This was the first time Melody was around so many people. I was a little concerned she’d get cranky or overwhelmed, but she was loving all the attention! Melody didn’t even make a peep when we poured water on her head — she just looked up at me all wide-eyed as if to say, “Mommy, this is really weird, but I’ll go with it.”

Pastor Chris and his congregation were so accommodating and welcomed us with open arms. They couldn’t have been sweeter.

After the christening we headed to Steven’s parents’ house. We had ordered some delicious Italian food from Nonna’s in Marlboro, and I had gotten a special cake designed by Mauro at Carlos Bakery in Hoboken. He did such a great job with her cake!

It was such an incredible day, because we had family come from all over the country to see little Melody. It was so touching that they went through the trouble of doing so just so we could all get together to celebrate.

It takes a collective effort to pull off such a big day, and I’m so thankful to everyone that helped to make Melody’s christening such a memorable one!

Much love,

— Layla Kayleigh

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J-Lin on

What a beautiful baby and a lovely picture.

Brittany Jackson on

They are such a cute couple and little family,Melody looks just like her daddy.

Alex on

She’s so cute! so adorable

April on

Oh MY I didn’t realize Steven was so attractive! Layla, does he have any brothers?? 😉

Melody looks adorable in her little dress and I love the cake. I bet it was hard to cut into something so beautiful!

Shannon on

Melody is absolutely gorgeous!

tyannah on

Thanks for sharing that with us! It’s great when family is reunited for a moment of love! 🙂
I like the notes-letters on the cake, less the cross but it’s a christening so it’s normal!
Kuddos for your little girl! 🙂

Susan on

Pierced ears?? Niiiiiice!

J-Lin on

Susan – My mom had my ears pierced by my doctor when I was six-months-old.

bebi on

@April, I was thinking the same thing. LOL

They are truly a beautiful family.

Nichole on

Wow! Covino’s lookin’ sharp in a suit & tie!!! She is so beautiful Covino & Layla!

mandy on

She’s gorgeous, he’s gorgeous, Melody’s gorgeous
What a beautiful happy family

Staci on

Great looking family! I can’t believe how much Melody looks like Covino! I lived every detail of the Christning through the C&R Show. Nonna’s Rocks! God Bless!!

JB on

@ susan …. yes pierced ears come out of your bubble and live and see that other people do things differently.

glee fan on

they are such a cute couple and there bbay is absolutely gouragous! she looks like her dady!

amandamay on

melody is so cute!

Rachel on

That top picture is absolutely precious. She looks like she’s sitting on a cloud.

Dania on

Aaaw how cute they are! Melody is the cutest tho 🙂

Melanie on

Look at that cake! I want a slice

Sheri on

Awesome guys! You both rock, and so does your baby…so cute!

FC on

They make for a beautiful family, and that little Melody is just too cute. I want to take off with those chubby cheeks of hers. Better yet, just take off with Melody, period. 😉

court on

I think maybe Susan was referring to Steven’s pierced ears as that was also the first thing I noticed. Beautiful fam!

Mark on

I can’t get over how beautiful Melody is she looks like an angel!

Wayne on

Good job Covino! I’ve been a loyal listener to your show since about Day 3 and have enjoyed the evolution of Steve Covino! I love the top picture! It shows how happy you are! Congrats dudebro! A toast to El… Covino.

cynthia on

that baby is soooooooooooooooooo cute 😀

Michelle on

Looks like they had fun. What a sweet little baby, she’s getting so big!

Lisa on

Melody is absolutely beautiful!

Marky on

Maybe the pierced ears comments are about daddy’s ears! Either way, gotta say, they both look fine with their earrings. My son had pierced ears and my granddaughter had pierced ears and I thought it was fine! Adorable family….

Edoblin on

For April,

Covino has a brother… His name is Tommy and he’s lookin’ for some Tud yo!

LisaS on

Those are some stunning pictures but that first photo is just so sweet! She has the most beautiful eyes and lips.

Gorgeous baby, gorgeous family.

And yes, the first thing I noticed about the dad was the pierced ears. Didn’t even see them on the baby until someone else posted on it. Either way, I think they both look good with earrings.


@ Susan Pierced ears is really a cultural thing. Where I’m from we leave the hospital with ears pierced…

Iva on

Great pictures, what a beautiful family…everyone is talking about the earrings, but I love her little bracelett!!!!!

Lisa on

She’s an angel!

Sharon on

What a beautiful family….talk about good genes…..

Donna on

What an incredible looking day!

David on

Melody is very cute. That is one pretty cake that Rich had the issue with. Is that Nave is the pic trying to talk?

Leanne on

I love her name! what a cute family
They’re beautiful
How old is Layla? she looks so young, they both do

Covino and Rich Dudebro on

Congratulations Layla & Covino. Been a long time listener of the C&R show. Always enjoy hearing about her. Sirius channel 108!!! 😉

una on

Gorgeous baby! Lovely christening pics.. Beautiful name & family. U rock!!

Dede on

What a gorgeous baby! Does she have asian in her? she looks a little asian.

sylvia shields on

she is just so beautiful with her big dark eyes. I started to cry a little at how happy the family looks on the first picture. Tears of joy for them.

angelina on

Gorgeous , God Bless !

angelina on

I love pierced ears on bambinos ! My daughters have them !

The truth on

Absolutely lovely!!!

Lisa Fort on

I love her little dress, what a princess!