It’s hard to believe – Shan’ann hinted at least three times in early to mid-May that she was pregnant. On June 11th she said knew she was six weeks pregnant and that her due date was February 1st. This means conception was approximately April 30th.
I’ve speculated previously that the pregnancy videos were actually recorded on May 7th, the day Shan’ann snapped her husband dutifully mowing the lawn which is coincidentally immediately prior to the blitz of hints.
And yet, as is clear in the comments below, some of her friends felt Shan’ann had “fibbed” to them earlier, pretending she didn’t know she was pregnant [until early June] when she may well have known.
So, did she know?
It’s vital that we know the truth about this, because if Shan’ann misled her friends [and there was no reason to, was there?] then she may well have misled her husband too. If she did, why?
I have a theory, but before we get to that, let’s look at the three hints she dropped in May.
#1: May 8
#2 May 9
#3 May 15
These hints unleashed a torrent of comments and responses. By the time Shan’ann announced she was pregnant in her two videos posted on June 11 there was an avalanche of interest – literally hundreds of promoters – almost all her key Thrive target market, mothers – congratulating her.
Just two weeks after the announcement [and there were actually several announcements besides Shan’ann changing her profile picture to also make the announcement stick], there was the Thrive event in San Diego.
Where Chris Watts would have gone to that or not before everyone knew Shan’ann was pregnant is an open question.
Within the frenzied interactions were some mysterious responses from Shan’ann.
What did she mean by being nervous about being outnumbered?
She inferred a leopard [leopard print clothing?] had something to do with falling pregnant.
She was also concerned whether the third child would be as much of a handful as Ceecee was at the time.
It also appears the pregnancy was either a change of plan or unintended, given that Shan’ann had given away her maternity wear.
Within this bizarre period Shan’ann also posted an image of house in Mooresville North Carolina, and then posted it a second time.
The timeline between May and June is also busy with Chris Watts’ birthday and several odes from Shan’ann to her husband about what a great man, husband and father he is. During this period it’s also Father’s Day and Mother’s Day, ironic giving what was soon to devastate this family a few short weeks later.
Shan’ann also noted in one of the comments that she intended to have a Thrive pregnancy, meaning, using the patches, pills and formulas to control her mood and appetite until she gave birth. She also said she got pregnant as quickly as she did thanks to Thrive, almost without trying.
Of course, she could use the pregnancy to promote the patches in a way that would make her stand out compared to all the other female promoters jostling for social media support. And what do mothers like more than to talk about babies, baby clothes and the whole maternal narrative associated with the child birth fairy tale.
But how would Chris Watts have felt about that?