In the last four minutes of the 31 minute interview with the Thayers, a female reporter off-camera asks whether baby Niko was planned? At 26:06 Amanda answers.
AMANDA: He was [planned], actually [laughs]. Nick and I had been talking about having a second child. Uh…for quite some time. You know, Shan’ann was…she was always…I mean, on our side…you know, pressuring Nick [both Amanda and Nick laugh]. Um…and just really supportive of it. And then Shan’ann and I were…I dunno…going to get our nails done or something one day, and she told me that Chris, that night before, told her he wanted another child. Um…and she was…she was all on-board and…we talked about being pregnant together [smiles]….and [voices quavers] going through all the ups and downs of pregnancy…having our babies be best friends. So…yes, her pregnancy was planned. [Nick nods besides her].
REPORTER: Was the baby his?
AMANDA: Yes, 100%. There’s no doubt about it.
But if Chris Watts planned the pregnancy, if it was his idea, if he was so excited, if he really wanted a third as Shan’ann claims, why would he kill his pregnant wife effectively putting an end to it, and her?