For six months, Emma Wilson decided to keep her baby news quiet
When your mum is Anne Robinson, the stern and rather intimidating The Weakest Link presenter, it’d be understandable that you wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of her, but why would her own daughter hide her pregnancy from her?
Anne’s daughter Emma Wilson is happily married and in her 30s. She explained to the Daily Mail what prompted her to keep her unborn baby a secret.
“I vowed to have a Stealth Pregnancy. We decided not to mention ‘it’ at first. See if ‘it’ sticks. Carry on with business as usual,” explained Emma.
Clever concealment of her bump meant Emma went on as usual, ate healthily and wore black suede thigh boots to hide water retention!
This doesn’t mean that Emma didn’t enjoy her pregnancy or that she wasn’t happy about having a baby. “I loved my bump – we did this together. I relished our concealed seclusion. It took co-dependency to a whole new level.”
So, how did Anne Robinson react when she finally found out about her daughter’s pregnancy, 22 weeks down the line?
“To say she was pleased would be an understatement. The next day the phone started with: ‘You don’t mind if I tell Pam?’”
Did you have a Stealth Pregnancy? Or did you happily tell the world when you were expecting? Let us know below…
There were a few people we deliberately didn't tell. I'm very tall and had a very neat bump, so depending what I wore, I could hide it or just look like I had gained a few pounds. We only told people when we felt like it other than immediate family and friends and some didn't find out until I sent out birth announcement cards.
People get very competitive and that was one reason to not telling some people - too many elements to compare and horror stories to share.
If we are lucky enough to have another, we may do things differently again!
I kept Bridie secret for 12 weeks,not even Darren knew.We were about to be homeless when our landlord sold the house we were renting,BIL did a disappearing act leaving us to pay his share,so we couldn't afford a new place.Didn't seem the right time to announce it.It took a further 4 weeks till I told my Mum,for the same reason.
The others I've told people after 12 weeks.We got such negative reactions off people last time,particularly MIL which we really didn't expect(whole nother issue) that next time I'll keep it to myself.I don't care what other people think but some how they feel the need to share it with me.
The world and his wife have an opinion when you're having a baby.Don't blame Anne Robinson's daughter keeping it quiet.Sounds lovely keeping it secret all the way.I'm not tall but I reckon I'm fat enough to carry off the deception.
Sounds like a brilliant idea! I'm five weeks gone with my 2nd and my 1st is only 11 1/2 months so I'm ready for all the "two under 2" and "was it planned" comments,so think doing this could be a great idea!
I have only told my Hubby so far and don't plan to tell anyone else till 12 weeks (last time we told our parents at 7 weeks gone, but not going to this time!) I am fed up that everyone has an opionion and feels they need to share it with you when your expecting and I like the fact its our little secret at the moment!
When I went 2 weeks over due with my last, I was bombarded every day with comments "not in labour yet then" and "any signs" etc it really got to me, so when I went in to be induced we told no one.....just called after to say we had a boy!! I always said after that, if I had another I would not tell anyone my due date and just be like these celeb's that say "due early spring" Now reading this I am wondering if I have to tell anyone at all!?!? lol
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